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Cold sores

HANOVER, VA (WWBT) -

Dr. Ruth Latham is noticing that cold sores are becoming common in adults and children.

Cold sores are caused by infection with the herpes simplex virus .

They are spread from person to person. Do not share lipsticks, lip gloss and chapstick. Do not share straws, forks, spoons or knives.

See your physician to get a prescription for an antiviral medication. There are some over the counter medications that also help with pain.

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