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fe·ver blis·'ter

colloquialism for herpes simplex of the lips.
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fever blister

n.
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canker sore

One or more painful, recurrent ulcers of the oral cavity or vermilion border, preceded by tenderness and pruritus, which begins as an erythematous indurated papule that rapidly erodes, leaving an ulcer covered with greyish exudate. Time from onset to healing: ± 10–14 days.
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fever blister

Any of the minute, often multiple, perioral vesicles filled with clear fluid, caused by HSV. See Canker sores.
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fe·ver blis·ter

(fē'vĕr blis'tĕr)
Colloquialism for herpes simplex of the lips.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

fever blister

A COLD SORE.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

her·pes la·bi·a·lis

(hĕr'pēz lā-bē-ā'lis)
Recurrent viral infection caused by herpesviruses types 1 and 2, producing lesions on the vermilion border of the lips.
Synonym(s): fever blister.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about fever blister

Q. Are cold sores contagious? My boyfriend has cold sores on his mouth. Can I catch it from him? If so, how can I prevent catching it?

A. Cold sores contain the HSV-1 virus, which is the herpes simplex virus . While your boyfriend has cold sores, he should wash his hands often, especially after touching his face. He shouldn't share cups and eating utensils with others since he is very contagious. You should not kiss him or touch the cold sores either, in order not to be infected.

Q. i just got over a cold sore using abreva is this best remedy to use? i didnt get a cold sore for while but i think problems lately have caused them to appear?

A. Yes, Abreva is a good choice for a cold sore. It usually helps with the itching and dryness. Next time, you should apply an acyclovir cream (Zovirax) straight from the beginning - when you get that itching or tingling even before the cold sore appears. It will make it go away faster.

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When Mary was able to bring on a fever blister by eating M&Ms, she knew she'd proven something.
A Fever blisters or cold sores usually are tiny, clear, fluid-filled blisters, which occur on mucous membranes, and doctors say, are caused by the herpes simplex virus--a common viral infection.
HSV-type 1 commonly causes fever blisters on the mouth or face (oral herpes), while HSV-type 2 typically affects the genital area (genital herpes).
Called fever blisters or cold sores, HSV Type 1 infections are tiny, clear, fluid-filled blisters most often seen on the face.
Two of the most common recurrent oral lesions are fever blisters (also called cold sores) and canker sores (aphthous ulcers).
A Cold sores, or fever blisters, are lesions that develop primarily around the mouth and are caused by the herpes simplex virus.
It can worsen hives, fever blisters, psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis.
He'd still get the aura, and "My vision would get a little blurry with some tunnel vision, but the headaches never came on." John also mentioned that for two years prior to these treatments, he would be prone to getting "fever blisters." During the five years after these treatments, he had no fever blisters, and more recently they had returned, but "they're not as bad as they had been back then." John remarked that he discovered some years after these homeopathic treatments that "they used malathion to spray for Med flies in the late 1970s in San Jose.
Natrum Muriaticum (Chloride of Sodium): Provides relief from weariness, frontal sinus inflammation, eyes feel bruised or eyelids heavy, roaring noises, in ears, fever blisters
Cold sores, also known as herpes labialis or fever blisters, are highly infectious sores on the lip and outer edge of the mouth.
Cold sores, also known as fever blisters, are caused by a virus.