10 Cold Sores Symptoms

By christine
Reviewed: dr. stavarache
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  • 2. 'Oral Herpes.' Johns Hopkins Medicine, www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/herpes-hsv1-and-hsv2/oral-herpes
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Tingling is typically one of the first symptoms of HSV-1. The body's reaction to the initial infection stages might accompany other signs, such as itching, burning, swelling, redness and pain.

A few days after the tingling starts, blister clusters start to develop. People might notice the skin area under the sores is red and inflamed. Individuals may want to manage these symptoms with over-the-counter medications before the blisters develop to reduce the severity of the occurrence.

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