Cold sores are a common mouth sore caused by herpes simplex
virus and first infection can be treated with antiviral medication,
acyclovir, within 3 days to decrease how long the sores are present
and the pain that comes with the sores.
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Kanallakan, Amy S..
Cold Sores: What are they? What can I do?.
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