Herpes labialis, more commonly called cold sore, is a viral and contagious disease. It comes from the Herpesviridae virus family, including herpes simplex type 1 (HSV-1) and type 2 (HSV-2) causes it. These viruses can affect the mouth, the genital regions, and sometimes the eyes. This disease can never be totally healed and therefore the host must take proper precautions in order not to transmit it.


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