Cold sores -- or fever blisters -- are an embarrassing part of life for many of us. Misconceptions abound about them, though. Can you get a cold sore from stress? Sexual contact? The sun? And is it true that most people have herpes -- and you can never get rid of it?
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Most cold sores clear up in about two days.
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The herpes simplex virus (HSV) causes cold sores.
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There are three types of herpes simplex virus.
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You can get herpes through touching an infected person's mouth or sharing eating utensils with them.
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Once you get herpes, you have it forever -- there is no cure.
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If a cold sore blisters and breaks open, it will infect other areas of your face.
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Stress can trigger a cold sore.
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By the time most people become adults, they've been infected with HSV.
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Even though almost everyone has HSV, only about 15 percent get cold sores.
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