What Are Cold Sores?

Are Cold Sores really herpes?  What causes cold sores?  These are two of the most often asked questions.

Often referred to by the more socially acceptable terms ‘Cold Sores’, or ‘Fever Blisters’, the eruptions that occur in and around the oral / facial area are the result of the action of the Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 (HSV-1). As the HSV-1 virus is primarily transmitted through direct contact, kissing and sexual activity, for decades, “having herpes” was considered a sign of promiscuous sexual behavior, and more socially friendly terms, like ‘Cold Sores’, were coined.

But the cold facts are that ‘Cold Sores’ and ‘Fever Blisters’ are indeed outbreaks caused by the herpes virus, and it’s nothing to be ashamed of.  In fact, the World Health Organization reports that 50% to 80% of the entire adult population has the HSV virus.

In fact, the herpes virus is in reality primarily transmitted as much by ‘Viral Shedding’ as it is by direct sexual contact.  Almost half of people infected with the herpes virus don’t even know it, as they may never have experienced a visible outbreak, or didn’t know that certain symptoms were those of herpes.  Anyone who has ever had a Cold Sore has the HSV-1 virus in their system.

While there is NO CURE for the herpes virus, and it stays in the system for life, taking care to avoid outbreak triggers, and learning about the many viable options that may help to reduce the symptoms, frequency, severity and length of any outbreaks are important steps to better health.

Another variant of the herpes virus is Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 (HSV-2), which is also referred to as ‘genital herpes’, as it primarily affects the genital region of the body.  HSV-2 is primarily transmitted through sexual contact and is highly contagious, both during outbreaks and when there are no visible symptoms.

For anyone who has ever experienced cold sores or a herpes outbreak, has been diagnosed by a medical professional, or knows they’ve been infected with the herpes virus, it’s important to remember that the World Health Organization (WHO) reports that 80% of the entire world’s population has the herpes virus, and it’s one of the most contagious viruses in the world.

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