Cold Hard Truth: The Cold Sore

Sara Wilchowski, MS, PA-C Cold sores, otherwise known as orolabial herpes or herpes labialis, is caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV). This virus primarily affects epithelial cells within and around the mouth with the development of the classic cold sore. HSV 1 is primarily spread through direct contact with infected tissue orContinue reading “Cold Hard Truth: The Cold Sore”