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Cold sores form on lips because of an infection by the herpes simplex virus, which gets into the body through a cut or scratch in the mouth or nearby skin, WebMD states. Contact with a cold sore or with HSV-infected flui... More »

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According to How Stuff Works, it is important never to pop a cold sore, as this causes the fluid inside to be expelled, spreading the germs causing the cold sore. Allowing a cold sore to heal on its own or with the assis... More »

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To treat cold sores, avoid acidic or spicy foods, apply ice to the affected area, and seek out over-the-counter remedies, such as topical creams, as advised byWebMD. Particularly stubborn or irritating cold sores may req... More »

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Lip blisters, medically known as cold sores or fever blisters, are caused by the herpes simplex virus, according to WebMD. There are two types of herpes simplex virus: HSV-1 and HSV2. Both types of this virus can cause c... More »

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