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With the cooling temperatures approaching in November, sickness can approach as well. Do you find it ironic that the two descriptive words for when you’re sick have to do with temperature? “Cold” and “Fever” are two commonly used terms once sickness starts rolling in. Those two words can also describe a common sore that may show up on your body, particularly around your mouth as well. Those sores are commonly known as fever blisters or cold sores.

The interesting thing about these sores is that they are not in anyway related to temperature, a cold or a fever. They are caused by an infection with the herpes simplex virus (HSV). About ninety percent of all people will get at least one cold sore in their lifetime. Typically, after you get one the first time you won’t get one again. Only 40% of U.S. adults will get a repeated cold sore because after your first time, your body may develop antibodies to help you never get one again.

Cold sores are contagious. You can catch HSV when you come in contact with someone or something else that is carrying the virus. HSV type 1 and type 2 have the potential to cause sores on your genitals as well. These can be spread by oral sex. To protect against the spread of HSV you should avoid kissing, oral sex and sharing of utensils, cups, towels, lip balms and razors.

Contact our experts at Medical Dermatology Specialists today if you have Herpes. We carry the knowledge and qualified experience to get the skin care answers you deserve.

Posted on behalf of Medical Dermatology Specialists, P.C.

5730 Glenridge Drive, Suite T-100
Atlanta, GA 30328

Phone: Call (404) 939-9220
FAX: (470) 312-2157

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I truly cannot express how thankful I am for this practice. I have been treated with kindness and immense care by every staff member I have encountered here. The nurses and assistants are beyond attentive and genuinely care for the patient. I have just received a treatment plan from Dr. Laura Biehl, and even if this particular treatment plan doesn't provide me relief, I am confident that Dr. Biehl will work to figure out a solution. She is extremely knowledgeable, listens to patient concerns, and takes time to answer patient questions. Dr. Biehl, and this practice are true gems. If you have any dermatological issues this practice is absolutely the best of the best.
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If your skin disease is affecting your quality of life or you have been told your skin disorder is no longer treatable, we invite you to discover our unique medical dermatology practice in Atlanta. You will find a team of experts in dermatology who are not only dedicated to treating your skin symptoms, but who will work with your primary care doctor and other specialists to give you the comprehensive skin care approach you need to be healthy. Dr. Weisman can show you what it means to have a doctor who is truly an advocate for your health.

Contact our Atlanta Dermatologist today for personalized care and strong expertise in skin care for your entire family.


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Medical Dermatology Specialists, P.C.


5730 Glenridge Drive, Suite T-100
Atlanta, GA 30328



Phone: (404) 939-9220
Fax: (470) 312-2157
Research Fax: (470) 312-2156

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