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Nothing can ruin a holiday celebration quite like a cold sore. Cold sores are painful blisters that appear on the lips, making it difficult to smile, talk, brush your teeth, eat, and more. Cold sores, also called fever blisters, are caused by a virus known as the herpes simplex virus (HSV). Approximately 90% of all people will have at least one cold sore during their lifetime. Once a person has had the herpes simplex virus, the virus will remain dormant in the body. It can reactivate at any point during a lifetime.

Cold sores are highly contagious, and they can be spread through direct contact or by sharing items that touch the mouth. Kissing, sharing food, sharing chapstick, and sharing other cosmetics should be avoided altogether.

People commonly know that a cold sore is coming because they can feel symptoms early on. A sore spot, with or without redness, is a typical sign that a cold sore is going to pop up. These spots generally turn into a painful blister, often splitting open and oozing. A yellow crust will usually build up over the cold sore and eventually fall off. Once the scab falls off, new skin will be revealed, and the cold sore will be gone. Some people are left with a scar or discoloration on the lip where the cold sore was.

Many people find that certain triggers bring on an outbreak for cold sores. Common triggers include:

  • Stress
  • Hormonal changes (e.g., menstruation)
  • Allergy season
  • Eating certain foods
  • Sunburn
  • Fever
  • A cold or flu

If you suffer from recurring cold sores, Dr. Jamie Weisman at Medical Dermatology Specialists can help diagnose the contributing factors for this issue. Please contact us today.

Medical Dermatology Specialists, Inc.
5730 Glenridge Dr, Suite T-100
Atlanta, GA 30328
(404) 939-9220

Monday – Thursday 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

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

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FAX: (470) 312-2157

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Dr. Weisman was very professional, friendly, and engaged in conversation with terminology I would understand. Her beside manner was, quite frankly, surprising! It was one of the most comfortable visits I've ever experienced with a doctor.
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Dr. Weisman is a great doctor! She was very informative and personally! Her staff were very welcoming as well I'm glad I found her because she is the only doctor who truly explained what was going with me.
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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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Mon - Fri: 7:45AM - 4:45PM
Sat - Sun: Closed

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