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Dr. Jamie Weisman of Medical Dermatology Specialists in Atlanta GA

One of the most frequent issues with the holiday season and the skin is the interruption of cold sores. Whether you are preparing for family pictures, a gathering with family members you have not seen since last year, a party at work, or another big event – cold sores tend to pop up and interrupt your life when it is least convenient. Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1). This virus is contagious and can be spread through kissing, sharing food, and sharing cosmetics. Once you have had the herpes simplex virus, it will remain dormant in your body and will reactivate during different times throughout your life such as when the immune system is weakened, stressful times, and if you come into direct contact with the virus.

While many people find that they have an inconvenient flare up and a cold sore will appear once or twice a year, others suffer with recurring cold sores and complications associated with the virus. Those who have other autoimmune diseases or skin issues are often more prevalent to recurring cold sores and complications that are associated with the herpes simplex virus. Eczema, sun exposure, skin cancer, menstrual issues, and immune deficiencies are all directly affected by cold sores, and/or they have a direct connection to the prevalence of cold sore outbreaks.

There is no cure for cold sores, yet there are effective treatments for outbreaks. Those who have other issues that affect their skin (e.g. eczema), can often meet cold sores head on to prevent them or to lessen their symptoms. At Medical Dermatology Specialists in Atlanta, Dr. Jamie Weisman is a medical dermatologist who is dedicated to providing a new level of care for patient with skin issues. Dr. Weisman understands that issues with the skin are more than just skin deep, and she provides superior, patient-centered care to determine underlying causes for recurring issues.

Dr. Jamie Weisman is a nationally recognized, board certified dermatologist who leads our thriving medical dermatology practice with advanced and progressive skin care treatment. Dr. Weisman will work to diagnose contributing factors to cold sore outbreaks in order to help patients achieve long-term prevention. Our practice provides a comprehensive approach to all skin care needs in order to get at the source of your herpes simplex flare ups so that we can treat it effectively.

If you suffer from recurring cold sores, please contact Medical Dermatology Specialists today. We care the knowledge and qualified experience 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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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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