If you have ever had a cold sore or fever blister, you have picked up the oral herpes simplex virus. Herpes simplex is a common viral infection that is highly contagious from person to person. While herpes can appear in various places on the body, they are most commonly found around the mouth. Small, painful blisters appear on the lips, mouth or gums and can last anywhere from 3-14 days. Oral herpes is a common infection that infects most people in the United States by the age of 20.
Oral herpes is an infection that goes to “sleep” after an outbreak. Many people will have an outbreak and will then be clear of any herpes signs for months or even years. There are several different triggers that can “wake up” the virus including sunburn or long sun exposure, menstrual periods, stress, and severe colds. While many people find that their oral herpes go away in a week, some people have recurrent outbreaks that they simply need relief from. Medical Dermatology Specialists in Atlanta offers effective treatment solutions to oral herpes outbreaks. Dr. Jamie Weisman is a board certified dermatologies who brings her expertise and experience to treating her patients.
Oral herpes symptoms can be very painful, and because they often take certain people weeks to heal – Dr. Weisman uses a comprehensive approach to treating the herpes symptoms and also diagnosing the contributing factors to the outbreaks. If you are looking for relief from recurring cold sores and fever blisters from oral herpes, call the office of Medical Dermatology Specialists today to schedule an appointment.