Definitions for "Cold Sores"
Keywords:  herpes, hsv, blisters, simplex, ailment
Category: Ailment Cold sores is caused by the herpes simplex virus.
See Cold Sore.
A localized collection of clear fluid causing elevation of the skin, separating it into an upper and lower layer. Breakdown of a blister produces an ulcer. Typically associated with HSV-1 appearing on the face, lips, and inside the mouth as blisters or small ulcerations.