Recent Examples of cold sore from the Web
There are actually two types of the herpes virus: HSV-1, which primarily affects the mouth (aka cold sores), and HSV-2, which usually affects the genital region.
Oral herpes typically presents as cold sores, which contain and transmit the virus.
But after a stressful situation, the virus replicates and cold sores emerge.
The situation is analogous to a human who is infected with herpes and periodically get cold sores.
To hear Fallon and Connolly recount their epic hang-out sesh, though, is to listen to a full-force emotional roller coaster, punctuated by pissed-off popcorn ladies and massive 80-feet cold sores.
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COLD SORE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cold sore for English Language Learners
: a small sore area around or inside the mouth that is caused by a virus
medical Definition of cold sore
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