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Cold sores, also called oral herpes or fever blisters, are small blisters around the mouth (including lips, chin, and cheeks) or in the nostrils. Episodes of the cold sores usually last no longer than two weeks. They are contagious.
How Children’s Hospital Boston approaches cold sores
Children’s has created two Web sites directly aimed at young women and young men to discuss conditions that they may be exposed to cold sores. The mission of these sites (youngwomenshealth.org and youngmenshealthsite.org) is to help teens, their parents, teachers and health care providers improve their understanding of normal health and development, as well as of specific diseases and conditions.
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