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Georgea Pasedis discusses cold sores and mono prevention

Cold sores are small sores, or blister-like lesions, that appear on the lips, chin, cheeks, inside the nostrils, and less frequently on the gums or the roof of the mouth. They are often called fever blisters. The most common cause of cold sores is the herpes simplex type 1 (HSV-1), but sometimes the herpes simplex type 2 (HSV-2) can cause it. Africa 54’s health correspondent Linord Moudou interviewed integrative health pharmacist Georgea Pasedis about what we need to know about cold sores, mono and other viruses and prevention.

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