The frequency of recurrences varies from person to person and tends to decrease over time.
Human beings are the primary reservoirs for HSV.
Then, the person never has another outbreak even though they still have the herpes infection.
In some cases, the doctor may take a sample of the fluid scraped from the cold sore to detect the presence of the virus.
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Call for an appointment with your health care provider if symptoms indicate herpes labialis and symptoms persist for more than 1 or 2 weeks.
The doctor may suggest a food challenge in order to identify a food or foods that may be triggering the child's skin rash.
The HSV virus does not tend to leave the nervous system for good once a cold sore outbreak heals.