cold sores

Facts About Cold Sores

A stronger immune system is better than a weaker immune system in combatting HSV-1.

Many don’t know that the herpes simplex virus one (HSV-1), commonly referred to as the cold sore virus, and the herpes simplex virus two (HSV-2) strains are virtually identical under a microscope, sharing 50% of their DNA.

Depending on which statistics you rely on, anywhere from 50-90% of the Americans have or will have the cold sore virus during their lifetime.

Two-thirds of the people either don’t know they’re infected or have symptoms too mild to notice.

There is currently no cure for HSV-1.