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Posted by: kay | 2004/09/23

cold sores on chin before and after menses

what causes cold sores?i have sores(white) around mouth area just before my mensturation period and sometimes days after.They are very painful and causes headaches.I've seen ma doctor and he said its cold sores,is there any treatment?

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Cold sores are caused by a virus called herpes. There are creams and tablets that can be used to decrease the frequency and duration of symptoms. Your GP should be able to prescribe some for you,

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