What is a cold sore...? does it mean i have herpes or the HSV-1?!

Question: What is a cold sore!.!.!.!? does it mean i have herpes or the HSV-1!?
so looking up cold sores online, came across the article that says a cold sore is basically Herpes, strain 1 (HSV-1)!. so does that mean that i have Herpes!?

or can a person have a cold sore that's a result of like a canker sore gone bad!? or just a cold sore!?

i'm very confused!. does it mean i have to get tested!? i've never had any promiscuous relations, neither has my spouse!.
what's going on here!?!?!?Www@Answer-Health@Com

Actually, cold sores can be caused by HSV1 or HSV2 depending on which strain was transmitted!. Canker sores are not caused by Herpes!.

Here is a good article about different types of mouth sores:

About 80% of adults have oral Herpes!. Therefore, it is pointless to get tested!. However, keep in mind that you CAN transmit oral Herpes to the genitals through oral sex!. So, use Abreva to heal cold sores quickly and refrain from kissing or other more involved activities until after it has healed!. You also don't want to touch your cold sore then touch your eye because eyes are more susceptible to becoming infected by the virus!.

And here is a good article about the difference between HSV1 and HSV2:


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No, cold sores are a sign for the herpes virus!. If you get cold sores, you have the herpes simplex virus 1!. They're pretty annoying, and embarrassing!. I have HSV-1, and so do at least 50% of adults!. They're not really as bad as everybody puts them out to be!. They're manageable!. If you ever do break out though, eat tons of licorice!. There's more info about cold sores on my blog if you wanna check it out!.


Yes, you have a type of herpes!.
No, you don't have genital herpes!.
No, you shouldn't worry!.
Yes, it's harmless!.
Yes, it's extremely common!.
No, you don't need to get tested!.Www@Answer-Health@Com

yes cold sores are a strain of herpes, but all in it's own category!. it's not the sexually transmitted kind of herpes, they are most often brought on by stress!.Www@Answer-Health@Com

yes it is herpes it wont kill you and you do not need to get tested!. and ignore idiots that tell you otherwise!.Www@Answer-Health@Com

No! Its just something everyone gets, its a sore on your lip or gum!. Usually its from eating too much candy!. It'll go away eventually, its like a zit!. I know, it hurts, but yeah whatev lol!. :PWww@Answer-Health@Com

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