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Resource Guide for Cold Sores (Herpes Simplex Type 1)

  • Cynthia M. Johnson, MA
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Resource Guide for Cold Sores (Herpes Simplex Type 1)

American Academy of Dermatology

9500 W Bryn Mawr Avenue

Suite 500

Rosemont, IL 60018-5216

1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.

Suite 540

Washington, DC, 20004

P.O. Box 1968

Des Plaines, IL 60017


847-240-1280 (Outside U.S)


This site provides education, support groups, and a physician locator. The information is comprehensive and contains color photos of cold sores at different stages of infection.

Kids Health—Nemours Foundation

10140 Centurion Parkway North

Jacksonville, FL 32256



The Kids Health website provides information for parents, teens, and kids on pediatric health topics, such as cold sores.


  • Michael Woods, MD, FAAP
Last Updated:

This content is reviewed regularly and is updated when new and relevant evidence is made available. This information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with questions regarding a medical condition.