How medical professionals treat Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1:
-Antibiotics can help with cold sores by shortening the outbreak and decreasing discomfort. Topical medications include antiviral cream; peniclour and docosanol. -There is no vaccine.
How to protect yourself from Herpes Simplex Type 1 Virus:
-avoid kissing people with visible cold sores -don't share personal items -wash hands frequently -use suncreen -reduce stress
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