Nine out of 10 viewers watching are already infected with this virus – and most of you don’t know it. Dr. Oz is dishing out the facts on one virus with a seriously bad reputation. Get the facts on herpes simplex type 1 and how to decipher cold sores (herpes) from canker sores, which are caused by trauma in the mouth.

Once infected, the virus spreads quickly throughout your system. However, only one-third of people infected experience visible symptoms.  

Common Treatments

  • For symptoms, seep a tea bag in hot water, freeze it and then apply to the site of the sore. The tannins can also help to dry out the sore.
  • Eat a foods rich in lysine, which help retard the spreading of the virus. Real yogurt with live cultures contains more than 1 gram of yogurt.
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