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Resource Guide for Cold Sores (Herpes Simplex Type 1)

American Academy of Dermatology

P.O. Box 4014

Schaumburg, IL 60618-4014


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.

Cold Sores—Skin Care Guide

#1003 1166 Alberni Street

Vancouver, BC V6E 3Z3


This Canadian website, written by dermatologists, provides over 10 articles about cold sores. You'll also find a dermatology glossary and images.

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.

Last reviewed November 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Michael Woods, MD, FAAP  Last Updated: 11/7/2018