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How long should I quarantine items contaminated with the HSV-1 Virus (Cold Sore)?

I wanted to know how long does the HSV-1 virus lasts on, say, a tube of lip-balm? The reason I ask is I believe I gave myself a new cold sore by using a tube of lip balm that I had last used when I ...
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How can one prevent a mouth sore from worsening if caught early?

If one catches a mouth sore forming, is there any treatment that can be used to prevent it from progressing?
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Are reoccuring cold sores, canker sores, & easy bruising symptoms of a poor immune system? Or just low on Vitamin C?

Are reoccurring cold sores, canker sores, & easy bruising symptoms of a poor immune system? Or just indications that an individual could be low on Vitamin C? I could be Vitamin C deficient, but ...