Cold sore; Fever blister; Herpes simplex - oral; Oral herpes simplexSymptoms
The first episode may be mild or severe. It usually occurs in children between 1 and 5 years old.
- First symptoms usually appear within 1 or 2 weeks, and as long as 3 weeks, after contact with the virus. Sore throat and fever that can last up to 5 days may occur before the blisters appear. There may also be swollen glands in the neck.
- First episode may last 2 to 3 weeks. The lesions may be on the gums, in...