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American Academy of Dermatology

P.O. Box 4014
Schaumburg, IL 60618

1-866-503-SKIN (7546)

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Description of Services Provided:
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


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Description of Services Provided:
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


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Description of Services Provided:
The Kids Health website provides information for parents, teens, and kids on pediatric health topics, such as cold sores.

Last reviewed August 2015 by Michael Woods, MD

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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