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American Academy of Dermatology

P.O. Box 4014
Schaumburg, IL 60618-4014

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.

Australian Herpes Management Forum

c/o-STIRC, Marian Villa
Westmead Hospital, Westmead
NSW 2145

+61 (2) 8230 3843

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Description of Services Provided:
This organization provides succinct, easy-to-understand information on oral and other forms of herpes. Its website contains large color photos of people with typical cold sores at different stages of the infection.


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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.

Last reviewed March 2015 by Michael Woods, MD

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