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Can propolis treat genital herpes?

Genital herpes is described by the NHS as "a common infection caused by the herpes simplex virus". The Herpes Viruses Association states that around 25% of the UK's sexually active population have been exposed to genital herpes (HSV-2) - but might not necessarily have experienced recurring symptoms or be aware they are carrying the virus.

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The insect that causes many to bee inspired

You might already be aware that while developing Herstat, our highly effective cold sore treatment, we decided to include propolis as an ingredient. We did this in order to preserve the ointment and prevent it from becoming contaminated by the HSV-1 virus within the tube after being opened and used for the first time.

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Can you give blood if you suffer from cold sores?

According to the NHS Blood and Transplant website Give Blood, more than 25% of people in the UK will require blood from a donor at some point in their lives, and only 4% of adults are currently donating their blood to the cause.

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New study shows how humans came to suffer from cold sores

When did humans become infected with the herpes simplex virus which causes cold sores? With 20 to 30% of the UK population suffering from recurring outbreaks, and an estimated 67% of the global population carrying the oral (HSV-1) or genital (HSV-2) variation of the virus, it is certainly a mystery that needed solving.

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Can cold sores appear anywhere else other than on lips?

Typically cold sores will appear on or around your lips after the herpes simplex virus (HSV-1) becomes active in the trigeminal ganglion and travels back up the nerve to the skin.

However, one of the complications of cold sores is that they can spread to other parts of the body. When this occurs it is known as secondary infection.

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A cure for cold sores and Queen Mab's anger

Human beings have suffered from cold sores, which are caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV-1), for centuries. In fact, there is even thought to be a reference to them in what is arguably Shakespeare's most famous play Romeo and Juliet.

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Summer is coming - don't let cold sores ruin it

In a few months it will be summer, and you might already have a holiday booked. Whether you're off to the Caribbean for two weeks, Edinburgh for a couple of days, or haven't made any plans at all, there are probably two things you'd rather not see – rain, and a cold sore developing.

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