Cold Sores 2017-09-30T17:59:09+00:00

Conditions : Medical Dermatology

Cold Sores

A “cold sore” or “fever blister” generally affects the lips, but it can be passed to the genital area. Usually, it is caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus 1 (HSV1) when affecting the lips and by the Herpes Simplex Virus 2 (HSV2) when affecting the genital area. Herpes is transmitted during physical contact and over 20 million adults are affected. It appears as a collection of little yellow-pink blisters on the skin that initially tingle, then scab and finally heal. They can be recurrent and can be brought on by stress, sickness, trauma and sun exposure. Treatments include prescription topical and oral anti-viral medications. Excellent healing occurs if treatment is started early in the outbreak, which puts the virus into remission.

Patient Testimonials


Dr. Channing Barnett is an excellent dermatologist. Professional, knowledgeable, personable and never keeps you waiting or rushes you. I would refer any friend or family member to Dr. Barnett. She is truly a great dermatologist!


I have been a patient of Dr. jay Barnett for about 20 years. I have been so happy with the care I get in the office. Then I met Dr. Channing and she is a plus to the office. I have sent at least 10 new patients including my 88 year-old mom. Need I say more about a great father and daughter team.


I went to Dr. Barnett because I have been experiencing horrible adult acne for the past three months. I tried every product from drugstore topical treatments, expensive designer or name brand products, and was prescribed some antibiotics and a topical cream, but nothing was working. It had all been very stressful and I felt like I lost all my self-confidence and was desperate to try something that would work.

Cathy T

I just want to say how pleased I am with my procedure! Dr. Jay Barnett did an excellent, precise job with the silicone injections into my acne scars. I can finally walk around with confidence. This had done wonders for my self image. I only wish we took after pictures to see the mind blowing difference


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