docosanol-topical Index

    Related Diseases & Conditions

    • Shingles Shingles, or herpes zoster, is a painful rash caused by the varicella zoster virus. Other shingles symptoms include headache,...learn more »
    • Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Women (STD) Sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs, are infections that are transmitted during any type of sexual exposure, including...learn more »
      In This Article
      Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Women (STD) Article
      • Sexually transmitted disease (STD) definition and facts
      • What are sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)?
      • 1. Gonorrhea
      • 2. Chlamydia
      • 4. Syphilis
      • 5. Genital herpes
      • 6. Human papillomaviruses (HPVs) and genital warts
      • 7. Chancroid
      • 8. Pubic lice and scabies (ectoparasitic infections)
      • 9. HIV and AIDS
      • 10. Hepatitis B
      • 11. Hepatitis C
      • 12. Zika virus
      • Which specialties of doctors treat STDs in women?
      • Conclusions
    • Cold Sores (Nongenital Herpes Simplex Infections) Herpes simplex infections are common and when they appear around the mouth and lips, people often refer to them as "cold sores"...learn more »
      In This Article
      Cold Sores (Nongenital Herpes Simplex Infections) Article
      • Herpes simplex infections (nongenital cold sores) facts
      • What are herpes simplex infections?
      • What causes cold sores?
      • What are the risk factors for herpes simplex infections?
      • What makes herpes (cold sores) recur?
      • Are cold sores contagious?
      • How do cold sores spread?
      • What is the incubation period for cold sores?
      • What is primary oral herpes?
      • What does recurrent herpes look like?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of cold sores?
      • What other conditions can look like oral herpes (cold sores)?
      • What is angular stomatitis?
      • What are canker sores?
      • What types of doctors treat cold sores?
      • What tests do health-care professionals use to diagnose oral herpes?
      • How long do cold sores last?
      • What is the treatment for cold sores, are there any home remedies, and what medications treat oral herpes?
      • What are the possible complications of oral herpes (cold sores)?
      • What is the prognosis for oral herpes (cold sores)?
      • Is it possible to prevent cold sores?
    • Are Cold Sores (Fever Blisters) Contagious? About 20% of cases of cold sores are caused by herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2), and approximately 80% of cold sores are...learn more »
      In This Article
      Are Cold Sores (Fever Blisters) Contagious? Article
      • What are cold sores (fever blisters, HSV-1 HSV-2)?
      • Are cold sores contagious?
      • How will I know if I have cold sores?
      • How are cold sores transmitted?
      • When will I know if I am cured from cold sores?
      • When should I seek medical care for cold sores?

Related FAQs, Doctor's & Expert's Views

Health Features

Tools & References


Terms related to docosanol-topical:

  • Abreva