cold sores

French translation: les boutons de fièvre

10:16 Apr 9, 2018
English to French translations [Non-PRO]
Medical - Medical (general) / virologie, virus herpès simplex
English term or phrase: cold sores
Both HSV-1 (which produces most cold sores) and HSV-2 (which produces most genital herpes) are ubiquitous and contagious.
Local time: 05:19
French translation:les boutons de fièvre
herpes labial
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Claude-André Assian
Local time: 05:19
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Merci à tous
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4 +7les boutons de fièvre
Claude-André Assian



3 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +7
les boutons de fièvre

herpes labial

Claude-André Assian
Local time: 05:19
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Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in category: 8
Grading comment
Merci à tous

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  sporran
1 min
  -> merci

agree  Philippe Noth: "herpès" avec un accent ?
3 mins
  -> merci Philippe, bien sûr avec accent!

agree  marewa
15 mins
  -> merci Marewa

agree  Tony M: Note, though, that depending on the exact register, while the "informal" term is common enough in EN medical texts, the more formal term would probably be used in an equivalent register in FR.
28 mins
  -> merci Tony, tout à fait

agree  Odette Grille:
1 hr
  -> merci Odette

agree  Christine HOUDY:
1 hr
  -> merci Christine

agree  Lorraine Dubuc: Herpès labialis en effet, que l'on nomme feux sauvages au Québec.
2 hrs
  -> merci Lorraine, c'est noté, très expressive formule!
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