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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wehbeh Wehbeh
30 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: yes it is possible. You can potentially shed the Herpes virus even when you do not have a visible sore and this shedding can transmit the infection.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Leaderman
49 years experience Dentistry
Eat Yogurt: Herpes simplex virus is when you get little cold sores on the outside of your mouth or the tip of your nose. Try not to touch the cold sore, you coul ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: An estimated 80% of americans have been exposed to herpes simplex virus type 1. However, not all of those people will get cold sores. It depends on y ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
20 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: The virus can be shed without the lesion being present.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
HSV 1 is prevalent: More than 3/4 of people have HSV 1. It is quite likely that you have the virus already. If you have had a cold sore, ever, you have HSV 1. Even if you ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Type 1 more common: Cold sores on or near the lips are due to recurrence of herpes type 1 or 2. Herpes viruses, after the initial infection, live in a person's nerves and ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mjos
44 years experience Dentistry
YES: If it is expressing any fluid, it is very contagious.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Cold sores: Are from the herpes simplex virus.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Herpes: If you have no infection you cannot have the symptoms of the infection. If your blood tests are negative for both types of herpes you do not have the ... Read More

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