Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

is it possible to be immune to cold sores

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
17 years experience General Practice
Yes: Yes.
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
sure: Most adults have already been exposed to the herpes simplex type i virus (but most don't get cold sores).
A female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Herpetic lesions: There is no real immunity to herpes. When you get herpes it lays dormant in the nerve ganglion (central nerve station) Due to stress/ immunocompromi ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
18 years experience Dermatology
You are not: There is no immunity per say to cold sores, in other words the herpes simplex virus. Different individuals have differing susceptibility based on thei ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Possible:: If not totally immune, then certainly at least partly protected.
1
1 thank
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Cold sore: Cold sores occur when a dormant virus flares up from stress or infection. An oral antiviral medication can suppress them if they are frequent and is u ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carline Louis-Jacques
32 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hsv1: Cold sores can be from hsv1 or hsv2. Because there is no cure for herpes, once you get the virus, you don't get the same type again. Rather you have ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Only 1 place: Immunity keeps it localized to 1 place. Hsv1 provides partial immunity against hsv2 as well.
1
1 thank
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jamielynn Hanam-jahr
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Could be all.: Start looking at your nutrition and vitamin intake as well as your sleep quality and stress levels. Hormones can also be a contributing factor. See ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience Dermatology
So once you have: the virus, you have it, you can't get it again because you already have it. Kissing someone with a cold sore, can trigger your own outbreak though
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month