Iowa City, IA
A 23-year-old female asked:
cold sore just forming by my nostril (no leaking blisters) and someone kissed me briefly. lip may have come close to it. how high is his risk of inf?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Low but possible: The risk is low but it's still possible since you can't be sure no fluid got in contact with the uninfected person.
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Psychiatry 25 years experience
Infection is : possible due to viral shedding, even if the lip did not touch lesion.
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Last updated Oct 22, 2018
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