A 17-year-old female asked:
kissed bf yesterday. been 1 week since i got my cold sore. just sore and alittle red. didn't look like anything was there. is he okay?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Barton Butterbaugh answered
40 years experience Family Medicine
Cold Sores & ?HSV: It is possible that the virus causing your cold sore could have been transmitted to your boyfriend. Only time will tell if he will develop similar lesion to yours. As for you, I suggest using Abreva topically to reduce the discomfort and eliminate this annoying cold sore.
Answered on Jun 18, 2015
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