A 25-year-old female asked:

Hi was wondering if someone had cold sore kissed my son on his cheeks can he catch the cold sore? what are symptoms, can only 1 spot grow on upper lip

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Hilary Petersel
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Yes: Yes herpes simplex virus can spread to a child from contact from someone with active infection. It may develop as sores on the gums or sores on the lip.
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