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
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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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