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A 19-year-old male asked:

i have a cold sore the scab fell off but the area is red is it ok to kiss my partner ?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Probably safe: If the red area doesn't have an open sore, it is safe to assume the virus is gone and the chance of transmission is low.

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Last updated Feb 2, 2017

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