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A 23-year-old male asked:

I have herpes and if i get the common small mouth ulcers on my gums would that be considered an outbreak & if some1 smokes after me would i spead it?

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Dr. Lori Semel
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Oral ulcers: The small mouth ulcers may or may not be herpetic. Either way they are contagious and can be spread by sharing a cigarette.
Dr. Edison Han
Dentistry 20 years experience
YES & NO: Yes. It is an outbreak if you have a cluster of blisters. No, it does not get transfer via cigarette smoke. But, it will if you share the same cigarettes.

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Last updated Jun 11, 2018

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