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Is it ok to kiss if you are having a herpes or cold sore outbreak?

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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
HERPES SIMPLEX: Herpes simplex labiales is a viral infection that can be transmitted by kissing by direct contact with the virus.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

How long should I wait to kiss somoene after they have a herpes cold sore outbreak?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Fever blister : You can still shed/pass virus when not having symptoms/blisters. Is up to you when to kiss. Most won't kiss when visible because it does not look good, and it hurts. So the answer is, when you decide.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Is kissing safe after a cold sore outbreak?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry 46 years experience
Lets wait: You have a herpetic viral sore. Not usually fatal but wait a week after sore is gone so you dont share it with your loved ones.
A 36-year-old member asked:

How can I relieve a cold sore outbreak?

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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
COLD SORE: By being prepared not to kiss somebody with cold sore or having the medication in case you get the infection, .

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