U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 18-year-old female asked:

Can you get oral herpes from someone if they give you a wet kiss on the cheek ? i dont know if they have it im just assuming?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
No: Some basics: HSV (Herpes simplex virus) infection is ubiquitous and can be transmitted from people who are symptomatic or asymptomatic with primary or recurrent infections; In 2015, 26% of US children were found to have experienced HSV-1 (causing oral herpes infection) by 7 years of age.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Sep 20, 2020

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.