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Doctor insights on: Can You Drink Wine With A Healing Cold Sore

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Cold Sore (Definition)

Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small, painful fluid-filled blisters that are usually found around the lips. Cold sores are generally caused by the herpes simplex virus 1 which is related to herpes simplex virus 2 that causes genital herpes. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth to mouth contact. They can spread to the genitalia and cause genital ...Read more


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Can you drink wine with a healing cold sore?

Can you drink wine with a healing cold sore?

Agree: I agree with dr. Villaplana - just be sure to wear your sunscreen each and every time you are outdoors as uv will certainly cause a recurrence. Oh, and don't share the glass with your friend because it is contagious. If you get more than 6 outbreaks a year or the outbreaks seriously hinder your personal and professional life, see your dermatologist who may put you on daily suppressive treatment. ...Read more

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Sore throat after i drink wine, should I be concerned?

Sore throat after i drink wine, should I be concerned?

I would be.: You need to listen to your body. It knows best. ...Read more

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Sore throat, okay to drink wine?

Sore throat, okay to drink wine?

If you are feeling: Ill would encourage you to rest ; heal your body rather then drinking alcohol. ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea to drink wine with a mild sore throat?

Is it a bad idea to  drink wine with a mild sore throat?

Should be fine: I don't see any downside to having a glass or two when you have a sore throat. It will not have any therapeutic effect either, although some might disagree. ...Read more

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If you drink after someone with a cold sore, what are the chances of getting oral herpes?

If you drink after someone with a cold sore, what are the chances of getting oral herpes?

Likely: If the person has an active visible lesion, and you shared a drink, it is very likely that you were in contact with the virus. You may already have it though. Not everyone who has the virus gets an actual outbreak as it can remain dormant. Certain trigger events, susch as trauma, a cold, extra uv light, stress, may cause an outbreak, just like it did with your friend. Stay away from outbreaks. ...Read more

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If you share some food or a drink (from a glass container) with someone with a clearly visible cold sore, can you contract HSV from that?

If you share some food or a drink (from a glass container) with someone with a clearly visible cold sore, can you contract HSV from that?

Yes: By the time we are teenagers or young adults, about 50% of Americans have HSV-1 antibodies in their blood. By the time they are over age 50, some 80-90% of Americans have HSV-1 antibodies. ...Read more

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Hi I was wondering if someone has cold sore but doesn't have an outbreak if you share drinks/ saliva in drink with them can you catch cold sores?

Hi I was wondering if someone has cold sore but doesn't have an outbreak if you share drinks/ saliva in drink with them can you catch cold sores?

Yes: the most common cause of "cold sore" is herpes virus. The virus can be transmitted by sharing drinks, utensils, or exposure to saliva. These behaviors should be avoiding and frequent hand-washing be practiced to avoid infecting others. ...Read more