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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 very contagious and can be spread by mouth to mouth contact and 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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Can you get a cold sore by drinking from someone's else drink that has the cold sore?

Very unlikely: Herpes is transmitted only by direct personal contact, e.g. oral herpes by kissing. Contact with contaminated glasses, eating utensils, etc is very unlikely to transmit the virus. Don't worry about it. ...Read more

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I got a cold sore from probably drinking from someone elses cup, what should I put on it?

I got a cold sore from probably drinking from someone elses cup, what should I put on it?

Tx options.: Your Dr can prescribe oral Valtrex (valacyclovir) or another antiviral medication. Laser txs are also used to treat cold sores. Melissa Officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by 1/2. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation w lysine 1,000mg orally 3 times a day at onset, can also hasten healing. ...Read more

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If you drink after your spouse when he has a cold sore, will you get herpes?

If you drink after your spouse when he has a cold sore, will you get herpes?

Odds minimal: Odds are you wont, but you could, probably from the virus on the glass rather than from being in the drink. But be logical, get your own drink and dont gamble. Unless you have a craving for a herpetic virus. ...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

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Can i get oral herpes from sharing drinking straw with infected person with no cold sore at the time?

Can i get oral herpes from sharing drinking straw with infected person with no cold sore at the time?

Risky: An infected person can shed virus that could result in transmission without having an obvious lesion. In america at lest 1 in 4 people have herpes - 90% of them do not know they have it, and 3% of them are shedding virus (they are contagious) at any one time. Better to have your own straw and not take a chance. ...Read more

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I have a small cold sore and the night before had a drink with straw. Can my kid catch my cold sore from that straw if drank from the next day?

I have a small cold sore and the night before had a drink with straw. Can my kid catch my cold sore from that straw if drank from the next day?

Cold sore: If the cold sore is a viral, herpetic sore, there is a chance of transmission by direct contact with the area by someone else. On your straw, the likelihood of the virus being transmitted the next day is virtually impossible. Viruses die relatively quickly outside the human body. ...Read more

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Cold sore &raised taste buds on side of tongue . Does this automatically mean herpes?!what are other possibilities? It happened through sharing drink

Cold sore &raised taste buds on side of tongue . Does this automatically mean herpes?!what are other possibilities? It happened through  sharing drink

Inflamed foliate pap: Taste buds on the side of the tongue often become irritated and inflamed. It is usually caused by rough foods or accidentally biting that area. They usually heal on their own in a week. If it persists, see your dr. ...Read more

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I found that I was drinking from a moldy cup, ive stopped but have a bad cold sore inside my lip, headaches.. What to do?

I found that I was drinking from a moldy cup, ive stopped but have a bad cold sore inside my lip, headaches.. What to do?

Probably OK: Molds are everywhere in the environment. Stomach acid will usually destroy them. So relax. If you get worse, though, for whatever reason, and have uncontrolled fevers, trouble breathing, weight loss, or fever for more than 3 days, etc. do get seen to see if you need antibiotics. Antifungals are unlikely to be needed! ...Read more

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I have a cold sore on my lip and my 7yr old accidentally drank out of my drink (straw), what are the chances he will now get the HSV? :(

I have a cold sore on my lip and my 7yr old accidentally drank out of my drink (straw), what are the chances he will now get the HSV? :(

Unlikely: to be a source for infection particularly if the sore is a few days old. While the virus is contagious it usually takes more contact than touching the straw to pass the virus ...Read more

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I have a cold sore on my lip and had just drunk out of my water bottle, my friend then took the lid off and had a drink, will she catch it?

I have a cold sore on my lip and had just drunk out of my water bottle, my friend then took the lid off and had a drink, will she catch it?

Possibly : It's best not to share water bottles or drinks with anybody specially have sores on their mouth or they're sick.Healthtap or a regular doctor treatment record for specific diagnosis and treatment if you develop any symptoms ...Read more