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What is meant by direct contact in spreading cold sore? Sharing food bites direct contact or not? Is it like like to get from share food bite?

What is meant by direct contact in spreading cold sore? Sharing food bites direct contact or not? Is it like like to get from share food bite?

Cold sore: Mostly its from kissing, but saliva on a bite of food or cup/bottle could transfer the cold sore virus (herpes type 1 or non genital herpes) if the saliva was still moist. Taking a bite of someone's food later once it dries is not really an issue ...Read more

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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I have a cold sore Can my daughter get a cold sore to shareing my pillow and blankets?

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I have a cold sore Can my daughter get a cold sore to shareing my pillow and blankets?

Saliva is the key: Cold sore usually cause by herpes simplex type 1 virus
Spread by saliva
If She had a close contact with the pillow with your saliva then she can get it
Don't share pillows and blankets ...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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Can you get herpes from sharing a glass tobacco pipe, if the infected person doesn't have a cold sore?

Can you get herpes from sharing a glass tobacco pipe, if the infected person doesn't have a cold sore?

Shouldn't...: ...But how can you be absolutely certain the other individual doesn't have a lesion if you have been sharing that "tobacco" already? ...Read more

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Herpes from sharing a bowl of peanuts? My grandma has a cold sore, eats from a bowl of peanuts. An hour later, I eat peanuts from the same bowl.

Herpes from sharing a bowl of peanuts? My grandma has a cold sore, eats from a bowl of peanuts. An hour later, I eat peanuts from the same bowl.

No worries: A normal healthy person can live his life without worrying about getting herpes from peanuts. Most adults already have type 1 herpes in the mouth area, from catching it in childhood from grandmothers, parents, siblings, and other kids. Some adults are lucky and don't get the cold sores, which are recurrences of their own herpes. To check herpes immunity, one can just do a HerpeSelect blood test. ...Read more

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Can oral herpes be transmitted through sharing drinks and/or lipsticks, even in the person doesn't have a cold sore or active lesion?

Can oral herpes be transmitted through sharing drinks and/or lipsticks, even in the person doesn't have a cold sore or active lesion?

HSV-1: Cold sores spread from person to person by close personal contact, such as kissing. Cold sores are caused by a herpes simplex virus (hsv-1) closely related to the one that causes genital herpes (hsv-2). Both of these herpes simplex viruses can affect your mouth or your genitals, and can be spread via oral sex. The virus can be transmitted to others even during times when you have no blisters. ...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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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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If u share salsa and chips with someone who had a cold sore and herpes, can u get the virus?

If u share salsa and chips with someone who had a cold sore and herpes, can u get the virus?

Herpes Simplex: The american academy of dermatology explains that oral herpes, or herpes simplex virus 1, is typically contracted early on in childhood from relatives who have become infected with the virus. Oral herpes is commonly spread from family members to their children through the sharing of food. Herpes can also spread through the sharing of utensils or drinking glasses. ...Read more

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Could a raw food / juicing diet stop frequent cold sore outbreaks?

It could be one: Factor to assist with reducing cold sores. Juicing fresh organic vegetables with fruits can be incredibly healthy. In addition wash hands often. Maintain a healthful lifestyle (regular exercise, adequate sleep, keeping stress at bay). Keep lips well moisturized ; apply sun screen to the areas that your cold sores normally pop up. Talk with your physician about supplementing with lysine. ...Read more

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What foods should you stay away from to prevent cold sore outbreaks?

Irrelevant: Cold Sores. Herpes simplex is divided into two types: HSV type 1 and HSV type 2. Both of these conditions can affect your mouth or your genitals and can be spread via oral sex. There no cure for HSV infection and often stress is an aggravating factor. Cold sores generally clear up without treatment within 10-14 days. Abreva is an OTC topical remedy used to help speed healing and minimize pain. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a raw food / juicing diet to stop frequent cold sore outbreaks?

NO: DO not be a sucker for their hype. You do not need a juice machine to benefit from fruits or vegetables. There are prescription pills which are very effective for herpes. No other treatments are worth consideration. No food has any effect on herpes. Use sun protection on your lips and face. You can get acyclovir or valacyclovir pills. Very safe, very easy, very effective. ...Read more

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Can you contract oral herpes from eating food prepared by someone with a cold sore?

Can you contract oral herpes from eating food prepared by someone with a cold sore?

Absolutely not: HSV is not transmitted through food or even though shared drinking glasses, utensils, etc. If no intimate contact with someone with oral herpes (e.g. kissing, oral sex) you are not at risk -- even if you share a house, kitchen, and bathroom with that person. Don't worry about it. ...Read more

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If someone with a cold sore talks over your food, possibly spitting in it mistakenly can u catch the cold sore?

If someone with a cold sore talks over your food, possibly spitting in it mistakenly can u catch the cold sore?

Very unlikely, but..: It is very unlikely to transmit oral herpes that way, but of course, anything is possible in life. ...Read more

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If your foods comes in contact with your cold sore in mouth could be spreading an infection inside your body?

If your foods comes in contact with your cold sore in mouth could be spreading an infection inside your body?

No: That is not a problem. A person can swallow all the viruses coming from his own cold sore on his lip, and he'll still be just fine. ...Read more

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I have a huge cold sore in the corner of my mouth! It really stings when having any type of liquid or hot food. Please help?

I have a huge cold sore in the corner of my mouth! It really stings when having any type of liquid or hot food. Please help?

Dermatologist: If that bothered you that much, you should see a dermatologist for prescription medicine. Otc meds not going to help you. ...Read more

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What should you do when you get a cold sore?

Options: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more

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How you get a cold sore--from kissing?

One possibility: If the cold sore is from the herpetic virus it is contagious. I would not kiss anyone with a cold sore. If you get cold sores, see your dentist or doctor for a diagnosis and advice first. ...Read more

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Can you get a cold sore on your chin?!

Can you get a cold sore on your chin?!

Yes: Cold sores can occur anywhere but around the mouth is common. ...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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Can you get a cold sore on finger?

Herpetic whitlow: It's possible to develop herpes simplex virus lesion on a finger or thumb. ...Read more

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Can you get a cold sore on your gums?

Definitely, yes: Canker sore is the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (the cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. Cold sores typically result from a viral infection called herpes simplex virus (HSV) and are also self-limiting. ...Read more

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Can you get a cold sore in your wrist?

HSV 1: I am not aware of herpes simplex type I affecting the wrist it often is found on the lips, skin around mouth, nose, chin, mouth, cheeks, & even eye or genitalia. ...Read more

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Can you get a cold sore on your tonsil?

Yes: A viral infection can affect any of the area of the oral cavity (mouth) or oropharynx (back of throat). ...Read more

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Can you get a cold sore that doesn't blister?

No: Although cold sore at certain stage may not show a blister but cold sore always start as a small bliste. The appearance of cold sore will change as it progresses through five stages of formation.1Tingle stage (day1to2)causes burning or soreness2Blister stage3Weeping stage (ulce stage)4SCrusting stage5 final healing stage (dau 9 to12) ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more