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Can you get cold sores from giving mouth to mouth to someone who has cold sores?

Can you get cold sores from giving mouth to mouth to someone who has cold sores?

Yes: Herpes virus is usually shed when a visible sore is present; however, the virus can be present even without a sore showing. You usually need to have a portal of entry for the virus to infect you (cut, dry lips, etc). But is you have been exposed before and have anti bodies against the herpes virus you have be able to fight it off. Wearing lip stick, lip gloss or chapstick will help protect you. ...Read more

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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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How do you get cold sores inside your mouth? What is the cause?

HSV: Hsv causes cold sores which are usually outside of the oral cavity. Perhaps you are referring to a canker sore. ...Read more

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Can you get cold sores INSIDE your mouth? Can't tell if I have a cold sore or canker sore, help!

Can you get cold sores INSIDE your mouth? Can't tell if I have a cold sore or canker sore, help!

Cold vs Canker sores: Cold sores are typically on the outside of your lips nose even eyes. Have a professional RX an antiviral for you.They may be pills or a salve or both. Compliance is the key to healing. Ensure you take the dose where youare supposed to. ...Read more

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Can toddlers get cold sores anywhere else besides the mouth?

Can toddlers get cold sores anywhere else besides the mouth?

Yes: Cold sores are sometimes called "fever blisters" and may appeear on the lips amd mouth, always on the outside, and sometimes on the cheeks and chin. It is dangerous if they appear on the eye. Cold sores are oftern confused with "canker sores" that occur on the inside of the mouth and lips. ...Read more

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Lots of cold sores inside mouth on cheeks. One in outside corner of my mouth. Really painful. What can this be and how can I get relief?

Lots of cold sores inside mouth on cheeks. One in outside corner of my mouth. Really painful. What can this be and how can I get relief?

Aphthous stomatitis : You are describing a classic case of aphthous stomatitis .Please get a checkup asap to check on your immune system .. This situation could be associated with systemic condition . They come and go in episodes manner . Physical checkup and done blood work will get you the proper diagnosis . Mean while get some pain relief medicine .. ...Read more

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What are the causes of you to get cold sores in your mouth?

What are the causes of you to get cold sores in your mouth?

HSV - 1: Cold sores are painful blisters that can occur on the lips, roof of the mouth or the gums which are caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv-1). ...Read more

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Could i get cold sores in mouth?

Yes: Cold sores (fever blisters) usually occur on the lips, mouth, or tongue. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more