Rated 5.0/5 based on 14 votes

Top
10
Doctor insights on: Can You Get Herpes From Someone With A Cold Sore

Share
1

1
If someone with a cold sore kisses a baby, will that baby get herpes or cold sores in the future?

If someone with a cold sore kisses a baby, will that baby get herpes or cold sores in the future?

They can: Cold sores are caused by a herpes virus. It is quite contagious so yes your baby can get herpes from another person and herpes virus stay dormant in our body and can reactivate any time in the future. Mos adults have already had and will ocassionally have cold sores come back. Same with children although it is quite unpredictable. ...Read more

Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more

Dr. Omega Edwards
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
13 years in practice
161.0K people helped
Get help from a real doctor now
Continue
Dr. Omega Edwards
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
13 years in practice
161.0K people helped
Get help from a real doctor now
Continue
3

3
Living with Genital Herpes (Checklist)

Get regular STD screenings
Once
Avoid intercourse and sexual contact during outbreaks
Once
Wear loose fitting, cotton clothing during an outbreak
Once
5

5
Can you get herpes from someone who doesn't have herpes or a cold sore?

Can you get herpes from someone who doesn't have herpes or a cold sore?

Herpes: You cannot get herpes from someone who has never had herpes. That being said, you can get it from someone who has contracted the virus but does not have active lesions or cold sores. The virus may still shed even under those conditions. ...Read more

6

6
Living with Genital Herpes (Checklist)

L-lysine decreases outbreaks
daily
Avoid sex when you have an outbreak
daily
Take antiviral drugs to decrease frequency of out breaks
daily
Take antiviral drugs to decrease shedding the virus
daily
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
13 years in practice
161.0K people helped
Get help from a specialist now
Continue
7

7
Can you get genital herpes from someone with hsv-1 even if they don't have a cold sore?

Can you get genital herpes from someone with hsv-1 even if they don't have a cold sore?

Asymptomatic Shed: Asymptomatic shedding refers to ability of some viruses to be present and transmissible without causing symptoms. Most studies suggest that 70% of herpes is transmitted by asymptomatic shedding of the herpes virus. ...Read more

9

9
Treating a Cold (Checklist)

Eat or drink foods and beverages high in vitamin C
Daily
Boost immunity with multivitamins taken in the proper dose
Daily
Drink plenty of fluids
Daily
Get at least 8 hours of sleep a night
Daily
10

10
If someone who has a cold sore kisses you, will you automatically get herpes no matter what?

If someone who has a cold sore kisses you, will you automatically get herpes no matter what?

No: Nothing is automatic or guaranteed. You were definitely exposed though. Pay attention for the following symptoms - tingling on a specific place of your lips (usually one side or the other), small blisters along the lip line, or, at the first outbreak, feeling "under the weather", like you have the flu. If these occur, there are medicines that can shorten the outbreak. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Heidi Fowler
991 doctors shared insights

Herpes Simplex (Definition)

Herpes simplex is also known as Herpes. Herpes simplex is a virus that causes a blistering skin rash. Herpes simplex virus (HSV) type 1 usually causes cold sores in the mouth but can infect other organs such as the eye and the brain. HSV type 2 ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
905 doctors shared insights

Cold Sore (Definition)

A cold sore is a sore that develops on lips. It is caused by infection with one ...Read more

Get more personalized answers directly from real doctors!

Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Omega Edwards
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
13 years in practice
161.0K people helped
Continue
65,000 doctors available
Find us on Facebook