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Cold Sore Contageous
Yes: If you still have a sore - then it is still contagious. ...Read more
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
Yes: It is contagious.Get a more detailed answer ›
Once the skin: Lesion has healed. It is contagious in all active forms of the lesion. ...Read more
Does shedding of a cold sore lesson as years pass. Does a cold sore less contagious after having it for year?
Herpes Information: I believe you may be operating on old and outdated information. We now know 1. 90% of those infected do not have sores or outbreaks. 2. If you are infected you will shed the virus even without a sore at unpredictable rates and on an unpredictable schedule. Anyone in relationship who is positive, their sexual partner needs to know their herpes status. ...Read more