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Cold Sore Kiss On Cheek
Cold sores - HSV-1: Fortunately the answer is 'no'. If you've never had a cold sore erupt on your lips/mouth area, then I highly doubt you're a risk to your baby. Occasionally people may harbor the virus, and no obvious lip lesion is there (did your mom/dad have this?) A kiss has to be on the lips/nose/eye where there is a mucous membrane rather than intact skin. So no, you didn't get the virus from person who kissed
If a person with a cold sore kissed me on the cheek, what are the chances I could contract herpes simplex virus 1? I washed it off 5-10 minutes after.
HSV 1 is prevalent: More than 3/4 of people have HSV 1. It is quite likely that you have the virus already. If you have had a cold sore, ever, you have HSV 1. Even if you get it, it is not a big deal for an otherwise healthy person. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex.
Hi was wondering if someone had cold sore kissed my son on his cheeks can he catch the cold sore? What are symptoms, can only 1 spot grow on upper lip
If you kiss a cold: Sore on his cheek or if infectious material has oozed out- then you could.See 1 more doctor answer
YES: If it is healed yes. Healing time usually 7-10 days.
It depends to the: immunity of the person who is kissed. A blood test can show if you already have the virus and you are immune to the virus or you do not have the virus and not immune to it. People with hsv (cold sore) virus will sometimes transmit the virus on days when there is no sore. But most of us carry this virus with no symptoms since we were children, thus we already have it and are immune to it.See 1 more doctor answer
I had a cold sore and I need to know if I can kiss my girlfriend tomorrow. Like can I at least kiss her on the cheek or will it still be the same?
Any contact with: A herpetic lesion could potentially cause the other person to become infected. Have your considered anti-viral medication?
What do you suggest if I had a cold sore and I need to know if I can kiss my girlfriend tomorrow. Like can I at least kiss her on the cheek or will it still be the same?
Full disclosure: First you need to inform your girlfriend that you have a "cold sore" and let her decide how much kissing and intimacy SHE desires in lieu of the revelation.
Terrified. My sister kissed my 9 week old on the cheek and I noticed she had a cold sore after. What will happen if my baby gets it?! Is it unlikely?
Unlikely a problem: Your 9-week old infant likely has some protective antibody against Herpes I (responsible for cold sores) from your blood. It is also not likely that a kiss on the cheek would inflict an infection. Eventually most, if not all, people will be infected with HSVI even though most will not have cold sores.See 2 more doctor answers
I kissed somebody on the cheek (cheek to cheek) and I noticed afterwards that he had a cold sore on his bottom lip. What are the chances of me getting?
Probably low risk: Herpes isn't all that easy to transmit. The brief contact you describe is very low risk, even if his cold sore contacted your cheek. Also, many adults have had HSV1 from childhood, the cause of oral herpes, whether or not they have had known symptoms. If you were previously infected, you can't catch it again. Be on the alert for oral or facial blisters/sores in next 10 days, but very unlikely.
I've had a cold sore for 3days now kindof on tge inside bottom lip. I wasn't paying attention and I kissed my infant on the cheek? What risks are there?
HSV: It's best not to do so. But herpes virus spread in contact with broken skin or epithelial surfaces avoid contact in immuno suppressed individuals and kids.
My long distance boyfriend has a cold sore and I'm seeing him this weekend- can I kiss his face and can he kiss my face? Like cheek/forehead not mouth
It depends...: Is the diagnosis certain? Facial herpes can occur, but less common than oral (lips, etc), and it is unusual to have outbreaks in two area, i.e. both cheek and forehead. If he has it and you do not, best to avoid kissing and other direct contact, e.g. no oral sex on you. You could have a blood test. If already positive for HSV1 (as are half of all people), you're immune, can't catch it again.
If I took valtrex (valacyclovir) to avoid a primary outbreak of cold sores (never had one before) and never got a sore can I have passed it on by kissing a cheek?
Possibly: From kissing someone if they had a cold sore.If you have cold sore blisters it is best not to share eating utensils, chap sticks or lips sticks or kiss in order to prevent spreading the infection to someone else.
I haven't kissed anyone and I don't really share drinks so how could I have gotten this cold sore?
Never!: As long as a hermetic lesion is present contact should be avoided.