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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 ...Read more
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.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
YES: If it is healed yes. Healing time usually 7-10 days. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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? ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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?
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. ...Read more
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?
Not likely: If you have never had a cold sore, then it is unlikely that you could pass this on. Even with a cold sore in your history just kissing a cheek is unlikely to pass it on. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Herpes Labiales: Advise that someone to get rx if contaminated due to exposure to you. ...Read more
Should be safe: If he does not have any problems ...Read more
Never...: ...A guarantee - but then again, some people are contagious without a visible lesion. ...Read more
Is it safe to kiss my partner when my cold sore is healing or do I have to wait till it heals completely?
If you get cold sores and you kiss someone and you didn't have a cold sore since 7 years ago will that person get cold sores?
Cold sores: If you haven't had a cold sore in seven years I would not be concerned ...Read more
My mom gave my kids kisses this morning and a couple hours later she felt a cold sore coming on. Can my kids get a cold sore from her kissing them?
Kissed sum 1 got a cold sore didn't think anything of it until it happened again. What does this mean? Should I stay away from him did I catch somethi?
Hsv: Presume herpes simplex type 1. Recurring blisters in same area. Maybe you caught it from boyfriend but probably carried virus long time before. Recurring episodes are NOT new infections. Valacycline pills are very effective if taken at first tingling of impending attack. One dose of 2 Grams (2 pills). ...Read more
I kissed my kids & did oral & sex with my hub 12 hrs later I had itching & hours after a cold sore did I pass it on to them before the sore appeared?
Herpes simplex: That is possible, although the likelihood is that they already had it from prior exposure. Many people who get this virus from contact with others do so without developing any symptoms. Most children get it between 3mos and 3yrs of age and by age 60 somewhere between 65 and 85% of people are infected. You do not need cold sores to be shedding the virus and infecting others. ...Read more
You can get one: From contact other than kissing. I don't know if you have a cold sore. A cold sore is a lesion w blisters (lip, chin, cheek, nostril ; sometimes mouth) which causes burning, pain ; itching. It is teaming w herpes simplex virus. These are most often associated w herpes simplex virus1. The lesions are often found on lips, skin around mouth, nose, chin, mouth, cheeks, ; even eye. ...Read more
Potential to spread: 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. ...Read more
Not much: Most adults are already positive for herpes type 1 (usually associated with lip cold sores). The positive rate is over 50% here in the us. Remember also that most people never show symptoms. If you have never had an outbreak I would probably avoid kissing until the sore is healed in your partner. No need to take a chance if you might be negative. ...Read more
Rx: Your physician can prescribe you an oral antiviral medication. ...Read more
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