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Doctor insights on: Herpes From Kissing On The Cheek

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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


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Can u get herpes from kissing somebody on the cheek?

Can u get herpes from kissing somebody on the cheek?

Yes: If the person you are kissing has active lesions on the cheek you are kissing, you may catch it from him. ...Read more

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Odd of getting herpes from someone kissing your cheek?

Odd of getting herpes from someone kissing your cheek?

Unusual: Herpes simplex is usually transmitted from the infected persons mucosa to another persons exposed mucosa or skin surface so kissing on the cheek would be an unusual way of getting herpes Symplex but it is certainly possible especially if there was any preceding trauma involved but a definitive skin biopsy smear could be done along with consultation with your infectious disease physician ...Read more

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Can you get herpes froma kiss on the cheek ?

Herpes simplex: If the person kissing you has active open ulcer on the lips and there is any direct contact of that with your skin this can happen, but is less common than if the kiss were onto a mucous membrane surface. ...Read more

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Someone kissed me on the cheek. I learned that they have herpes. It was dry didnt feel wet. Do I have it too?

Someone kissed me on the cheek. I learned that they have herpes. It was dry didnt feel wet. Do I have it too?

Not that simple: Not likely that you got it that way. Not much transmission that way, but possible. Of more interest, most adults already have type 1 and many have type 2. The odds are that you already have type 1 herpes with no symptoms. If you do, you already have it and cannot catch it from another person. A blood test can tell you your status. ...Read more

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Doctors, do you think I can catch mono or herpes through a kiss on the cheek?

Doctors, do you think I can catch mono or herpes through a kiss on the cheek?

Extremely unlikely: Both these viruses generally require much more intense exposurto be transmitted than a peck on the cheek. You needn't worry. ...Read more

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Is it safe to kiss on cheek if no oral herpes symptoms?

Is it safe to kiss on cheek if no oral herpes symptoms?

Probably: It is not likely to transmit herpes simplex by kissing a cheek if you do not have open lesions. ...Read more

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Can you spread the herpes virus by kissing a child on the cheek?

Yes: Herpes is contagious by touch. Someone with the virus can cause a herpes lesion to appear by kissing a child on the cheek. Have seen it many times. ...Read more

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Can a mom pass on her oral herpes to her kids by kissing them on the cheek even with no blister?

Can a mom pass on her oral herpes to her kids by kissing them on the cheek even with no blister?

Unlikely: Conceivable but not common. You must remember that most people become infected with herpes simplex at some time in life, and the source of the infection is commonly difficult to identify. Although viral shedding in the absence of overt lesions occurs it would be very unusual to be transmitted, unless kissing on the mouth and exchanging saliva. ...Read more

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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.

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. ...Read more

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I have nieces and nephews I am worried about holding them or kissing them on the head etc what cautions should I do so I can't give them herpes ?

I have nieces and nephews I am worried about holding them or kissing them on the head etc what cautions should I do so I can't give them herpes ?

Avoid kissing: If you have an active visible sore, it is prudent to avoid kiss contact. Under 3- 6 months of age it can be quite serious, since babies by protocol would need treatment. Even if they are older, it is best to avoid. ...Read more

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Can you get oral herpes from someone who u don't kiss but she gives u head but doesn't have any open sores or cold sores and I had no cuts on my d?

Can you get oral herpes from someone who u don't kiss but she gives u head but doesn't have any open sores or cold sores and I had no cuts on my d?

Possible but unlikel: Hi Roy. It's possible for someone to shed the herpes virus and be asymptomatic. People with oral herpes may secrete the virus 2% to 9% of the time when they are not having sores. That being said, if they are asymptomatic and secreting the virus, the amount of virus being shed is much less. You can be tested for infection. I would recommend knowing your sex partner And both of you testing for STD ...Read more

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Do I have HIV or herpes a week ago kissed guy with open sore. Two days later my mouth itch and burn/tingling. Then gumg ache/head dizzy. Im a virgin?

Do I have HIV or herpes  a week ago kissed guy with open sore. Two days later my mouth itch and burn/tingling. Then gumg ache/head dizzy. Im a virgin?

May get Herpes : Someone may get herpes infection by kissing a person with active lesion. Herpes infection can be acquired by sex or close contact.However, HIV infection rare by kissing even with open sore . Should be evaluated by a physician for the symptoms. ...Read more

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Some adults greet by a kiss to each side of another's cheeks. Can herpes be spread this way from an infected person and will a sore result?

HSV1: "cold sores" theorectically could be transferred from mouth to face; however, usually lips or mouth to moth transmission is the normal route. It would be rare, but not impossible for an infected lip/mouth lesion to cause a breakout on the face or cheek. ...Read more