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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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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