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Doctor insights on: Herpes Kissing 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 you get herpes froma kiss on the cheek?

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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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 a baby get herpes if an adult with herpes kisses them on the cheek?

Yes: Although transmission is unlikely on intact skin of the cheek, baby skin is much thinner than adult skin, so the risk is higher. Also, since there is virus in the saliva, any trace of it on the lips/mucous membranes could result in inoculation and infection. ...Read more

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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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Someone kissed me on the cheek. I learned that they have herpes. It was dry didn't feel wet. Do I have it too?

Someone kissed me on the cheek. I learned that they have herpes. It was dry didn't 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. I'm 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. I'm 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

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If someone has herpes and I kissed her from the cheeks, forehead and eyes (not lips) will I get infected with Herpes? . is it so easy to acquire it?

Easy but...: Oral herpes is easy to catch, because many adults have it, but it presumably requires getting some saliva or kissing areas with sores. Nobody really knows what happens if a person just kisses "other" facial areas of a herpes patient. Oral herpes is considered a normal, universal infection in humans because so many people have it. A blood test can tell if one has herpes even if he never gets sores. ...Read more

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Can herpes be contracted by kissing?

Can herpes be contracted by kissing?

Yes: Asymptomatic viral shedding is the most common way to spread herpes. Taking medication can decrease the risk if your partner is infected.

See this article I authored on the topic: http://www. Lasvegasdermatology. Com/in-the-media/its-not-a-cold-sore-its-herpes. ...Read more

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Odds of getting herpes from a kiss on the neck?

Odds of getting herpes from a kiss on the neck?

Slim: There is a small chance that herpes simplex virus I or II can be transmitted when lesions/sores are not present. It's possible that infected people "shed" the virus without any symptoms. Herpes is not spread by contact with saliva. It is spread by contact with skin where herpes virus is present. It is unlikely, even with a lesion on the lip that kissing someone on the neck will transmit the virus ...Read more

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Herpes I vs herpes II and kissing, can this cause infection?

Herpes I vs herpes II and kissing, can this cause infection?

Potentially: Herpes simplex virus 1 can be passed when two people kiss or with genital/ oral sex. Herpes simplex virus 2 can be passed with oral, anal ; vaginal sex. ...Read more

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Can you get oral herpes from kissing someone with oral herpes?

Yes: There are 2 main Herpes simplex viruses, HSV-1 and HSV-2. HSV-1 causes the common cold sores, whereas HSV-2 is genital herpes. If one performs oral sex, they can certainly get Genital herpes (HSV-2) on the oral area. Either way, the HSV viruses can be contagious. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Question about type 1 oral herpes? Can I give it to baby by kissing

Question about type 1 oral herpes? Can I give it to baby by kissing

Yes: The most common form of transmission of herpes simplex 1 is from parent to child. Once you have the virus, it is with you for life. ...Read more

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How long is a healing process for facial herpes and when is its safe to kiss?

How long is a healing process for facial herpes and when is its safe to kiss?

Variable: Get some lysine from a health food store. It is an Amino Acid and will do no harm, but it usually helps healing from herpes. ...Read more

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