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How Long Are Cold Sores Contagious
As long as sore is : ...Visible. Cold sores are contagious at all stages from the tingling stage to the weeping stage to the scabbing and healing stage. They are most contagious at the weeping stage when fluid comes out. Valtrex may shorten the duration of infection, but if the sores are still healing they are contagious. ...Read more
How long until cold sores are not contagious. My bfs scabs came off but we aren't sure if he is still contagious or not. How will we know for sure?
Cold sore: used 91% isopropyl alcohol. No longer oozing. Little redness. Dry. Little pain. No visible open sores. How contagious is this?
Yes, very: Cold sores, are caused by the herpes virus, and appear initially as small clear bubbles on the lip, roof of the mouth, or the gum near the teeth. These vesicles rupture and leave small, painful ulcers. These are very catagious and you can spread them to other parts of your body. So don't touch the sore with your finger! use a cotton-tipped swab to touch it, if you must, and throw it away! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
my hubby gets alot of cold sores are they contagious I have started getting more since I met him. I used to get them occasionally. Could it a flare?
Yes: Cold sores are cause by the HSV-1 virus, and can be passed on via kissing, etc. things like stress, illness, lack of sleep, or anything that lowers your immune system can cause a flare, which is not a new infection, but the old infection resurfacing. We are never truly free of the virus once we get it, but you are in good company, since most adults do test + for HSV-1 antibodies! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Herpes: Asymptomatic shedding is very real and one of the biggest reasons why it's possible for people with herpes to pass herpes virus on to a sexual partner without having any signs or symptoms. That's pretty much what asymptomatic means: you can't see or feel that the virus is present and active on the surface of the skin. Thus, the person with herpes is always contagious. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not once the : Skin has fully healed. But they are contagious in all forms of the active lesion. ...Read more
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