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If someone who has a cold sore kisses you, will you automatically get herpes no matter what?

If someone who has a cold sore kisses you, will you automatically get herpes no matter what?

No: Nothing is automatic or guaranteed. You were definitely exposed though. Pay attention for the following symptoms - tingling on a specific place of your lips (usually one side or the other), small blisters along the lip line, or, at the first outbreak, feeling "under the weather", like you have the flu. If these occur, there are medicines that can shorten the outbreak. ...Read more

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 from someone who doesn't have herpes or a cold sore?

Can you get herpes from someone who doesn't have herpes or a cold sore?

Herpes: You cannot get herpes from someone who has never had herpes. That being said, you can get it from someone who has contracted the virus but does not have active lesions or cold sores. The virus may still shed even under those conditions. ...Read more

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If someone with a cold sore kisses a baby, will that baby get herpes or cold sores in the future?

If someone with a cold sore kisses a baby, will that baby get herpes or cold sores in the future?

They can: Cold sores are caused by a herpes virus. It is quite contagious so yes your baby can get herpes from another person and herpes virus stay dormant in our body and can reactivate any time in the future. Mos adults have already had and will ocassionally have cold sores come back. Same with children although it is quite unpredictable. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if someone with active cold sore kisses a baby will that baby get herpes or cold sores in the future?

Could you tell me if someone with active cold sore kisses a baby will that baby get herpes or cold sores in the future?

Cold sore: Active herpes lesions are highly contagious to anyone, especially babies. You must avoid kissing the baby for sure. ...Read more

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I have to have herpes to get a cold sore? What do I do?

I have to have herpes to get a cold sore? What do I do?

Herpes Simplex: Viruses cause cold sores. Your dr can prescribe oral Valtrex (valacyclovir) or another antiviral medication. Laser txs are also used to treat cold sores. Melissa Officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation wlysine 1, 000mg orally 3 times a day at onset, can also hasten healing. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes if someone with a sore on their lip kisses you on the cheek?

Can you get herpes if someone with a sore on their lip kisses you on the cheek?

Probably not, but: Probably not, but it is not a good idea to do this...Probably more likely transmitted with mucous to mucous membrane contact...Best to avoid all but absolute mandatory contact with lesions until well healed.. ...Read more

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I want to know if a cut in my gums would be considered a sore and if I was to performe oral would my partner get herpes from me because of the cut?

I want to know if a cut in my gums would be considered a sore and if I was to performe oral would my partner get herpes from me because of the cut?

Depends: Giving your partner herpes through oral sex depends on whether you have active virus in your saliva. If this sore on the gum was caused by an injury and your herpes is currently dormant then it is possible that you will not transmit the virus. Most people know when a flare up is coming by a tingling sensation from the affected area. Talk to your doc about taking Valtrex (valacyclovir) if this concerns you. ...Read more

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Make up pallete touched an old cold sore patch from a year ago that was faced down. I used the pallete and touched my phone. Can I get herpes whitlow?

Make up pallete touched an old cold sore patch from a year ago that was faced down. I used the pallete and touched my phone. Can I get herpes whitlow?

Herpes: Herpes is a virus and requires living tissue to live. An old cold sore pad from a year ago will not have any live virus on it. Also, herpes is generally spread when it is active with erupted lesions. There is no cause for alarm in this case you have described. ...Read more

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Could I get herpes or a cold sore from just holding hands?

Could I get herpes or a cold sore from just holding hands?

Unlikely: Herpes does not survive well in dry environments. But good hand cleaning is always a good idea ...Read more

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I get a yellow crusty sore in my nose frequently? Herpes?

I get a yellow crusty sore in my nose frequently? Herpes?

Or impetigo: Yellow crusty sores in the nasal area are usually impetigo (bacterial skin infection) - but if the sore is always in the exact same spot, and starts with painful blisters, it could be herpes simplex. There are treatments for both, so you should see your doctor or a dermatologist the next time it happens, get it cultured, and find out which it is. ...Read more

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If you drink after your spouse when he has a cold sore, will you get herpes?

If you drink after your spouse when he has a cold sore, will you get herpes?

Odds minimal: Odds are you wont, but you could, probably from the virus on the glass rather than from being in the drink. But be logical, get your own drink and don't gamble. Unless you have a craving for a herpetic virus. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you ever get a cold sore in your life you have oral herpes for life?

Right: Almost everyone has been exposed to that virus. It resides within us all. When we have a dip in our resistance, these herpes ulcers can appear. ...Read more

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If you have conracted herpes what are there any other symptoms that you may show if you don't get a cold sore with open lession and scab?

Variety: Symptoms may include fever, enlarged neck nodes and pain with eating or drinking. You may also experience other symptoms such as pain, itching, and tingling possibly in the area where the cold sore may appear. ...Read more

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Can my 1 y/ daughter get herpes by accidently scratching a fam members sore?! Washed it out with cold instead of warm water immediately after contact!

Can my 1 y/ daughter get herpes by accidently scratching a fam members sore?! Washed it out with cold instead of warm water immediately after contact!

Unlikely, unless she: Put her finger in her mouth before you washed it. Hot water and soap with a lot of flushing is best--why did you use cold water? ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a herpes sore on the inside of my lip it's bothering me.

How can I get rid of a herpes sore on the inside of my lip it's bothering me.

Herpes: I come from the school that the best herpes treatment is the oral anti-viral medications. These can get to the root of the problem, which is in the nerve leading to that area of skin. Your physician should give you a refillable prescription for herpes medication. ...Read more

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If u share salsa and chips with someone who had a cold sore and herpes, can u get the virus?

Herpes Simplex: The american academy of dermatology explains that oral herpes, or herpes simplex virus 1, is typically contracted early on in childhood from relatives who have become infected with the virus. Oral herpes is commonly spread from family members to their children through the sharing of food. Herpes can also spread through the sharing of utensils or drinking glasses. ...Read more

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If someone with cold sore gives u oral sex and you get one on your genitals will you have herpes for sure?

Herpes: Most people in america have oral or type one herpes. 75% by latest accounts. Your question is not the right question. You need and must get a herpes blood test so that the next steps can be mapped out. People with herpes are contagious whether they have a sore or not. ...Read more

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Can you get oral herpes from someone even if there are no sores? And can you spread to genitals if there's no sore?

Can you get oral herpes from someone even if there are no sores? And can you spread to genitals if there's no sore?

Yes and yes: It is less likely to be transmissable if no open lesions are present, but people do shed herpes simplex virus in the absence of open ulcers, and therefore transmission is conceivable. It is also possible to transmit to genitals with oral sex, but again, far less likely in the absence of open ulcerative disease. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes from holding hands with someone who has a cold sore if you have a damaged cuticle?

Can you get herpes from holding hands with someone who has a cold sore if you have a damaged cuticle?

Unlikely possibility: Herpes is a virus theoretically possible to transmit but practical aspect no. Casual hand contact is not the usual way, also hand washing important in control of several types of infections, so always wash hands if you touch anything ...Read more

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Can you get genital herpes by touching inanimate objects someone with a cold sore has touched and then touching yourself after?

No. Herpes is direct: An inanimate object cannot safely harbor HSV from a cold sore and then allow someone else to touch that and become infected. Herpes is transmitted by direct human to human contact, or on occasion by infected fluids say on a shared straw. I don't think you have to worry about this case - it wasn't a real exposure. Good to always protect yourself however and practice good hygiene. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes if someone touches there cold sore and then hands clean underwear and clothes to you? Is it safe to wear them?

Not likely: It's not impossible, but the herpes virus doesn't survive for long on clothing. Even if you put on the underwear right away, it would be unlikely that you would get herpes. ...Read more

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Can you get genital herpes from using someones bathroom that had a cold sore at the time you used their bathroom? Ex from surfaces they may have touch

Can you get genital herpes from using someones bathroom that had a cold sore at the time you used their bathroom? Ex from surfaces they may have touch

Unlikely scenario: Genital Herpes is a viral disease, transmission by any method possible, fortunately is rare to occur such way, need body to body contact, virus will not survive out side body fluids especially on dry surface. Good hygiene is the best preventive measure in the bath room. ...Read more

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Can you get genital herpes from someone with hsv-1 even if they don't have a cold sore?

Asymptomatic Shed: Asymptomatic shedding refers to ability of some viruses to be present and transmissible without causing symptoms. Most studies suggest that 70% of herpes is transmitted by asymptomatic shedding of the herpes virus. ...Read more