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I'm wondering why can't you kiss someone with a cold sore? What is the best way to cure it?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Well, it is possible

To become infected w the herpes simplex virus (if not previously infected w it) if you kiss someone with an active cold sore.
There isn't really a 'cure'. Prevention is best.To prevent cold sores from occurring wash hands often. Maintain a healthful lifestyle (regular exercise, nutritious diet, adequate sleep, keeping stress at bay). Contact avoidance is key.

In brief: Well, it is possible

To become infected w the herpes simplex virus (if not previously infected w it) if you kiss someone with an active cold sore.
There isn't really a 'cure'. Prevention is best.To prevent cold sores from occurring wash hands often. Maintain a healthful lifestyle (regular exercise, nutritious diet, adequate sleep, keeping stress at bay). Contact avoidance is key.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Herpes

The more we learn about herpes the more unclear the information can be.
Here are some facts: 75% of americans have herpes type one. Most got this from family members. Herpes is transmitted skin to skin or saliva to skin in most cases of this 'simplex' type herpes. All adults need to know their herpes status with a blood test. You cannot get the infection a second time.

In brief: Herpes

The more we learn about herpes the more unclear the information can be.
Here are some facts: 75% of americans have herpes type one. Most got this from family members. Herpes is transmitted skin to skin or saliva to skin in most cases of this 'simplex' type herpes. All adults need to know their herpes status with a blood test. You cannot get the infection a second time.
Dr. Robert Killian
Dr. Robert Killian
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