Stress can. Trigger herpes simplex eruption but is not the "cause" for it. Herpes simplex is contagious.
2 month ago I got herpes cold sore on my lip 1 month ago it seemed to heal but redness remains & it has slowly better Am I still contagious? Can I kiss
Not contagious. The redness could be something called postinflammatory hyperpigmentation which is normal after such a lesion. Not contagious at this point.
OK to kiss. Slightly contagious when no sore is present. Relax. Most people already have it without any symptoms. So the person you kiss already has it or will get it anyway. Do not kiss kids with active eczema or people with diseases of disordered immunity. The color will soon be normal. Valacyclovir and acyclovir prescription pills are very effective to treat or prevent attacks. Attacks may come from sun.
2 months ago I got herpes cold sore on my lip 1 month ago it seemed to heal but redness remains & has slowly bettered Am I still contagious? Can I kiss
Yes. Most of these are HSV1 and most adults already have it without any symptoms. So whoever you kiss either already has it or will get it anyway. You shed viruses periodically so you might transmit it between attacks, though you are most contagious at the beginning of a sore. Fish oil is of absolutely no value for this. There is no "detox" of herpes. There is a prescription pill which is very effective.
Is it possible to have herpes outbreak (cold sore&mouth sore) 7.5 wks after exposure or less likely? Can it be due to extreme stress I've been having?
Yes possible. It is very possible. Reactivation is also common after a stressful period, extreme weathers, reinfection with anew partner Medications may help reduce the duration of symptoms by a few days but otherwise time is the best medication.
Yes. Yes, and once you have it you always have it. The initial outbreak can be anywhere in the mouth. Recurring outbreaks will only be on the firm tissues - roof of mouth and firm tissue around the teeth, or outside the mouth on the lips or peri-oral area. See your MD or Dentist for treatment options -- some help a great deal. Read up on it so you know to be careful not to spread to others. Good Luck.