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I've had my first cold sore on my lip. Does that mean I can't safely kiss my child anymore?

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Dr. Craig Armstrong
Pediatrics

In brief: No

When the cold sore resolves, then you can safely kiss your child.
If the child gets a cold sore or the initial herpes infection of the mouth, he/she is immune and you can safely kiss with a cold sore.

In brief: No

When the cold sore resolves, then you can safely kiss your child.
If the child gets a cold sore or the initial herpes infection of the mouth, he/she is immune and you can safely kiss with a cold sore.
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