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Is someone who has cold sore never be able to have unprotected oral sex or a passionate kiss for the rest of their life due to viral shredding?

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Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Tough one

Yes, viral shedding can occur, but is is much less in the absence of the cold sore.
Also, if cold sores are frequent, check with your doctor if long term prophylactic antiviral drug is appropriate.

In brief: Tough one

Yes, viral shedding can occur, but is is much less in the absence of the cold sore.
Also, if cold sores are frequent, check with your doctor if long term prophylactic antiviral drug is appropriate.
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