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

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Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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