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What is meant by direct contact in spreading cold sore? Sharing food bites direct contact or not? Is it like like to get from share food bite?

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Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Cold sore

mostly its from kissing, but saliva on a bite of food or cup/bottle could transfer the cold sore virus (herpes type 1 or non genital herpes) if the saliva was still moist.
Taking a bite of someone's food later once it dries is not really an issue

In brief: Cold sore

mostly its from kissing, but saliva on a bite of food or cup/bottle could transfer the cold sore virus (herpes type 1 or non genital herpes) if the saliva was still moist.
Taking a bite of someone's food later once it dries is not really an issue
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