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How do you contract cold sores?

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Dr. Karen Han
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Direct contact

Cold sores or herpes simplex virus infections.
It is spread by direct contact with actively flared blistering lesions.

In brief: Direct contact

Cold sores or herpes simplex virus infections.
It is spread by direct contact with actively flared blistering lesions.
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han
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Dr. Steve Krendl
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Direct Contact

Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv).
They are typically transmitted through broken skin. Sometimes through kissing, sharing eating utensils or drinking cups, or other forms of touching another person's saliva.

In brief: Direct Contact

Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv).
They are typically transmitted through broken skin. Sometimes through kissing, sharing eating utensils or drinking cups, or other forms of touching another person's saliva.
Dr. Steve Krendl
Dr. Steve Krendl
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