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My girlfriend and i both already get cold sores. Can kissing when one of us has an outbreak cause the other to? We've both gotten cold sores since we were little.

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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Dentistry - Endodontics
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In brief: Yes

Outbreaks are very contagious.
If the virus comes in contact with any mucous membrane such as mouth, eyes genitals, etc, it is transmissible !

In brief: Yes

Outbreaks are very contagious.
If the virus comes in contact with any mucous membrane such as mouth, eyes genitals, etc, it is transmissible !
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
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Dr. Sanober Butt
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: Well

Well it is contagious and thus cautions should be taken to avoid contact while one is having an outbreak.

In brief: Well

Well it is contagious and thus cautions should be taken to avoid contact while one is having an outbreak.
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Dr. Sanober Butt
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