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Is it possible to be immune to cold sores?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
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In brief: Of course

Cold sores are the result of reactivation of a previously experienced herpes oral infection.
Known as a slow virus. Herpes gingivostomatitis is an exceedingly common childhood infection, like chicken pox. Immune system fights it off. But it lingers in tissues. Only a small percentage of people go on to get cold sores from its reactivation in later years. Like shingles and chicken pox.

In brief: Of course

Cold sores are the result of reactivation of a previously experienced herpes oral infection.
Known as a slow virus. Herpes gingivostomatitis is an exceedingly common childhood infection, like chicken pox. Immune system fights it off. But it lingers in tissues. Only a small percentage of people go on to get cold sores from its reactivation in later years. Like shingles and chicken pox.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Never heard of that

They r usually viral and it is possible to be immune to a virus.

In brief: Never heard of that

They r usually viral and it is possible to be immune to a virus.
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dr. Theodore Ritota
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice

In brief: Yes

Yes.

In brief: Yes

Yes.
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
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