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If someone who has a cold sore kisses you, will you automatically get herpes no matter what?

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Dr. James Cunnar
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Nothing is automatic or guaranteed.
You were definitely exposed though. Pay attention for the following symptoms - tingling on a specific place of your lips (usually one side or the other), small blisters along the lip line, or, at the first outbreak, feeling "under the weather", like you have the flu. If these occur, there are medicines that can shorten the outbreak.

In brief: No

Nothing is automatic or guaranteed.
You were definitely exposed though. Pay attention for the following symptoms - tingling on a specific place of your lips (usually one side or the other), small blisters along the lip line, or, at the first outbreak, feeling "under the weather", like you have the flu. If these occur, there are medicines that can shorten the outbreak.
Dr. James Cunnar
Dr. James Cunnar
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Dr. Maurice Lindly
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Many people develop antibodies when exposed and never develop lesions.

In brief: No

Many people develop antibodies when exposed and never develop lesions.
Dr. Maurice Lindly
Dr. Maurice Lindly
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