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Can you have oral herpes if you never had s cold sore?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ladan Zinati
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

But if you've never had a cold sore, it's usually a good sign that you don't have oral herpes but in some instances, you can have the virus and it never has manifested itself.

In brief: Maybe

But if you've never had a cold sore, it's usually a good sign that you don't have oral herpes but in some instances, you can have the virus and it never has manifested itself.
Dr. Ladan Zinati
Dr. Ladan Zinati
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Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Confused

A cold sore does not start oral herpes.

In brief: Confused

A cold sore does not start oral herpes.
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
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Dr. Robert Bader
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Maybe

Many patients do not recall getting a cold sore but test positive for hsv.

In brief: Maybe

Many patients do not recall getting a cold sore but test positive for hsv.
Dr. Robert Bader
Dr. Robert Bader
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