I'm just wondering, if you ever get a cold sore in your life you have oral herpes for life?

Right. Almost everyone has been exposed to that virus. It resides within us all. When we have a dip in our resistance, these herpes ulcers can appear.

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

Maybe. Many patients do not recall getting a cold sore but test positive for hsv. Read more...
Maybe. A cold sore is the herpes virus. 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. Read more...

Could having a cold sore mean you have oral herpes?

Yes. Cold sores are painful liquid filled blisters that can occur on the lips, roof of the mouth or the gums which are caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv-1). Tingling ;/or pain can herald the oncoming of cold sore 1 to 2 days prior to eruption. An estimated 80% of americans have been exposed to herpes simplex virus type 1. However, not all of those people will get cold sores. Read more...

Can you contract oral herpes from eating food prepared by someone with a cold sore?

Absolutely not. HSV is not transmitted through food or even though shared drinking glasses, utensils, etc. If no intimate contact with someone with oral herpes (e.g. kissing, oral sex) you are not at risk -- even if you share a house, kitchen, and bathroom with that person. Don't worry about it. Read more...

Cold sore (oral herpes) Can you tell me if this sore on the corner of my mouth is herpes or not?

HealthTap Prime. The 1st step would be to use HealthTap (HT) Prime to upload a picture or to use ur webcam so a doctor can see the sore, live & in real-time. The doc may want to discuss your risks of exposure as well as any other symptom that you may have. The doctor can also prescribe tests that may help make the diagnosis. Lastly, on HT Prime, a doctor may prescribe medication to treat b4 test results are known. Read more...