Can someone with a cold sore hold a baby?

Answer On One Hand: Cold Sores are Highly ContagiousCold sores are highly contagious and typically, in adults, caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV-1). The virus from an active cold sore could spread t... Read More »

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When is it safe to kiss someone with a healing cold sore?

On One Hand: Wait Until The Cold Sore Is GoneThe herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1) causes people to develop cold sores, or small blisters, on or near their mouths. Cold sores, also known as fever blis... Read More »

Can you get a cold sore from kissing someone?

Yes you can. Herpes simplex1 causes cold sores and if the person you kiss has an active site then yes you may very well get it. Herpes simplex 2 is the sexually transmitted disease but can also b... Read More »

Can a cold sore give someone genital herpes?

On One Hand: Cold Sores Can Lead to Genital HerpesMost cold sores are caused by herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1). A person with this virus can transmit the virus to the genitals of another person. Th... Read More »

Can a baby catch a cold sore from saliva?

On One Hand: Saliva Carries HSV-1Herpes simplex virus (HSV-1), a contagious virus that causes cold sores (also known as fever blisters), is often transmitted through saliva. Many people with HSV-1 ... Read More »