can u get herpes from kissing with a cold sore?
it wasnt like making out it was like a quick peck and she didnt kiss the cold sore she cant get it right???
- LINDSEY SLv 79 years agoFavorite Answer
Guess what... cold sores are caused by oral herpes. So YES you can get the oral herpes virus by kissing some one that has cold sores. But they would have to kiss you on or around the mouth while she has a cold sore in order for you to have a chance of getting it. You probably don't have a big chance of getting it but if you experience any itching, burning and or tingling symptoms in the next few weeks then you most likely have it.
- 9 years ago
The answer to your question is yes, you can get herpes from kissing. Before you rush off to your doctor to get some medicine, read the rest of my answer.
There are several different types of herpes. All are contagious and all are transmitted through body fluid contact. Common cold sores, better known as fever blisters, are a type of herpes called Herpes Labialis or HSV 1. These are the sores you see on someones lip. They start off as a tingling, very sensitive area, develop into some little blisters really close together, then the blisters break and the scab appears. From the time the blisters first appear until about 2 weeks after the scab is gone, the herpes virus is on your skin and it's contagious. This type of herpes is very common and usually not too much of a social issue.
The big bad type of herpes, the one everyone really fears, is Genital Herpes or HSV 2. This type of herpes is found on our private parts, it has all the same symptoms as the type you get on your lip, can be very painful, and is spread through body fluid contact.
Okay, now for the unfun part. Over the past 10 years or so, we have seen an increase in HSV 1 being found in the genital area and HSV 2 found on the lips. This is primarily because more and more young people are not participating in sexual intercourse, but they do perform oral sex on each other. And remember, the virus is there for up to 14 days after the scab is gone.
Bottom line, talk to someone about safe sex and arm yourself with the right information, not just the rumors and specualtion you may hear from peers.Source(s): 30 years of medical training and clinical experience
- Anonymous9 years ago
Cold sores are highly contagious. If you had an active cold sore and she kissed you she has been exposed. Exposure usually leads to infection. But on the bright side she probably has the virus that causes them like 90% of the population. If she already has it you have nothing to worry about. Next time don't kiss someone when you have a cold sore. It's gross, honestly.