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How are cold sores transferred?

Cold sores can be transferred by kissing and skin contact with people or sharing items like lip balm while blisters are present ! Any Suggestions here?


  1. Zonia Reply:

    Gently dab the petroleum jelly on the cold sore. Petroleum jelly coats the sore, providing a protective layer that eliminates the bacteria transfer; thus reducing the Source:

  2. Georgene Reply:

    It is possible to transfer the different viruses to other areas of the body. HSV1 (or cold sores) can be transferred to the genitals through oral sex. In the same way,

  3. Bonnie Reply:

    Cold sores are nasty infections that are caused by the herpes simplex virus. You can get over the counter anti-viral creams that you rub into your lips. It must contain aciclovir which helps speed up the recovery. If your cold sore becomes … Source:

  4. Audrea Reply:

    Cold sores are very contagious and are spread from direct contact. They can also be spread by sharing the chapstick, lipstick or eating utensils of an infected person. For more information, look here:… Source:

  5. Krysten Reply:

    To help heal a cold sore, don’t mess with it. Do not pick it, lick it, or wipe it. The only contact you should have with it is putting cream, such as Carmax or Abreva, on it. That should help it heal faster. Source:

  6. Lashay Reply:

    Are all cold sores herpes? Are there other kinds of mouth sores besides cold sores? If so, what are they? Are they herpes? How do you distinguish between the different kinds o

  7. Trudy Reply:

    There isnt a difference between cold sores and herpes, cold sores are caused by oral herpes! But herpes and aids are totally different viruses! Oral herpes can be passed on with out having sex, they are often passed during child hood by being kissed by some one that has cold sores! Cold sores are very common to have 50-80 percent of the population has them on the mouth! Genital herpes how ever is not easily contracted with out having oral sex or some kind of sexual activity! The herpes virus dies very quickly once its in open air or on on an object! Its also not passed through body fluids, blood or saliva! Its passed through skin contact like kissing some one that has a visible cold sore or having intercourse with some one that has genital herpes! Its also very rare to be born with herpes!Aids can be passed with or with out having sex! Its not common but you can be born with it (if the mother has it) or get it from sharing needles or have it passed through direct blood contact with some one that has aids! Aids can be passed through sex and exchange of body fluids!Yes you can have herpes or aids with out knowing it because some people dont show or have many symptoms of it! If they dont have any symptoms most of the time they dont bother to get tested until they have symptoms!

  8. Carolina Reply:

    The cold sore virus gets transferred by direct contact (touching) the infected area. First answer by Rjsiekman. Last edit by Rjsiekman. Contributor trust: 291

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