Question: How likely is it to get a cold sore from kissing?

Yes, you can contract oral herpes, aka cold sores, from kissing, but developing genital herpes this way is less likely. Oral herpes (HSV-1) is usually transmitted by kissing, and genital herpes (HSV-2) is most often spread through vaginal, anal, or oral sex.

Why do I get cold sores after kissing?

Cold sores spread from person to person by close contact, such as kissing. Theyre usually caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), and less commonly herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2). Both of these viruses can affect your mouth or genitals and can be spread by oral sex.

How do I get rid of a cold sore overnight?

You cannot get rid of a cold sore overnight. You cannot get rid of cold sores overnight. There is no cure for cold sores. However, to speed up the healing time of a cold sore, you can consult with your doctor and take prescription medications such as antiviral tablets and creams.

Can you just randomly get a cold sore?

Once a person contracts the herpes simplex virus (HSV-1), it usually causes an initial outbreak of cold sores. Then, the virus remains in the persons body for the rest of their life, causing new cold sores to form randomly when it reactivates. If a person keeps getting cold sores, there may be an underlying cause.

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