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what about if an active cold sore , touched the inside of my mouth? Last question sorry, this anxiety is killing me but i will be much more relaxed after your response thank you


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replied July 29th, 2016
HIV and AIDS Answer A58171
Cold sores are at their most contagious when they burst (rupture), but remain contagious until they are completely healed.

So if you come into contact with active cold sore, then you would get a herpes simplex infection, and you would also develop cold sores.

Cold sores are small blisters that develop on the lips or around the mouth. They are caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV-1) and usually clear up without treatment within 7 to 10 days.

It is not possible to completely prevent becoming infected with the herpes simplex virus or to prevent outbreaks of cold sores.

In future, if you develop the sores, you can use over the counter cold sore creams to help quicker healing of your sores.

I hope this helps.


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