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dinner

Hey there - sorry if this is a question you've heard a million times, I tried to find something similar but didn't see it - and didn't have time to go through all the posts.

I have fought cold sores for the last decade or so - and didn't realize until recently how contagious they are before and after (during, yes, I knew that). Before an outbreak (or the tingle) - I have no way of knowing if I am going to get one, but after...? How long should you wait before kissing? Oral sex? Before, I never worried about it - just as long as my sore was fully healed, I thought I was in the clear.

Thanks!

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helied2me

While there is no way to be 100% sure that you are not experiencing viral shedding even after the cold sore is gone it is recommended that you wait a week from the time it has healed. One member contracted it 3 days after her husband's cold sore was visibly healed.

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curecomingverysoon
While there is no way to be 100% sure that you are not experiencing viral shedding even after the cold sore is gone it is recommended that you wait a week from the time it has healed. One member contracted it 3 days after her husband's cold sore was visibly healed.

FYI the "waiting time" is halved if the sufferer is on suppressive treatment.

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Annihilator

So u can kiss if u dont have an outbreak?? are there any chances of passing the virus on if u didnt have an outbreak for more than 2 weeks???

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Ultra Violet

Information about transmission in this fact sheet . You'll find heaps of info on the right hand side of the screen.

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