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Posted by: anon | 2009/08/12

herpes kissing

hi doc can you get herpes from kissing? i normally get cold sores but wondered if i caught herpes from kissing a girl on the mouth. if it is herpes can i treat it with cold sore cream and lycin?

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Hi Anon
Yes you can get Herpes simplex from kissing ( cold sores) The best treatment is a course of oral antiviral tablets within 12 hours of the blister developing. You can also use Virobis cream and spirits of campher to dry it out
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