I kissed someone with a cold sore what should I do?

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Did you know that kissing someone with a cold sore might transmit the virus to your partner? Kissing has always been part of many relationships, but if you have the flu, you should avoid kissing for at least 24 hours after symptoms have been gone for at least seven days. So how do you tell if your partner may have a cold sore? Here are some common signs:

  • Small sores or bumps on their mouth that are reddish-purple in color and blistered.
  • A painful tingly sensation when they suck on their lip or cheek.
  • Someone told them they have a fever blister.
  • Their cold sore or fever blister has not been healing after five days.

If you have a cold sore, the best thing to do is keep it covered and out of the air when you are around others so you don’t spread it to anyone else. When you go out, use good hygiene and don’t share food or drinks.


What is the best treatment should you think you have contracted a cold sore after kissing someone?


Best 5 things to do for cold sores:


  1. Use a Water Based Lubricant: Cold sores are often exacerbated by lip dryness and lip biting. Try to use a water-based sunscreen and moisturizer on your lips to reduce the chance of breakouts in the future.


  1. Avoid Juicy Fruits: If you have eaten any juicy fruits recently, you might want to stay away from the ones that contain vitamin C because it might cause your cold sores to be more prone to come on, especially if you have been using chapstick or lipstick that contains alcohol – drying out your lips even more.


  1. Use a Rapid Cold Sore Treatment Gel: If you do get a cold sore, herlip® 8x action Rapid Relief gel will help to ease the pain and speed up healing time. It is also less likely to sting than harsh over the counter medications. And if you think your partner has a cold sore, it is best to keep the area covered at all times to prevent them from getting infected.


  1. Trim Your Nails: If you have a habit of biting your nails, use a nail cutter to prevent more breakouts from occurring in the future. When you bite your nails or cuticles, it often causes cold sores to break out. When you trim your cuticles and nails, you will be able to reduce the amount of times that you get a cold sore.


  1. Avoid Stress: Cold sores are known as fever blisters because stress is sometimes what causes them to appear. If possible, try to reduce the amount of stress in your life when possible and when a fever blister does come on, try to relax as much as possible so they heal faster and are less likely to return in the future.

So, should you feel like you need to kiss someone, make sure they are cold sore free.


Should you kiss someone when you, yourself has a cold sore?


Cold sores are very contagious on the lips and can be transmitted by kissing. If you have a cold sore, you should keep it covered at all times to prevent your partner from getting an infection. If you’ve had cold sores before, never kiss someone who has one because they can be contagious even when they haven’t broken out yet. This is why it’s so important to always cover your mouth if one pops up or touch it gently to see if there’s an open sore. Kissing and touching is essential for healthy relationships but if you think your partner has a cold sore, do not let them kiss you until they have been tested and the sore has healed for seven days or more.

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I’m a regular sufferer through summer from burnt lower lip, resulting in blisters and cold sores. As a result it usually takes 2 weeks of chemist products to see any healing results. This is the first time I’ve tried Herlip by recommendation and I was instantly impressed. The colour disguised the redness, and dried the wound instantly. I was so impressed I never missed any of my social functions. Day 3 of using Herlip and the healing results are remarkable.

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I finally have a cold sore cream the actively works to stop the cold sore in its tracks. My method was to vigorously rub Herlip onto the infected area. The positive outcome is noticeable within hours of the application. I applied it immediately after I got the tingle on the lip. It stopped the blisters progressing to raw stage. All in all, it had amazing results and will definitely be using it as my go to coldsore treatment

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“I loved the way it was packed. In a little pump…so clean and hygienic and not a tonne of product comes out when you press down. Unlike zovirax. And the colour covered up the white and red blister that usually comes with cold sores I get PLUS it matches the foundation. The smell was very pleasant too.
All in all, it had amazing results and will definitely be using it as my go to coldsore treatmen.”

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