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Transfer of viral infection during cold sore - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have a friend that mentioned he was experiencing a cold sore breakout. When I saw him a few days later there did appear to be some signs of the cold sore near the right side of his mouth. A few days later we got together at a noisy party and while he was talking to me he ended breathing on my eyes to the point where I had to close them. My question is can he transmit the virus through his breath to my eyes in which some small amounts of saliva is possibly transported? Or can the virus also be transmitted to me if i end up inadvertently breathing in through my nose while he talks to me. Thank you for your expert advice and your time.
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User :   Ok, thanks.
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User :   Hello
Doctor :   I have read it
Doctor :   The chances of you contracting the disease is very low
User :   What do you think?
User :   Ok great, that is good to know since I was worried.
User :   Is there anything I should be looking for just incase.
Doctor :   Check for symptoms of headache, same sore, cough and cold
Doctor :   if they occur, see the Doctor
User :   Ohh allright, thanks for your input, I greatly appreciate it.
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