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Can cold sores be transmitted even when there is no outbreak?
A few days ago (1-3) my mom kissed me on the cheek. She also licked me on my face by accident. Today, she woke up with a little bump on the corner of her mouth which she says is the beginning of a cold sore. I did not kiss her today, but I did hug her. Is it possible that I could have the virus now, even when there was no sign of an outbreak at the time? I don't recall ever getting a cold sore. Thank you!
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