This forum is an un-mediated, patient-to-patient forum for questions and support regarding herpes issues such as: Herpes symptoms and treatments, causes, diagnosis, and herpes in men, tests, telling your spouse or partner.
On Friday of last week I was kissed by my girlfriend on the side of my forehead near my hairline. The following Saturday she had a cold sore outbreak on her lip. I asked her if the night before she had it. She said "it was starting to develop or show". I currently do not have herpes( I have been tested before). What are my chances of getting herpes from a kiss on the forehead? I have tried to research all over the net but there is conflicting research. Some say skin to skin contact. Others say it needs to come in contact with openings like the mouth, nose etc. Is the possibilty high that I can develope cold sore blisters on my forehead or any other part of my face because of this? If it is possible how long would it be until symptoms of an outbreak would appear? My main concern is getting ocular herpes as it was near that region.
Thank you for the response. Although it still doesn't answer my question entirely. Since I came in contact with it does this automatically mean that I will be getting it? Or is there a chance that did or did not get it?
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.