So is it only the fluid that is contagious? That would make sense. That's why they say to be careful even with a scab as fluid can leak from any breaks correct? It's not the scab itself?
Why not? Is it only the fluid in a sore that makes it contagious? And they tell u to avoid kissing because it is possible the scab can break and leak fluid out?
The fallen scab is not contagious
No I know that. But I'm asking is the scab that falls off during flaking can those be contagious once they have fallen off and landed somewhere else. I am concerned because my son sleeps with me at night.
First you cant pass it to another part of your body and for sure not from sheets. Its recommended that the cold sore heal completely.A scab could act as a covering but some fluid from the virus could still leak out of the scab.
I know when it's on you, attach it is contagious but once it falls is it still contagious ?