Question: How long are you contagious after a herpes outbreak?

Wait until seven days after the sore heals. The virus can spread from sores not covered by the condom.

How long until herpes is not contagious?

Cold sores are typically contagious for up to 15 days. You need to wait until all your cold sore symptoms have cleared – including the blister and any scabbing – to reach the point when cold sores are not contagious anymore.

Can you spread herpes after an outbreak?

Herpes simplex virus (HSV), also known as genital herpes, is most likely to be spread when an infected person is having an outbreak, but it can also be transmitted without any symptoms being present. Medications can help reduce your symptoms, speed up the healing of an outbreak and make you less contagious.

How long after a herpes outbreak is it safe to kiss?

In general, its best to wait for three to four days after the cold sore scab disappears before you kiss someone or engage in oral sex. This is because the herpes virus can continue shedding in the late stages of a cold sore healing, even if theres no viral fluid present.

Can you ever kiss again with herpes?

So, can you ever kiss again? I vote yes, although there is a slight chance of transmitting the virus even in the absence of any symptoms. To reduce the likelihood of transmission, if you DO have an active HSV-1 lesion (like a lip blister), skip the kiss…and give a hug!

Can I have a glass of wine while taking valacyclovir?

Although no drug interactions exist between alcohol and Valtrex, it is still best to avoid alcohol while taking the medication. Alcohol can impair your immune system, making your infection harder to treat. Further, both drinking and Valtrex can cause nausea, potentially worsening that side effect.

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