How can I prevent getting cold sores?
To prevent contracting the herpes simplex virus that causes cold sores: Avoid kissing someone with a cold sore; Avoid oral sex if your partner has genital herpes; and; Avoid sharing food, cutlery and other personal items of people with cold sores.
Author: Joanne Van der Velden
First answered: 22 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
Rating: 4.2/5 Votes: 1133