Advanced search

Mumsnet hasn't checked the qualifications of anyone posting here. If you have medical concerns, please seek medical attention; if you think your problem could be acute, do so immediately. Even qualified doctors can't diagnose over the internet, so do bear that in mind when seeking or giving advice.

Sharing food, COLDSORES

(2 Posts)
mortimersraven Sun 18-Nov-12 00:45:47

Last night I went out for dinner with a friend. We were eating dessert and she offered for me to try some of her chocolate cake, so I dug my fork in, and it was yummy.

However my heart sank afterwards when I realised her top lip had this red puffy area just above it (she does suffer from coldsores quite often). It wasn't cracked or anything, it was either the beginnings or endings of a full coldsore. I'd eaten from the same bit of cake she was eating, not the other end.

Am I likely to have caught the virus from her? How long before I know?

cloudpuff Sun 18-Nov-12 00:59:40

I would say its rare to catch one this way, had you used the same fork then the risk would have been higher.

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now