Which Is Contagious: Your Canker Sore or Cold Sore?

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Curated News:

By Timberlake Dental curated from ClevelandClinic.com

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“While canker sores are not contagious, cold sores involve a very contagious virus. You risk passing cold sores along when you kiss someone, drink out of the same container or share silverware with other people.”

See full article on ClevelandClinic.com

Commentary:

As stated in the article, “Many people confuse canker sores with cold sores or they assume they are the same thing, but they’re not.

First, these mouth sores show up in different places: Canker sores appear inside your mouth; cold sores happen outside, says Todd Coy, DMD, Director of Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Dentistry.”