The herpes virus that causes cold sores is usually a different strand from the one that causes gential herpes.
Originally Posted by AmandasMom
Ok, now I'm freaked out. She has a disease that she got from someone else and she will have this for the rest of her life? How did this happen? When I think herpes, I think STD. I've never seen anyone with a cold sore before, is it possible to have the disease and pass it along with out knowing you have it? I'm freaked out because she's 9! You don't need to kiss anyone to get it? So some kid at school or basketball practice could have it and she touched something they did and got it? Should I take her to the Dr?