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what does herpes look like on your face? I do have mild acne - but every once in a while, maybe 2-3x in the last year i would get a small pimple on the edge of my lip that itched - i also have had eczema on my lips since childhood so my lips are always dry and cracked and that could cause the itching. (no history of cold sores, even checked w/ my mom and she doesnt remember me having one) Id use my "lip cream" (desonide - a steriod oitment) and my lips would look better and the zit would fade in normal time, didnt burst, i dont squeeze them. Ive heard that some creams can really irritate herpes - i just never really thought of them being that until reading all of this stuff and i began to wonder about the itching. i guess what i am asking is 1-does that sound like hsv1 and 2- does that mean no more kisssing/ oral sex to my boyfriend w/out risking giving it to him? or giving it back to myself? thanks for any thoughts

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I wish i could help you more but even im not sure. There is not much information on hsv1 or oral herpes. Everything usually breifly talks about oral, then goes straight into full descriptions on genital herpes. Im still not sure if I have it or not. I do not have health insurance sooo...

I was told by some places you don't need blisters, but i was told here that its most likely not herpes if you don't have blisters. So i am really confused aswell. All I can say is try not to worry, and go see a doctor if you have health insurance or if you can afford it.

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