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cold sore tingle, but no sore

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So I tend to get a cold sore about once a year(almost always in the winter) and I had one earlier this winter, so i thought I was in the clear. Then I started to get a tingle and I had girl coming to visit me, so i was worried. Days passed and no sore ever formed. This lasted about a week and a half to 2 weeks and I either stopped noticing it or it stopped tingling. These were mild tingles, always to the point where i thought it was just a little to strong for it to all be in my head, but wasn't sure. I would feel something for a minute or 2, maybe up to a half hour, but generally not. They stopped for about a week, but then they came back. It has been about 5 days and no sore, but still these mild tingles. Could this all be in my head? Am I contagious? Is it something else? Has anyone ever had this before?

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That's not uncommon. I've never had an outbreak but now that I know that I have the HSV-1 virus, I feel it moving around my mouth. Weird feeling. A lot of people get the same sort of thing with GHSV.

We don't know if you're anymore contagious during the tingling, either orally or genitally, though. Hasn't been studied. Very frustrating.

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    • Gems
      ANd eight hours is on a surface...on a towel who knows. The eight hours was a quote off a thread a long time ago of worst case senerio. Obviously it doesnt survive double touching unless its some weird arse almost immediate thing off a shedding site and this is all WORST case scenerio. HSV shouldnt be treated with stigma...but for everyones well being it should be treated as carefully as poss. It is a highly contagious condition and can be difficult to diagnose and GP's will let you walk away thinking you are clear when you are not if you do not do your due diligence.    

      I knew more about it than the specialists at the hospital I was refereed to. 

    • Gems
      I have seen your advise on a few threads and to be honest while I am over careful at times you are not careful enough. This can absolutely happen and people should be well aware of the fact to prevent it from happening. I supposedly have good immunity on labs too. You just cant tell who will pick it up. It can live on surfaces for up to eight hours and towels that are wet and warm and that make micro abrasions when rubbed on skin are ways that transmission that can occur. You will often find out more by spending many hours reading on threads than your doctors. SO no it doesn't always just involve a cut on the skin. How do you think people get it else where.

      So please DO NOT swear at me as this is a possibility and this person should careful tick all his bases before ruling it out, cos on the rare case it is I wouldnt want his life totally ruined. Cos if it gets everywhere your life kinda is.

      It's called caring.       
    • Gems
      it happened to me i think i should know.; someone caught it off me off a towel. it bloody well happens.
    • WilsoInAus
      This is total BS and scaremongering. Please study further on here and elsewhere to learn a few more facts. 
    • Dutchy
      What about the side effects?

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