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Halloween weekend, I ended up getting with two different girls, but it was nothing but making out. I am a little suspicious about the first one because I didn't know her.

So, less than a week after the hook up, a semi small area of my upper lip turned a little darker red than normal, and it may have puffed up a little as well, but it definitely wasn't normal. Anyway, it didn't seem to get any worse after that, and it seems to be gone now. There was no real pain involved, but it had a kind of sour taste to it.

Now, I wake up today, and my throat is "sore". Again, there is no real pain in my throat either, but it feels like a lump at the top of my throat and mucus is getting caught in the area. Could just be a normal sore throat or something, but I'm mentioning it because I read that the lymph nodes in your neck could become swollen.

Finally, towards the base of my bottom lip on the inside of my mouth, I noticed a small spot that I can barely reach with my tongue. It seems to have the same taste as what was on my upper lip. No pain here either.

So ya, that's what I've been experiencing for the past week or so. A spot on my upper lip, the top of my throat towards the back, and a small spot at the base of my bottom lip in my mouth. Maybe I'm just overreacting, but I'm still concerned. I need to see about getting blood work done just to be sure. Any input will be greatly appreciated.

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you are overreacting

wait 12 weeks and get a blood test using herpeselect immunoblot testing for confirmation

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Go see your doctor

Never rely on strangers you meet on a website for medical advice. You ask 15 different people, you are more than likely to get 15 different answers.

Go to your doctor and get professional medical advice.

Good luck!


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i would seek professional help if i was you.. good luck

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Try a Lysine supplement for cold sores

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