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Did I contract herpes from sharing someones glass?

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About 2 weeks ago I accidentally drank out of someones glass who had cold sores on her mouth. About 2 days ago I developed what I thought to be a pimple right under my lip. Now the entire side of my lip is red, painful and swollen and there is a tiny bump that looks like a pimple. Could it be herpes? If so, could it be either HSV 1 or 2? Should I bother going to the doctor or should I assume that it was just a pimple if it doesnt become more blister looking?

Any help would be greatly appreciated:)

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If it is herpes you would need to wait at least 3 months before getting a blood test because it can take that long to develop antibodies for the virus. If your sore is still there you can have a swab test done on it to see if it is herpes or not. Did you try popping the sore? If pus comes out than it's a zit but if it's clear and if you apply something to and it burns that's a sure sign of it being a cold sore than a pimple. Also if it bleeds it's a pimple because cold sores don't bleed. As for drinking after someone that get's cold sores, I think it's possible you could get the virus considering they had an actual outbreak at the time.

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If it is herpes you would need to wait at least 3 months before getting a blood test because it can take that long to develop antibodies for the virus. If your sore is still there you can have a swab test done on it to see if it is herpes or not. Did you try popping the sore? If pus comes out than it's a zit but if it's clear and if you apply something to and it burns that's a sure sign of it being a cold sore than a pimple. Also if it bleeds it's a pimple because cold sores don't bleed. As for drinking after someone that get's cold sores, I think it's possible you could get the virus considering they had an actual outbreak at the time.

Thanks so much for the information! The thing is, its not exactly a sore. There is a tiny pimple looking thing and my lip surrounding it is swollen, painful and sort of tingling.

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