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phoenix79

Is it HSV 1?

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phoenix79

I have had HSV 2 for about 3 years now, with fewer than 3 outbreaks a year.

I recently kissed a new guy. 8 days later my lip swelled, and I got a little bump. It never turned into a full blown blister. It went away quickly, but my nose felt very itchy for days after.

I have gotten another serology test to find out if I have now gotten hsv 1 as well, but am waiting on the results. I have not had any other sores, but my face has been itchy for all the while now. Not just my lips. My chin, and my nose. I am also highly concerned I spread it to my eyes.

Any insight form anyone would be greatly appreciated. I'm struggling here, feeling like a walking herpes virus.

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regret

if you have hsv 2 first i doubt if you would get hsv 1,, type 2 is stronger strain of the two and i would think it would protect yu to some degree of getting type 1,, but i guess anything is possible..?

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schmack

I wouldn't say type 2 is stronger, it is just different. I wouldn't expect the antibodies for type 2 to protect you from type 1 much better than the antibodies for type 1 protect against type 2. I would expect you to have a less severe initial outbreak if you get an oral hsv1 infection following a genital hsv2 infection however.

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RealisticGal

There is still the chance, though slight, that you have HSV2 in the oral area, rather than HSV1. It is possible.

Of course in that case, a blood test could be misleading.

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phoenix79

Thanks for your answers. I have thought that I may have spread type 2 to my face, but I don't think so.

I barely had any "sore".

I guess I will know more after the blood test, but I am convinced it is type 1. What I don't understand is why my mouth has been hurting pretty much non-stop since the occurrence, but I have not developed any sore. Does anyone know if it is normal for pain to ALWAYS be present?

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