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Herpes OB....exuses you can use to skip work!

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I know it can be hard to take a sick day b/c they all want to know what's wrong with you.If it's cold and flu season then it's easy to think of something.

You could also say you have a bladder infection,actually at the start of my OB's it feels like a bladder infection.

Or tell them you have eaten something that didn't agree with you.

If you have children you can say one of them is sick and no one should ask any questions.

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OR you can tell them you are ill and that it's personal. Nobody has to tell their employer why they are sick. It's none of their concern... know what I mean?


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The only day I ditched for it so far is when I got diagnosed... I freaked and was just going to go in late... made my sister leave work to be with me... I am lucky... I just told my boss I had a bad Dr aapt and she was ok with it... plus she knows I have hormonal issues... and generally just figures that they can't get them adjusted right...

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No one has to know why ur sick.

Get ur doctor to write medical illness on the medical certificate..

No one needs to say why they are sick..

If you do. i suggest you look up ur union etc

Just my option. only worth 2 cents

btw. just found this site , wish there was a site like this for australia

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my outbreaks are so big and obvious I would have to take a full two weeks off in order for nobody to ever notice. The challenge here lies with trying come up with an excuse as to why you have multiple 1 inch sores on your face.

If it's summer I blame it on the sun. winter's a bit harder. I've used an allergic reaction to lotion before. luckily I've only had one real bad breakout in the winter. I don't know what else I can say

case in point. today, not thinking, I took off my hat and my buddy saw the 1 inch mark on my forehead. "What the hell happened to you!?" ...he yelled this too, ugh:sad:. I just said it was a reaction to a sun burn and he was fine with that response and dropped it

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my excuss was tested today:

went to work today with on OB on my forehead (at least an inch across).

it was definitly the first thing I was asked... even before hello, eesh.

just said it was from a bad sunburn and that satisfied everyone so far

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Would have a problem saying that in England, it hasn't stopped raining!!!

I would say personal problems, let them think what they want.

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Ahhh work...

I'm so glad I found this site. I seriously go into a depressive state when I get an outbreak. Most of the time they're small and controllable but a couple times a year they blow up and erupt all over my mouth and I'm too embarassed to go to work or even leave the house -- like now.

It might sound crazy but I haven't left the house in 4 days. Along with my seclusion I get in a depressive state that doesn't lift until the sores are gone. I've had enough and I can't go on like this. I've decided to try a new dermatologist and ask him/her about supressive therapy with the anti-virals. I seriously will do anything and everything possible to try to keep this from happening again. This means war!

As for excuses for work, I usually say something like a stomach flu or the like to warrant being out of the office for a week straight. Luckily I work at a very understanding place. But alas Sunday is fast upon us and tomorrow I'll need to pick the scabs away so I can go to work on Monday. They're almost ready to come off anyway so I don't think it'll be an issue.

I'm also going to go to homedepot or somewhere and get those painters masks -- that way I can at least leave the house, even if I can't go to work. People will think I'm sick and probably a little nutty, but that's better than giving me a look of disgust like I'm some kind of sickly sexually promiscuous chick -- which I'm totally not.

Phew, forgive me but it feels good to vent. Hang in there brothers and sisters, I feel your pain!!

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Painters mask??!! Not drawing attention to yourself at all then??!! What's wrong with a good old fashioned scarf if that's what you really want to do.

Take away the stigma of genital coldsores (I wish) and oral coldsores, I believe, would be a lot worse than genital, for the reasons you've pointed out.

Anyway, I don't think people normally associate oral coldsores with sex. WE do because we're educated. I really don't think you need to worry about the stigma too much.

And I agree, it's good to rant :-D

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