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Return figure out what is a cold sore and what is not!

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Girlyproblems

Ok so obviously if I get a blister on my lip then I know forsure that's a cold sore. But like today my lips were really dry and chapped and I opened my mouth too wide and the middle of my lip split, well it is now an open wound that didn't bleed, it looks shiny, like a shiny coat is over it, but it doesn't hurt. The only time it hurts is when I open my mouth too wide and make it slip more, but other than that I don't even feel it at all!!! If I didn't have a mirror to look at it I wouldn't have noticed that it was there! But what is concerning is that it's shiny, it didn't bleed or scab. Cuz i know that cold sores weep, but then ive heard that cuts that are not deep enough to bleed end up having a shiny coat on it, so is tgis cut weeping or is it a normal cut that has a shiny coat on it? Can this be a normal split in my lip?? See before I was diagnosed with hsv1 I would have brushed it off as just a normal cut and not even be concerned, but now I know I'm positive I'm trying to figure out what cold sores feel like and look like!! I don't want to give this to my bf!!! Let me know what you think!

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RealisticGal

Google "angular cheilitis." It is one possibility for what you are describing.

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