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Hello, I'm a 27 year old male who's been dealing with genital and oral herpes for a few years now. It appears I got it from my wife, though she supposedly only has cold sores. It doesn't really affect our relationship, nor is it a big deal mentally, It doesn't affect my life almost at all... Most of the time.

I have a genital outbreak a few times a year, the location is such that it doesn't really hurt, as long as it's not intentionally fiddled with, so the only real issue I find coming from it is the effect on intimacy. But I can deal with that for a week or two, every few months.

My issue is the oral herpes. It only happens once a year at most, and I'm currently having my 4th oral OB ever. What happens is blisters on the insides of my lips, my lips swell and dry out so I can't close them. I dribble when I eat or drink, my lips crust over in the night. (through constant dribbling whilst asleep) The pain is exruciating as the insides of my lips are swollen and raw and with skin peeling all over. It doesnt even look like anything like any of the genital sores or canker sores I've had in past. Ther's just this yellow mass inside my lips. The first outbreaks were worse, with the whole inside of my mouth and tongue covered... Luckily it is rare and short lived. Sometimes I wonder if its HSV at all, but what else could it be. I just wonder if anyone else has this, and how they cope.

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You might want to see a doctor about that just to double check and see what it is for sure. Oral herpes usually happens on the outside of the mouth, though it can happen inside. A good way to check to see if your symptoms are from herpes would be to have the outbreak swabbed and tested. As far as a yellow mass, color like that indicates a bacterial infection, so some antibiotic oral ointment or a prescription might help there. Also if you have severe oral outbreaks like that, it may not hurt to have a prescription for acyclovir or valacyclovir on hand to take when you first start to get signs of an ob, to clear it up more quickly.

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Yeah, I've seen a doctor over it a couple of times, but they've been rather dismissive. Though they said it's."probably herpes" and keep prescribing useless paste (orabase) "to cover and protect" the outbreak. ( in reality it's like glue and rips the skin open on being applied and then dissolves in the mouth slowing the healing and causing more pain.) Guess I could be more pushy over it. Haha. Just feeling particularly miserable today.

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