My friends and fam either ignore me or don’t know what to say. I feel disgusting and alone. I feel like I’ll never have a husband and dint even want to open myself up to that type of rejection.
Hi everyone. I'm Jeremy and I'm a single father of two daughters living in Utah and am 40 years old. I kissed a girl on a date a couple months ago and little did I know that she had oral hsv1, though I didn't know what it was at the time. I later saw her and she had a cold sore, which I asked her about. By that time, I had researched what was going on with me as I had my primary outbreak on Jan 1 (what a way to welcome the new year) for about a week.
I know that my two daughters don't have the virus as I've tested negative for it in the past (I tested positive at 1.0 iGG this past week) and my ex-wife is also negative. So I'm pretty concerned about the likelihood I can transmit this to them. I've had 4 or so very minor breakouts since January 1st - a pimple on the lip, mustache area, one small one on my chin. My outbreaks seem to be about once or twice a week and started in early February and are very minor so far, but every few days it feels like there is slight tingling and some pain in my mouth area.
My question is, for my daughters who don't have this virus, can I hug them? How should I cook for them? I am washing my hands regularly and always checking my face... Besides just very careful hygeine, what are the chances I could pass this on to my daughters? It's my primary concern not do to that. Also, the outbreaks are happening regularly and I'm eating pretty healthily. I'm aware of L-Lysine and the arginine ratio of foods. I drink a lot of water, take supplements. I heard over time, the outbreaks become less frequent/severe.
Been having a hard time psychologically with this. I know there's much worse things that can happen, but I'm feeling pretty depressed and can't bear the thought of my daughters getting this (they are 10 and 7).
I am really pissed off that my partner's mum kissed me on the cheek twice with a healing cold sore.
Here we all are on this forum trying to educate ourselves as much as possible about this virus, agonising over how to protect partners, and even debating whether we can embark on a relationship ever again and yet this person with a cold sore is so ignorant and uneducated that they will put someone else at risk by initiating skin to skin contact with an active infection.
I know she probably thinks nothing on it and almost certainly has no knowledge of asymptomatic shedding, but surely the very least she could do is be mindful of contact with people while she has a full blown sore.
I don't care that oral hsv1 is very common. I already have hsv2 and don't want hsv1 as well (yes I have heard that it's hard to get hsv1 with a preexisting hsv2 infection but she doesn't know what I have or don't have.
Perhaps it's irrational given the fact it was only my cheek. But it's the lack of thought that incenses me, while I have stressed over this every day since getting it.
Is thia herpes? I notice this for a week after suspected exposure. (Kissing) or am I overthinking?
my lips sometimes itch but the white spots doesnt hurt.