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EffieG

Approximately 5 years ago a  girl gave me a peck on the lips, I wiped my lips off.

The next morning I woke up with a painful rash all over my top lip that dried up and resulted in chapped lips, where the skin died and regenerated. No pus or obvious cold sore.

I have had this same outbreak approximately once a year in the same place except for this year where I have had it almost continuously, I have been very stressed.

I went to the doctor who says it isn't cold sores (I have to wait 2 weeks for a blood test), however I have found someone ( To those with oral HSV2 only by Penumbra,)  who tested positive for HSV2 by blood test with my EXACT symptoms.

Before an outbreak, my lip/nose area is tingling a lot and I feel a strong twitching in my lip.

Is it possible that I have mild cold sores?

I would greatly appreciate any help

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Cas9
36 minutes ago, EffieG said:

Approximately 5 years ago a  girl gave me a peck on the lips, I wiped my lips off.

The next morning I woke up with a painful rash all over my top lip that dried up and resulted in chapped lips, where the skin died and regenerated. No pus or obvious cold sore.

I have had this same outbreak approximately once a year in the same place except for this year where I have had it almost continuously, I have been very stressed.

I went to the doctor who says it isn't cold sores (I have to wait 2 weeks for a blood test), however I have found someone ( To those with oral HSV2 only by Penumbra,)  who tested positive for HSV2 by blood test with my EXACT symptoms.

Before an outbreak, my lip/nose area is tingling a lot and I feel a strong twitching in my lip.

Is it possible that I have mild cold sores?

I would greatly appreciate any help

I don't think you would get an OB that soon after an HSV infection. I think the minimum is about 2 days, Also, it was just a peck on the lips that you wiped off.

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EffieG
6 hours ago, Cas9 said:

I don't think you would get an OB that soon after an HSV infection. I think the minimum is about 2 days, Also, it was just a peck on the lips that you wiped off.

Do you think it could be herpes?

 

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7 hours ago, EffieG said:

Do you think it could be herpes?

 

I already answered that; i.e. HSV is herpes

So based on my previous comment it's unlikely. I wont say it's impossible, but from what I've read it takes at least a couple of days, and typically longer, to display an OB.

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