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Chrisfoo

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Chrisfoo

Please help I'm going see my doctor but yesterday's I woke with a itch but nothing was there but throughout the day I got red and well look at the pic could this be a outbreak https://ibb.co/7kGsFQX

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WilsoInAus

Hey @Chrisfoo yes that looks like a cold sore to me, high chance. If you’ve never had confirmation of HSV-1 and want it, then see the doctor for a swab and blood test.

You can only feasibly pass this to people who come into direct contact with your lip area (with a bit of rubbing like passionate kissing or children sucking or biting your lip). Otherwise transmission via an object isn’t feasible as the virus does not stay viable.

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