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Needingsomeassistance

Hi guys

this has appeared on Thursday. It started as just a bump under my lip, and then developed a white head later on that day. I haven’t been tested for Herpes as of yet, but I have booked a doctors appointment to get it done. 

I have been putting hydrogen peroxide on it to help kill any germs or bacteria present, and have also been applying an antibacterial spray

any advice or help would be greatly appreciated, because I’m stressed out and it’s keeping me up at night worrying. 

Thanks! :))

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WilsoInAus

Hey @Needingsomeassistance that looks more like  common ulcer to me.

But note that there’s nothing to be alarmed about if you do have oral HSV-1 which is entirely possible.

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Ole
4 hours ago, WilsoInAus said:

Hey @Needingsomeassistance that looks more like  common ulcer to me.

But note that there’s nothing to be alarmed about if you do have oral HSV-1 which is entirely possible.

Wilson I have something to ask u again .i know antivirals can interfere the igg result . So for how long should antivirals be stopped before taking igg test 

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WilsoInAus

@Fred R that’s not what is meant by a paper cut. A herpes paper cut is a deep but dry slit in the skin.

That looks more like a scrape on the surface.

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WilsoInAus

@Ole antivirals have only really been shown to delay seroconversion but a matter of days of taken right from the time of first lesions appearing.

However 12 weeks of no antivirals would be considered the window after which an IgG test would not be influenced at all by antivirals.

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13 hours ago, WilsoInAus said:

@Ole antivirals have only really been shown to delay seroconversion but a matter of days of taken right from the time of first lesions appearing.

However 12 weeks of no antivirals would be considered the window after which an IgG test would not be influenced at all by antivirals.

Ok thanks wilson

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