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Mystery? A cold sores after 30 years?

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JHenry

Dear all, 

I need an educated opinion to help me figure something out:   I was diagnosed 30 years ago of GHSV2.  I am aware that HSV2 “rarely, rarely” moves from the genital area to the oral area.  I should mention, I have never had a history of cold sores.  

I am now 67 years old and have in recent years developed an “age line” on my upper lip, that  starts at the very top of my lip and travels down, it’s very linear.  Throughout the years this “line” it has progressively become longer and deepest at the top of my upper lip where it begins,  I am trying to decide is actually a cold sore response when I shave across or near this “age line”.    

This has only happened following shaving and twice that I can recall.  In the past 6 months, when shaving with a new razor blade I wonder if I’ve gotten too close to this “age line” at the top of my lip and have irritated it.  It will get red, not really “sore” to speak of, and  blisters never appear—generally it is fine in a couple days.  

I’m trying to determine is If this is a “cause and effect” irritation from close shaving over and near this “age line” area or if in fact the close shaving has irritated and caused an “under represented” oral cold sore appear after nearly 3 decades?  As of a couple  years ago, I still test positive for only HSV2.     

What do you think?  

Thanks,  Henry.

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Some people are so fine tuned to prodromal symptoms. I would want multiple symptoms before labels. 

Not saying it is you, but any itch, bump or prick sent my mind in overdrive at first! I witnessed people who had acknowledged it and just let it go. So much easier when I controlled it, instead of it controlling me!

How do you handle a cold? How do you handle a sun burn? A cut? An upset.. take care

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