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I know I have HSV-1, but it has always presented in my mouth as cold sores. Three weeks ago I developed this boil, painful and it inflamed my labia minora. Today it finally drained. Could this be HsV-1 on the genitals or boil due to friction? 

@WilsoInAus could you guide me please. 


Please help, any suggestions might help. Just recently I'm starting to accept myself and the diagnosis for the cold sores in my mouth, but just thinking I might have to deal with it down there as well is making me anxious. 


Ps. Picture attached. Upper picture was three weeks ago when it was a boil. Picture below the line is today after it drained. 


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Hi @Lily0101 and welcome to the website. 

Based on the pictures above, I see nothing suggestive of herpes at all.

In fact, if your oral HSV-1 infection is well established and perhaps from childhood, you have exceptional immunity from ever becoming infected with HSV-1 genitally.

I also would question whether sores inside your mouth are related to herpes - odds are they relate to something else - outside the mouth would narrow the field a bit - is this what you meant?

Having said that, oral HSV-1 is very common.

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  • 3 weeks later...

I went to the doctor last week because it filled up again. Doc Told me it was a sebaceous cyst. Rx me some antibiotics and its going down on its own thankfully.


thanks for the response! 

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