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Can someone with knowledge answer my questions?

1. Are coldsores painful?

2. What does it mean if HSV only causes occasional coldsores with no other symptoms?


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1. Are coldsores painful?

I don't think so... I've never had one... But even if they are painful, I'm sure its on the VERY mild end of the pain scale...

2. What does it mean if HSV only causes occasional coldsores with no other symptoms?


What do you mean? "what does it mean"

What do you want it to mean?

The coldsore IS the only real symptom you'd have of an oral hsv infection...

It 'means' just that...

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My cousin gets painful coldsores - painful because they are on her lip - hard to heal and kill her ego - the pain level depends on your pain threshold, location of the coldsore, severity of the coldsore. She told me they were like having a huge pimple under the skin at first - throbbing when you lean over to tie your shoe like a toothache - then if they are open, and healing - just like having a cut on your lip - painful if it opens again, and forget orange juice!

But pain is in the threshold of the beholder. And they don't last for weeks on end usually - just a couple of days of discomfort and ego bruising...so she says

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1) Ihave/ had cold sores and they are not "PAINFUL" ... more annoying then anything. the first day or day before, you can feel a tingling feeling and where you have that feeling ( on your lip) is where you will get the cold sore

after that a day, couple of days and the blister pops its just a healing process. you will notice the sore there, but its not painful.. its annoying..

and yes it gets at the "ego"

2) means you still have the virus, and can pass the virus ( if you have a sore) but you can also pass on the virus when you have no symtoms ( thats what they say) . and you will get coldsores, when your immune system is not working at its peak. I usually get them during winter times, when i am stressed (school - jan)

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emotional pain

there not that painful. It just make you feel bad like the whole world has it's eyes on you. Anyway I have this stuff from chapstick called cold sore therapy, it numbs your lip so you can't feel it. Abreva comes in this really small tub, and it's been know to dry your lip out. Lysine supplements ( which I am taking now shortens healing time and prevents9 so it is said). good luck

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