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Autoinoculation Oral Herpes to Nose
I've recently been diagnosed with Oral Herpes. I don't know whether it's hsv 1 or 2, but it's on my lips, and I'm having my first outbreak. I was drinking water, and some of the water went up my lip and into my nose as I had my head back. I worried this may spread the sores into my nose. I realize that's a bit silly. Well, then when I was applying aciclovir cream, I finished applying it to my lips and immediately put my finger into my nose thinking I'd stop it early. Of course, I immediately realized what I did, having gone directly from my lip into my nose with aciclovir on my hand. I'm very worried I may have spread the virus into my nose because of all the soft tissue and it being my primary outbreak. Any comments on this situation would be greatly appreciated!!!!
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1174003 tn?1308164419
How were you diagnoised with oral herpes?  Did they swab it or was it a visual diagnoisis?

The reason I ask such a questions is we usually get it as a child even if we don't remember having cold sores as a kid.  

HSV infects the nerves in our face region.  You can actually already get a coldsore on your nose, lip, cheek, and even your chin.  Takes a little more than water to autoinoculate an area.  The cream doesn't really help that much with cold sores.  It wasn't that effective.

The best thing to do is get a blood test done using a hsv type specific igg test.  The reason I state this is it will tell you which type you have.  If a culture was done your doctor should call and have the culture typed as well so you know which type it is.  

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101028 tn?1419606604
you also paid to post to Terri Warren and she's given you the answers you are looking for I think. continue to follow up on your post there as needed.

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