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I was with a woman who later told me she was "just getting over a cold sore".
I was tested at 3, 6, 9 and 13 weeks. All negative.
As far as I can tell I have not had an outbreak, I had something I thought was. But my doctor said he thought it was impetigo.
It was a bump, flesh colored, in my mustache area. It was there for five days, and didn't itch, i picked at at after five days in the middle of the night. And about five hours later I woke up and there was a yellowish scab. It was perfectly round and one scab. I went to the doctor about 4 hours after I woke up and saw the scab. The dermatologist said, because of the location it could be cold sore but because it didn't itch, or hurt and it was based in one location, was not red and was a single bump around a hair follicle that he thought it was impetigo. He said it did look "herpetic" to him aside from the lcoation.
The next morning the yellow as gone and it looked like a normal red scab. Two days later the scab was gone and it was just a dry area of flakey skin. That lasted about two more days.
I have oral herpes and have never hesitated to kiss my kids!! really, you aren't a walking biohazard!! showing affection to your child is far more important than the low risk of transmitting herpes to them once they are no longer an infant.
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