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I went on vacation about a week ago and went shopping in this shoe store. I needed to ask the customer service representative for some help and when he spoke to me, his spit landed on my lip. (GROSS) When I looked at him I saw little red bumps on his face around his mouth. After we left the store I was freaking out that he could have passed something to me! I pretty much had a panic attack and was really scared. It's been a week and I noticed a bump under my bottom lip. It's not bleeding, red or too noticeable... but I can see it and it is kind of itchy. Should I be worried and how likely is it that the man could have given me herpes or anything?!
At least someone agrees with me... I am already kind of a germophobe... so the idea of some stranger's spit landing on my lip was disgusting.
Ok so I read that herpes can only be spread from skin to skin contact, not through saliva.. that being the case, how come you can still catch herpes through shared drinks/chapstick if it can only be spread through skin?
I don't retract from what I said it is utterly ridiculous to get so stressed out by something like that ..... you obviously haven't given much thought to when someone sneezes near you the spores from one single sneeze travel for miles and hit everything and everyone around just because you don't feel the tiny germ particles hit your skin doesn't mean they haven't it just so happens you felt this tiny bit of saliva hit you it automatically threw you into extreme paranoia,it's just one of life's many daily germ hazards I'm afraid and you need to get over it or seek help for your phobia it's just not healthy to be so afraid of normal everyday things to this extent ....
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