This forum is an un-mediated, patient-to-patient forum for questions and support regarding herpes issues such as: Herpes symptoms and treatments, causes, diagnosis, and herpes in men, tests, telling your spouse or partner.
i recently had oral sex with someone (1.5 weeks ago) he had no visible signs of herpes ...
about 4 days ago i came down with a bad fever, sore throat, swollen painful lymph nodes and sore/swollengums ... the nurse i saw said it was strep throat and put me on penicillin ... the fever has been coming and going for the past 3 days bringing with it extreme fatigue. today i feel like i have developed these bumps in my lower lip and after a bit of online looking up have convinced myself its the start of herpes ... can someone tell me if it's possible i've been misdiagnosed?
does one typically get a fever before or after the outbreak? how long does a fever last that is associated with herpes?
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