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I am experiencing a small blister-like thing on the inside of my lip-its right on the edge of the inside of my mouth and my lip. it is small, one only, and looks like a tiny pimple (white inside) but not very full. it is not painful or itchy and i dont recall feeling tingling sensations. I noticed it yesterday.
I am extremely nervous for two reasons: 1) I don't recall ever having had a cold sore before if that is what it is 2) I touched my genitals using saliva three days ago, obviously unaware that this thing would arise. Now I am terrifies of auto-inoculation. Can someone tell me what the risk or probability of this happening is?
Thanks for your swift reply.
The blister still is the same size, if anything it looks like it is smaller. I have been tested for Herpes in October, but I believe it was a test for HSV 2 (I have to double check). Either way, it came up negative.
I haven't had this looked at as I am in the mountains, but do you suggest I do so as soon as I am back (thursday?)
The blister is gone (it never opened or got painful either) but I still want to do some sort of testing. I was tested for Herpes type 2 in a culture AND blood test in Oct, and both came up negative (no numbers she just said negative).
I have not been tested for type 1.
My question is this: since this is the first time i have seen symptoms of cold sores, should I wait to be tested for HSV1 or can I do it immediately?
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