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.
My girlfriend did not tell me she got cold sores so one day when a big one showed up on my lip we thought it was busted from running in the cold. Then 2 days later 3 more apperd so we thought my lip had busteted again when we was making out. Then finally 2 big ones showed up on the tip of my tounge but before the others came that night we had oral sex then had protected sex. Now we are both worryed cause she thought it could only spread during out brakes. I went to the doctor and he didn't give me a defent answer if their cold sores or canker sores how long does it take to show symtoms (symptoms) of genital herpes and is there any way to stop it before it shows up? Can you get cold sores on your toung?
if your gf has a history of cold sores herself, odds are she won't contract hsv1 genitally from you. Always best to err on the side of caution though and not perform oral when you have anything going on in the mouth area. What is normal bacteria in the genital area, isn't always so normal in the mouth area when there are open lesions present.
I assume your provider didn't do a lesion culture on your symptoms to see if indeed these are herpes or not?
can you have herpes lesions on the tongue? You can get them with a newly acquired infection but they tend not to occur with recurrences.
Think you this helps alot she was scared and this wouldn't bother me if it wasn't on my toung cause i can't eat the doctor just gave me a numbing mouth wash and sent me home. We live in a small town so cold sores are very common here like 4 out of 5 people have them and now i do so i guess i'll just have to get use to it.
http://www.ashastd.org/std-sti-works/Herpes/oral-herpes.html has terrific info on oral herpes for more reading if either of you want to go through it.
1 out of every 2-3 people in the US has hsv1 orally - it's THAT common no matter where you go. I think in small towns, you just see the same people more often to take notice of things like who gets cold sores every winter and at the beach each summer.
You can have herpes antivirals on hand to start at the first sign of a recurrence. they work best if you start them when you start to feel that tell tale tingle , pain or itch on your lips. talk to your provider about keeping some on hand for the future. You can get acyclovir for $4 with a prescription from walmart even without insurance so it's pretty cheap to keep filled and in the medicine cabinet.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.