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Catching Oral Herpes from saliva?

I am 32 years old and have never had a cold sore.  About a week ago I was talking with this woman and I felt spit/saliva hit my lip (a few smaller droplets).  Two days ago I spent the entire day snowboarding in cold, windy conditions.  The following day my lower lip felt swollen and tingly/itchy.  There are no visible signs of a cold sore yet, though I am concerned it could be developing.  Is it possible that I caught Herpes from that woman?  Is there something else that this could be?  If in fact it I do have Herpes, I'm worried about transmitting it to a girlfriend either via kissing or oral sex.  Is this a valid concern?  Thanks...
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A valid concern? Not even.

Was this post a joke?
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most people contract hsv1 as children. a cold sore isn't that bad. at least you don't have genital herpes.
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Someone's spit landing on you while talking is not a risk for acquiring oral herpes.

You were out in the sun and wind all day long - sounds more like sunburn or windburn or just plain ole chapped lips.

Just because you've never noticed a cold sore doesn't mean that you don't already have hsv1 orally.  Only 20-40% of folks who have hsv1 orally get obvious cold sores to know that they are infected.

grace
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thanks all for your comments.  no, it wasn't a joke.  guess i get a little paranoid sometimes, but thanks for putting it in perspective.
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