A friend of mine gets cold sores frequently and while I didn't see any overt cold sores on her lips like I have before, she did have a red cut on her lip, but it looked more like a cut. If it wasn't, I probably wouldn't have done what I did below...
Anyway, we were all out to dinner and using a spoon, she took a bite of dessert and then it got passed to me. Within 30 seconds (probably 15-20), I used the spoon (had some food on it prior), took a bite, and I didn't think how dumb that was until after I had put it down and she said, "Don't worry, I don't have herpes or anything." :/
It's been four days and I'm nervous I've contracted HSV1 from this encounter. The weather has been changing so not sure if this could be affecting it, but I've gotten a runny nose, been sneezing, and my throat has that post-nasal drip/sour throat symptom, but no fever.
As for my lips, it feels like there's some cracked sensations, soreness on one side, but that could be from me touching it and/or being paranoid.
Basically, could I get HSV1 this way? Sharing a spoon after that amount of time (even if there was a cold sore present)? Could my symptoms be a case of first outbreak of blisters coming?