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About 20 days ago I noticed a few bumps on my chin over a part of my beard. Take into consideration I was under no stress and I had shaved the area earlier that day. I thought it was pimples so I applied some Proactiv on it and at the end of the day i saw no change in them. I then tried to pop them but nothing came out so I just applied some A&D Ointment and Neosporin on it. I noticed them disappearing little by little as the day/s went on. I also applied some Peroxide on them and felt a little sizzle as I applied it. Im on day 20 and all thats left is a pinkish stain like what new skin looks like. I have not had contact with anyone who showed cold sores or given oral sex to anyone or even shared a glass plus have not been around or in contact with someone who has a history of Herpes nor did I feel the Prodrone stage of a cold sore. No tingle or pulsating and even after i tried to pop them I got no oozing or weeping crusting or chaffing. No temperature or flu like symptoms either. I have never had anything like this so I looked online for some help or advice and all I got was my nerves and emotions put on edge from the horrific pictures and stories I read. Is it true that the initial outbreak usually is the worst and then flair ups aren't as bad? Now I find myself constantly looking in the mirror and feeling like something is on my lips but there is not and I think its my mind playing tricks on me. I saw a few articles on Folliculitis vs Herpes and thought that could be one conclusion but am not a Dr. so thats why I'm here. The thing that stresses me the most is I have a 1 year old son who is beautiful and a loving wife whom I can't help but feel like I may be the monster who brings them home Herpes. Please help and give me some advice of what I should and can do. Please respond asap because I feel like my days are getting harder and harder and feel like I might be slipping into depression because my mind wont let go and accept the fact that it could have been nothing. Thanks in advance.
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About 20 days ago I noticed a few bumps on my chin over a part of my beard. Take into consideration I was under no stress and I had shaved the area earlier that day. I thought it was pimples so I applied some Proactiv on it and at the end of the day i saw no change in them. I then tried to pop them but nothing came out so I just applied some A&D Ointment and Neosporin on it. I noticed them disappearing little by little as the day/s went on. I also applied some Peroxide on them and felt a little sizzle as I applied it. Im on day 20 and all thats left is a pinkish stain like what new skin looks like. I have not had contact with anyone who showed cold sores or given oral sex to anyone or even shared a glass plus have not been around or in contact with someone who has a history of Herpes nor did I feel the Prodrone stage of a cold sore. No tingle or pulsating and even after i tried to pop them I got no oozing or weeping crusting or chaffing. No temperature or flu like symptoms either. I have never had anything like this so I looked online for some help or advice and all I got was my nerves and emotions put on edge from the horrific pictures and stories I read. Is it true that the initial outbreak usually is the worst and then flair ups aren't as bad? Now I find myself constantly looking in the mirror and feeling like something is on my lips but there is not and I think its my mind playing tricks on me. I saw a few articles on Folliculitis vs Herpes and thought that could be one conclusion but am not a Dr. so thats why I'm here. The thing that stresses me the most is I have a 1 year old son who is beautiful and a loving wife whom I can't help but feel like I may be the monster who brings them home Herpes. Please help and give me some advice of what I should and can do. Please respond asap because I feel like my days are getting harder and harder and feel like I might be slipping into depression because my mind wont let go and accept the fact that it could have been nothing. Thanks in advance.
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Herpes (ORAL) is very common .90% of population has oral herpes.  you shouldnt be concerned about oral herpes. HSV2 is a different matter . HSV2 is considered and is a sexual transmitted disease.  

The bumps on your chin does not sound like a STD. i would see a dermatologist to get a correct diagnoses.
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Thanks for the response... I have read HSV-1 is very common but what frightens me is the pictures I saw of little children infected with the Herpes and wouldn't want my son to suffer or even go blind as I read. Is this a high risk of happening to a child if one of their parents has HSV-1? Them getting infected or blinded? I know im being over worried probably but no parent wants to be the cause of any harm to their family
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I have HSV1 and my kids are fine. you are misinformed. just because you have HSV1 or even 2 doesnt mean you have to stop life.  Assuming your wife had herpes when your child is born simply tell the doctor and they will use their precautions.

It is rare for a child with parents of HSV1 to be blind.
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Thank you so much for your time. I realize HSV-1 is very common and someone in my family or myself probably has it because its so common its just as you are a parent our children are the world to us. So even if I do or don't have HSV-1 I shouldn't really worry then right. Just to let you know your few words have meant a lot and instilled some comfort.
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Another thing is the area where the problem occurred which is now like pink new skin now has a tiny whitehead popping up. This area is usually a real oily area for me... Any remarks?
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