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How can I show girlfriend the cut on my lip is NOT herpes

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Culture: First of all, herpes is usually a cluster of small painful blisters, not a cut. But the only way to be really sure is to see a doctor and get a viral ... Read More

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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Sores on Lips: No. It is usually a sign of a fungal infection. These are often caused by severe stress.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Lip sores: Possibly herpes- takes 2 weeks to heal. New bumps may be folliculitis, bacterial infection from cuts/shaving or extension of the herpes. Herpes is co ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
7-10 days: An infection may take 10 days to appear.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Asymptomatic viral shedding can occur.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
May Never Occur: The test is for the antibodies to the Herpes Simplex Virus which indicates past exposure to the virus. Not everyone will manifest symptoms. HSV-1 ca ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
34 years experience Family Medicine
Cuts on genital area: Interesting question - Herpes if anything will cause tiny blisters and itching/pain but generally NOT something that looks like cuts. - unlikely ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Doubt herpes: Confusing sequence. 3 weeks after exposure or onset of "cut"? What kind of exposure? Partner known to be infected? A "cut" inside lip doesn't suggest ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Culture.: It is very rare to see herpes inside the mouth, despite what you've been told, or read on-line. The overwhelming majority of sores inside the mouth ar ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Roger Sherman
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possible but unlikel: Hi Roy. It's possible for someone to shed the herpes virus and be asymptomatic. People with oral herpes may secrete the virus 2% to 9% of the time whe ... Read More

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