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How can I show girlfriend the cut on my lip is not herpes?
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
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In brief: 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 culture. A negative result doesn't guarantee you don't have it, but it's pretty convincing evidence.

In brief: 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 culture. A negative result doesn't guarantee you don't have it, but it's pretty convincing evidence.
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