Dating with herpes blisters
But by far one of the most frustrating things is hearing people who get cold sores get defensive about how they're better than those of us with "full-blown herpes." Guys, I have news for you.If you've ever gotten a cold sore on your mouth, you have herpes.The stigma mostly comes from a lack of accurate knowledge about the virus.For example, it's commonly assumed that HSV-1 only causes cold sores on the mouth, and HSV-2 is when something exists on the genitals.
For a lot of my friends with cold sores, the idea that they initially contracted it during childhood from a relative kissing them seems to give them a free pass.
She prescribed me Valtrex, an antiviral treatment that I take every day to suppress outbreaks, and sent me on my shell-shocked way.
There are a lot of things that suck after learning you have herpes.
When I asked him if he considers his cold sores herpes, he said, "It doesn't matter what I consider it to be. Would he have disclosed his cold sore status to me if I hadn't said I had herpes first?
In the same way that he only got a cold sore once, I've only ever had an outbreak once.