Donate Now
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
my profile | directory login | register | search | faq | forum home

  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» Got Questions? Get Answers. » EXPERT ADVICE » Emergencies and Crises » Cold Sores and Herpes

 - UBBFriend: Email this page to someone!    
Author Topic: Cold Sores and Herpes
girl10
Activist
Member # 96065

Icon 3 posted      Profile for girl10     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hey guys!! First wanted to say thank you sooo much for all of your previous help!! I don't know if any of you read what I posted in one of the support group forums buuuutt long story short I went to the doctors for an annual physical and I ended up talking to my doctor about my situation(fingering-pre-cum-periods-pregnancy) He said I was fine(like you guys all said lol) and I got a pregnancy test done...negative it was!!

I am now on my fourth period since my scare and I feel sooo much better. While there is still that tiny bit of worry I am doing great!!! I have a new question now though.

After not seeing my boyfriend for months since he has been gone, he finally gets to come back for a few days for labor day weekend. He will be back next friday! You see though he says he has a cold sore...I have been told that cold sores are a form of herpes? I got a sore once on my mouth when I was like four or five, but I think that was from constantly licking the side of my lip. And I have had none since then!!

Anyways my boyfriend has gotten cold sores before I guess. Not often though pretty rarely. He HAS been tested for STD's and he is all clean: ) lol so is it okay for me to kiss him???? Sorry I just don't understand the whole cold sore thing much so I just want to be safe: )

Posts: 43 | Registered: Jun 2012  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
September
Scarleteen Volunteer
Member # 25425

Icon 1 posted      Profile for September     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Cold sores are the visible symptoms of herpes, yes. To minimize the risk of getting herpes from him, you'll want to avoid kissing him until the sore has healed completely.

Though the chances are much lower, you can also contract herpes from someone when they are not currently showing symptoms, so it would be extra smart to also always use protection for oral sex.

Here's some more reading on herpes:
The STI Files: Herpes

[ 08-25-2012, 02:05 AM: Message edited by: September ]

--------------------
Johanna
Scarleteen Volunteer

"The question is not who will let me, but who is going to stop me." -Ayn Rand

Posts: 9167 | From: Cologne, Germany | Registered: Sep 2005  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
girl10
Activist
Member # 96065

Icon 1 posted      Profile for girl10     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Thank you! I guess why I am confused though is because he HAS been tested and has noooo herpes. I talked to him about it and he said it's a fever blister. My mom gets them too when she get's sick and has a low grade fever.

That's why I'm confused!! lol

Posts: 43 | Registered: Jun 2012  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
September
Scarleteen Volunteer
Member # 25425

Icon 1 posted      Profile for September     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Okay, but here's the thing: fever blister is another common term for a herpes blister. And herpes blisters tend to appear when we are sick and/or our immune system is compromised.

So, either he has contracted herpes since his test, or he has something else going on. The best thing to do here is for him to make an appointment with his doctor while he has a visible sore, to figure out what's going on.

In the meantime, you'll want to avoid things like kissing and oral sex while he has a sore, and be extra careful to use condoms/dental dams when he doesn't have one.

--------------------
Johanna
Scarleteen Volunteer

"The question is not who will let me, but who is going to stop me." -Ayn Rand

Posts: 9167 | From: Cologne, Germany | Registered: Sep 2005  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
girl10
Activist
Member # 96065

Icon 1 posted      Profile for girl10     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Okay! Thank you: )
Posts: 43 | Registered: Jun 2012  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
   

Quick Reply
Message:

HTML is not enabled.
UBB Code™ is enabled.
UBB Code™ Images not permitted.
Instant Graemlins
   


Post New Topic  Post A Reply Close Topic   Feature Topic   Move Topic   Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Hop To:


Contact Us | Get the Whole Story! Go Home to SCARLETEEN: Sex Ed for the Real World | Privacy Statement

Copyright 1998, 2014 Heather Corinna/Scarleteen
Scarleteen.com: Providing comprehensive sex education online to teens and young adults worldwide since 1998

Information on this site is provided for educational purposes. It is not meant to and cannot substitute for advice or care provided by an in-person medical professional. The information contained herein is not meant to be used to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease, or for prescribing any medication. You should always consult your own healthcare provider if you have a health problem or medical condition.

Powered by UBB.classic™ 6.7.3