Do I Have Oral Herpes?

by Lauren

Okay so me and my boyfriend have never kissed anyone before. A few days ago he kissed me twice. Once on the cheek and once on the lips. A few days later a bump showed up on my upper lip.

However, it didn't appear to be anything more than a zit to me so being the idiot that I am, I popped it. What came out reassembled something found in that of a whitehead so I did not think too much of it. After doing some research, I found many articles that described the relation of cold sores and oral herpes.

I looked at many different photographs of cold sores around the size of mine and compared them to the one that I have. There weren't too many resemblances between the pictures and many listed symptoms.

But then again there are a few symptoms that I have been experiencing such as a tingling sensation of the said cold sore and I can't help but think that this isn't coincidental at all.

It's really scaring me because I am still only a teen and I am afraid that if I do have herpes people will avoid me and my parents will become infuriated.

Do you think my symptoms are pointing to herpes and if so, what do I have to do?

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