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Thanks for your question.
Which investigations have been done so far?
Which pain killers have you tried?
Were you tested for MONO.
Which antibiotics taken?
I am an Ear. Nose & Throat specialist and wants to help you
I've been only taking asprin or aleeve for the pain. The antibiotics I took was Azithromycin. I have not been tested for mono, but I was re-tested for herpes. Basically what happened is I know I have herpes, but when I have an outbreak it's always on the samespot of my upper lip. However, when I woke last Friday morning I had a new lesion on a new spot of my mouth. I was concrened and went to the med center Sunday. Monday they tested me. and Yesterday I got the results.It stated that I have herpes 1 and I have a new outbreak. The weired part is is Wednesday I broke out on my normal spot . So I'm not sure if the test I gotten was detecting the new or old leasion. And why I think I this might be the result of my swollen glands is because my doctor said if I ever get a new lesion it's painful. But I had the swollen glands before the lesions and I have been taking valtrex. The old lesion is going away but the new lesion is still there. I'm not sure if it is herpes at all. And my glands are still swollen and it hurts to swollow
Thanks for your input.
This is herpes because first of all you tested for it and it was positive.
The new and old lesions are not a concern because the virus causing this remains dormant in the body and can present with this lesion, anytime our immunity gets low. So in my opinion this is the same happening with you.
Swollen glands however might not be the part of the herpes because with herpes we donot get such swollen painful gland. Remeber that whenever you will get ill due to anyother virus or bacteria and your immunity will go low you will be at risk of developing such lesions so basically now you should wait and see and moreover ask your doctor to change the antibiotics. But before all ask your doctor to get you tested for MONO. Its a viral illness and you might have that along with herpes.
In last sentense i will try to clarify you again that herpes virus is in your body, when your immunity will get low due to any illness you can have outbreak, either at the same place or adjacent or nearby area.
I hope this helps you.
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Well yes if you have had herpes then you can get it again either at the same or nearby lesion. Old and new lesions are not to be concerned, i said so because what i want to say is that there is no risk in that you get a new lesion at other place because significance of old and new is same as the causative organism is same.
Yes mono is a possibility in your case , i am not saying you have it for sure but seems to be and should be checked for that because mono can present like this.
Lastly i will again repeat that when you get sick you can get herpes lesion because of low immune system and you should keep your immune system up by healthy diet, exercise, vitamins etc to avoid this.
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