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This may sound like a silly question but when I was a kid,

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This may sound like a silly question but when I was a kid, like 4 or 5, I got a cold sore on my lip. That's the only time it's happened in my life. I'm likely infected with he HSV1 virus; is it necessary to tell everyone I date that I had a cold sore when I was a kid? Obviously I would never kiss someone If I were to get a sore, but is this going to put a damper on my dating life :/?

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911Doctor :

no, it's not a silly question, and no, I do not think that you need to tell anyone that you had a cold sore on your lip when you were a child. there are other causes of cold sores than HSV.

911Doctor :

if it has not recurred I would let this be, but it recurs it would be worth getting it looked at, but as for now, rest easy.

911Doctor :

does this make sense?

Customer:

what are other causes of cold sores?

911Doctor :

apthous ulcers for one

911Doctor :

though HSV is very common

Customer:

oh okay. But you don't feel its necessary to disclose this or bring this up when dating someone?

911Doctor :

impetigo is a bacterial infection that can cause mouth sores/lip sores.

911Doctor :

no i do not.

Customer:

okay

Customer:

thanks for your help!

911Doctor :

you are most welcome

911Doctor :

do you have further questions about this for me?

Customer:

I do not. I'll give you excellent service. thanks for your time.

911Doctor :

Great.


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