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First, it is unlikely that this is herpes. Certainly herpes can have some tingling as symptoms that occur before the sores develop, but it is not typical that the tingling would persist for weeks before the sores develop. Since this has not progressed to develop sores, it is unlikely that this is herpes.
However, the majority of people are have antibodies
to the virus that causes oral herpes (HSV1), and many of the people that have antibodies to the virus do not recall ever having had typical symptoms. In many of the people with these antibodies, they can shed the virus at times that there are no sores. Therefore, even though the symptoms that you describe are not indicative of herpes, it is also impossible to say that you are not otherwise infected or that you may be shedding the virus.
Also, this means that people can potentially be exposed to HSV1 whenever they contact other people, and it does not need to be in a sexual context. Since many children are also infected, getting kissed by children at a family gathering also carries some risk. Since the risk of exposure is so pervasive, the usual recommendation is to not worry about it beyond avoidance of contact when obvious sores are present. Since you do not have any obvious sores, then there is no reason for concern or avoidance of contact.
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