Hi, i'm new here and I have a few questions pertaining to herpes. I am fourteen and I have quite a few of the symptoms... I started having them a few years ago... but I never went to see a doctor about them. I was always told it wasn't a big deal... But lately I've became quite concerned about it.
*No I haven't been sexually involved
But it all has to start somewhere, right?
Thats my main question.
If someone has genital herpes it all has to start somewhere, right? Even if that person has not been sexually involved. They can be born with it, correct? Well I get cold sores and fever blisters a lot. I break out on, in and around my mouth. And lately I've also started to break out in red or white bumps bumps in my vaginal area. I know it isn't razor rash, I can tell the difference. And on occasion around the time I break out, I do have a sort of discharge. And I'm fairly sure it isn't my hormones. And right before I have the break outs I get sore and chapped. My lips are always chapped so could that be because I am exposed to herpes? I'm sorry if I'm vague, but I'm worried...
well yes you can get herpes at birth from your mother. I am not sure if the symptoms are the same for a baby as an adult. Or if they remain the traditional herpes symptoms.
But you do not have to have sex to get genital herpes or oral herpes.
You can get oral herpes from sharing a cup with someone or even kissing someone with a sore in or on their mouth.
Genital herpes is most always transferred through sexual conatct but there is still a chance to get it from non-sexual contact. Like one day you touched or popped your sore and immediately after you masterbated or used to restroom and transferred the virus to your genitals. The other way is if someone with oral herpes gave you oral sex.
Both these circumstances are very very rare, but possible. The saddest thing about herpes is that its so hard to track down when and who you got it from.
My suggestion for you is to go to a doctor and get a blood test done to check for oral and genital herpes. Until you do that you will remain confused. Also until you find out for sure make sure to use protection if you decide to be active.
do you have anyone you can turn to to get help with testing like your parents? Or maybe an aunt?