Hey guys, I am really freaking out and could use some help.

I have been getting cold sores since I was about 18, I am now 27. I usually average about 1 a year, sometimes 2. They are usually in the exact same spot on my lip, though sometimes they may vary by an inch or so. I recently had an outbreak this past Tuesday morning. The night before I felt itchy there so I used some abreva, and early tuesday I say the bumps beginning and quick took my Valtrex meds.

The lesion blistered, and then popped that night. I was then left with minimal swelling, and a small scab. I tend to leave the scabs heal, till they fall of on their own. I had a date saturday, so I was worried. But Saturday morning I went for a run and when I came back the scab had fallen off on its own. There was no bleeding, no open sore, though it was tender and pink.

Girl came over and we started hooking up, and she kissed me then performed oral sex. She then had to go, and I quick took a shower because in the heat of the moment I thought I was fine, but immediately after thought maybe it was too soon. The girl does/did not have any cold sore outbreak, so it would be autoinoculation from my healing sore to her lips then to my penis.

If there was transmission, how long would I have to wait to find out? When I have a cold sore that is active I am very self conscious of staying clean and washing thoroughly. Is this is a big possibility?

Please Help!! I am freaking out!!!
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replied March 30th, 2014
Welcome to ehealthforum,
The possibility of autoinoculation cannot be ruled out if your cold sore has not healed properly. If there has been a recent outbreak, and if your immunity levels are low still, then you might experience symptoms soon. If worried, visit your doctor/urologist for further evaluation, clarification and assistance. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/urologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
Take care.

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