Hi, Last week I had kissed someone at a party after drinking a bit, not thinking much of it. A friend jokingly said to me "...hopefully you didn't get herpes..." Naturally, being the hypochondriac I am, I instantly started worrying. I brushed my teeth aggressively out of disgust (I know it would not make a difference) and think I may have hurt my gums--and now I believe I have a canker sore.. I get them often, but now I am worried if this is herpes simplex 1 or canker sore? Also, I have a zit on my nose, which I was worried about, but it popped today like any other zit and seems fine. Then this morning, after reading all of these symptoms, I think that I drove myself a little wacky--I was scratching my neck continuously and my friend noticed I had a little scratch; it looks more similar to a ingrown hair or something else than a scratch to me? I am going to the Doctor on Monday, but might you have any advice until then? I haven't experienced any other symptoms really.

Thank you, kindly!

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replied November 2nd, 2017
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. Zit on the nose needs some staph cream and these are canker sores. Topical anesthetic gels and good oral hygiene and gentle brushing will help.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
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