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Sorry for the TMI, BUT...

 

Woke up this morning with a cold sore. Last night the area started feeling weird, not the usual tingling, but just weird. It was enough for me to think, hmm something may be up. Now today, bang, it's here. I have been getting these since I was 10. Anyway, so, DH and I had sex Saturday night (48 hours before symptoms started) and well, you know how that goes! LOL! Anyway, I had absolutely no signs of this cold sore AT ALL on Saturday. So, I didn't hold back ;). I have always been extremely careful when I have these and stay away from him, and I also make sure my kids stay far away from me too and don't share any cups, etc with me until they are completely gone. I am so OCD with this that I just try not to share anything with anyone, ever. So after all this back information, my question is... how far in advance does the virus shed? I am having trouble finding this info on the internet. Anyone know the answer to this here? I am a little concerned that I could have spread the virus to DH and possibly other body parts. TIA!


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I think because you had no symptoms present your dh is probably fine. I was alway okay when I was with a do for years, even when the very next mornings he'd feel symptoms. Try not to stress, take lysine and don't eat chocolate because the argentine counteracts the lysine and use hydrogen peroxide on the site!
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Thanks for your reply!

 

My gut instinct tells me we should be ok. But, I need to hear from others that, you know? We have been together for 14 years and have gone this long without a problem. It just freaks me out that 48 hours after sex/oral sex, I get a cold sore. However, it was a solid 48 hours after that symptoms began. I don't think it has ever been this close... time from sex to cold sore. So, that's why I am sorta paranoid right now. I have a heavy coating of lysine ointment on the area and started lysine supplements. Thanks for the tip about the chocolate!


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