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Cold Sore Appeared After Visit - What Else To Do?

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Visited a SP on saturday, lots of DFK and oral received and given. Come sunday I have what appears to my inexperienced eyes a cold sore (not had one before, diagnosis based on looking online).

 

I'm going to a GUM clinic this morning but what else should I do - contact the SP and if so what should I say?

 

Also I have an appointment booked with another SP in a couple of weeks time - should I cancel now, see how it progresses or what?

 

Thanks in advance

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Have you thought about seeing your local pharmacist? He/she could probably give an accurate diagnosis and a treatment.

 

If there is no sign of it clearing up cancel your future punt.

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It could be a coincidence. Most people carry the herpes virus, and a cold sore happens when it's activated, usually due to stress or being run down etc. Get some Zovirax cream.

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Get it checked out. Self-diagnosis is not ideal.

 

It's unlikely you'd see symptoms the very next day if you were infected with HSV, the incubation period is usually at least a few days more, and can be incredibly long (some people develop symptoms years later.) There's no way of knowing who infected you, if you have picked the virus up. Up to 60% of people have HSV-1 (the strain that usually causes sores on the face) and most people are completely asymptomatic - in fact it's often acquired in childhood when relatives kiss children during an outbreak (which may be a visible 'cold sore' outbreak, or simply subclinical viral shedding.)

 

The bottom line is: 

 

1. Get a proper diagnosis

2. Don't have sex while you've got an active outbreak, if you do have HSV

3. Inform yourself on the topic - most people's knowledge of HSV is abysmal and very inaccurate

4. Keep in mind that it's more likely than not that a sexual partner already has HSV-1, and that a significant number also have HSV-2. For most people, the virus causes few problems. For those unlucky enough to suffer outbreaks, the first one is notoriously a bit miserable, but after that they're often brief and much less severe. 

5. There's no way of knowing when or where you picked it up, and it's unlikely to show symptoms the day after exposure - you may have put the SP at risk though. 

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Get it checked out. Self-diagnosis is not ideal.

 

It's unlikely you'd see symptoms the very next day if you were infected with HSV, the incubation period is usually at least a few days more, and can be incredibly long (some people develop symptoms years later.) There's no way of knowing who infected you, if you have picked the virus up. Up to 60% of people have HSV-1 (the strain that usually causes sores on the face) and most people are completely asymptomatic - in fact it's often acquired in childhood when relatives kiss children during an outbreak (which may be a visible 'cold sore' outbreak, or simply subclinical viral shedding.)

 

The bottom line is: 

 

1. Get a proper diagnosis

2. Don't have sex while you've got an active outbreak, if you do have HSV

3. Inform yourself on the topic - most people's knowledge of HSV is abysmal and very inaccurate

4. Keep in mind that it's more likely than not that a sexual partner already has HSV-1, and that a significant number also have HSV-2. For most people, the virus causes few problems. For those unlucky enough to suffer outbreaks, the first one is notoriously a bit miserable, but after that they're often brief and much less severe. 

5. There's no way of knowing when or where you picked it up, and it's unlikely to show symptoms the day after exposure - you may have put the SP at risk though. 

Call the escort and tell her the truth.Then she can take whatever actions she wishes so as to avoid further transmission (if that is where you caught it). She deserves to know.

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I've already contacted the SP to let her know what has happened and I've also cancelled my booking with another SP in a couple of weeks time to ensure it has time to properly clear up.

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And this is why I don't do owo or dfk :D

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And this is why I don't do owo or dfk :D

You do realise that these things can be caught from civvies as well? So do you not do OWO or DFK with them either?

:)

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And this is why I don't do owo or dfk :D

Then bask in your self-congratulatory superiority!

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And this is why I don't do owo or dfk :D

I cannot imagine life without either!!!

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And this is why I don't do owo or dfk :D

I fear you are not really cut out for a career in punting if that is your attitude to what you see as "risky" activities. Read a few articles about sexual health.

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You do realise that these things can be caught from civvies as well? So do you not do OWO or DFK with them either?

:)

Yep they can - but I don't feel they will see multiple people day in day out so much less risk. I actually lie I have done closed lip kissing with 2 girls which I guess could have caused a cold sore, but she was too pretty for me to think she could have anything lol

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Yep they can - but I don't feel they will see multiple people day in day out so much less risk. I actually lie I have done closed lip kissing with 2 girls which I guess could have caused a cold sore, but she was too pretty for me to think she could have anything lol

You are living in cloud cuckoo land if you truly hold those views. The girl in the street, at the night club, in your school class is far more likely to be carrying an infection than most escorts. Escorts take better care of their health than most civvies because it is in their interests so to do.

 

As I, and others, have said before, you are not suited to this hobby

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Yep they can - but I don't feel they will see multiple people day in day out so much less risk. I actually lie I have done closed lip kissing with 2 girls which I guess could have caused a cold sore, but she was too pretty for me to think she could have anything lol

Punting really isn't for you.

Not all of us see multiple men day in day out, some of us have other jobs/businesses etc.

You are deluded if you think you're safer kissing a civvie than an escort, you have no idea who each one has slept with or barebacked.

I have seen a few of your posts which makes me think you shouldn't punt at all of you have these thoughts and opinons.

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I have always done owo with the girl if she looks clean (of course you cannot tell by looks but its a comfort), to me its just like kissing and never thought of it as high risk. You need 2 bleeding cuts then to be very unlucky

Escorts get regularly tested, but thats not to say they do not have less risk of catching something than civvies given they see more men, law of averages.

Having use OW before personally dont mind it.

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I have always done owo with the girl if she looks clean (of course you cannot tell by looks but its a comfort), to me its just like kissing and never thought of it as high risk. You need 2 bleeding cuts then to be very unlucky

Escorts get regularly tested, but thats not to say they do not have less risk of catching something than civvies given they see more men, law of averages.

Having use OW before personally dont mind it.

Yet another misguided fool. You can tell nothing about a lady's hygiene from how pretty she may be. I bet if you applied that criterion in your civvie life you would be riddled with diseases.

 

One bleeding cut is too many to go messing about having sex with anybody. I would imagine the ladies here rushing to put your name, along with nervous newbie, in their do not reply bins.

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I have always done owo with the girl if she looks clean (of course you cannot tell by looks but its a comfort), to me its just like kissing and never thought of it as high risk. You need 2 bleeding cuts then to be very unlucky

Escorts get regularly tested, but thats not to say they do not have less risk of catching something than civvies given they see more men, law of averages.

Having use OW before personally dont mind it.

"Escorts get regularly tested" you don't know that for a fact.

I know I do, but you don't know if all the women you see get themselves to the GUM, just worry about yourself.

Also you cannot tell if someone's "clean" by the way they look being clean on the outside doesn't necessarily mean you are on the inside.

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I think you have misunderstood me! You made the point that escorts are better educated on health than civvies, i agreed, of course i dont know if ALL get regularly tested but from my experience they all are aware of testing and what the risks are.

I said nothing about pretty girls not having anything that was the other poster, i said i just look for good hygiene for comfort.

And by 2 cuts i mean one on the guy one of the girl, as i said its rare!

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I think you have misunderstood me! You made the point that escorts are better educated on health than civvies, i agreed, of course i dont know if ALL get regularly tested but from my experience they all are aware of testing and what the risks are.

I said nothing about pretty girls not having anything that was the other poster, i said i just look for good hygiene for comfort.

And by 2 cuts i mean one on the guy one of the girl, as i said its rare!

How exactly are you looking for good hygiene? Are you smelling them? Lol.

As I said a person may be clean on the outside but that doesn't mean they are on the inside, you can never be too sure.

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How exactly are you looking for good hygiene? Are you smelling them? Lol.

As I said a person may be clean on the outside but that doesn't mean they are on the inside, you can never be too sure.

Completely agree :)

Risks are higher more guys/girls you see but its all about using protection and keeping yourself clean.

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