4:18 pm - 08/08/2017

Hairline cut hsv1?

This may not be appropriate/directly related to VP but I figured I could ask for some help since I post here a lot and everyone is very kind and helpful-
I noticed a hairline cut on my mouth, half on my actual lip half on the skin above my lip a bit. It is almost invisible to the naked eye- but if you look close its a tiny tiny straigt line. It only hurts a tiny bit when i open my mouth wide. Other than that no itching burning tingling ect. I don't remember scratching it but I could have?? Anyways has this happened to anyone?
archangelbeth 9th-Aug-2017 04:07 am (UTC)
I sometimes get these, but I haven't really noticed them as turning into full outbreaks. Sometimes I get what I think are tiny blisters at the very corners of my mouth, and those I'd be more suspicious of.

Which is probably no help. *sigh* You'd probably have to get a blood test to know if you should be suspicious of that or not.

I hope someone else has better ideas!
tinyroses72 9th-Aug-2017 04:36 am (UTC)
Thank you! Hmm yeah it's not in the very corner of my mouth but more on the side i guess. I feel like this has happened to me before but I can't remember for sure which is annoying me. It looks like the slightest paper cut and I can almost see a tiny tear like if there was a scratch. But me being unsure is leading me to thinking it could be a cold sore. I'll see if I can post a photo
archangelbeth 10th-Aug-2017 03:23 am (UTC)
It's probably ambiguous in that state, more's the pity. Could probably get a doctor to swab it, but after a few days, the immune system has often cleaned up the virus so a swab won't be reliable. (At least, not on a negative.) If you get cold sores normally, then might as well treat this like one and avoid contacting other people's mucous membranes orally till it's healed. If you don't... *sad shrug*
tinyroses72 10th-Aug-2017 06:45 am (UTC)
The thing is iv never had a cold sore :( so i'm confused. But what's weird is that it went away with no issue. Id like to think it was a scratch, i was waiting for it to change as I read a lot of cold sores form in 12-24 hours.
archangelbeth 13th-Aug-2017 02:25 am (UTC)
Might've just been a papercut-style thing somehow! These things, they happen... *big shrug emoji*
Or at the worst, sounds like your immune system is on top of the problem!
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