estrellafugaz85 (estrellafugaz85) wrote in vaginapagina,

Spreading HSV-1

I have been getting cold sores for 2 years now, every 3-4 months and every single time, I worry myself sick about spreading them. Obviously, when I have one, I wash my hands all the time and use sanitizer, but the issue is that it takes a few hours before you realise you have one and you notice the blisters. During which time I've almost definitely changed a tampon or rubbed my eye or whatever else. I have a habit of touching my lips without realising. I'm turning into a nervous wreck and constantly checking whether I have a cold sore when I get up in the morning.

Unfortunately, this latest one popped up last night, about 5 minutes after I'd plucked my eyebrows. I immediately started to worry about getting sores there, and sure enough after my shower today, up popped a group of small bumps, one of which looks like a blister. What are the chances that I spread it? And am I overreacting by constantly worrying about this? Most people I know who suffer from HSV-1 just apply Zovirax and forget about it but it's ruining my life. The thought that I could have given myself herpes on my eye because I didn't check for a cold sore before I plucked is literally making me sick.
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