Category: cold sore symptoms

When does a cold sore STOP being contagious?

Hi there, Here’s a good question I came across: “Am I still contagious? It’s just been a red spot slowly fading after the scab fell off about 4 days ago.” You know how unpleasant an outbreak can be. So the last thing you want to do is spread your outbreak

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Getting PTSD from Cold Sores

I’ll tell you, some cold sore “sufferers” just don’t know how good they have it. Like this one dude who posted on a forum how he was diagnosed with PTSD a short while after being infected with oral HSV-1. Which I could understand. After all, nothing in my life has

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Is The Herpes Virus Life Threatening?

‘Sup friend? So I was clicking around in a forum the other day and I came across a question that honestly had never crossed my mind. Some dude (or dudette) asks about the herpes virus: “Do you think it’s a life threatening virus due to the fact that you can

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The worst cold sore I ever had

Have I ever told you about the worst cold sore I’ve ever had? I mean I’ve had some pretty nasty outbreaks in my time, but this one takes the cake. Yes, even worse than the hitler one… See, what made this outbreak so particularly nasty is that it was by

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How long does it take for a cold sore scab to heal?

The scab. It’s the part of a cold sore where you are just finding your way out of the woods. Like at the end of a Friday the 13th movie. Jason has been defeated and you’re making your way out, knowing full well that it’s not quite over. It’s never

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Why facebook is like herpes

Facebook. Everybody has it, and a few grouchy people like me don’t like it. Not that I have anything against it or people that do like it, it’s just that I personally think that it is a time suck that I can do without. But that’s a topic for another

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Hot iron cold sore branding

When I used to get really bad outbreaks all the time, I would often avoid going out. Like the plague. Or rather, the stares people gave me was pretty much as if I actually had the plague. And so, be it with friends of family I’d make up some BS

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Ripping cold sore scabs

There comes a time in the life of every cold sore where it dies. The blisters have come and gone, giving way to a big ugly scab. Along with it goes the unbearable itchiness and constant pain. The day you wake up and realize that it’s just a scab is

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The life of a cold sore relapser

I want you to think about something for me. What would your life be like if you didn’t get big nasty cold sores all the time? I’m willing to bet that it would be a hell of a lot better than it is right now. Picture all the shiddiness of

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Cold sores of the Third Reich

A few years ago around Christmas time I got one of the biggest, nastiest cold sore I’ve ever had. Now this little bastard was about an inch wide and ran right up the middle of my top lip. Not only that, but it spread from the top of my lip

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