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Mr.L

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first cold sore?
« on: January 04, 2020, 07:45:48 pm »
So I am almost 50 and I just got my first cold sore (I think that is what it is). My wife has had them for as long as she remembers and we have been married for 15 years. Is it unusual that I would just now get one? And does anyone have any ideas on why I would get one now after being around it for so long? Thanks

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Re: first cold sore?
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2020, 08:01:42 pm »
An immune system in stress?

Most of the general population has the virus  but its normally well suppressed in most people and does not make an appearance unless there is a change to the bodies status quo.
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Re: first cold sore?
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2020, 08:01:42 pm »


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Re: first cold sore?
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2020, 04:27:23 am »
An immune system in stress?

Most of the general population has the virus  but its normally well suppressed in most people and does not make an appearance unless there is a change to the bodies status quo.

I got a nasty cold or possibly the flu when I visited Branson on manorial day in September. That lasted about 6 weeks. I've had a respiratory infection two other times since then. That's probably the most I've been sick with a cold in years. I'm currently sick so I guess that may have something to do with it. I have had worse illnesses though and never had a cold sore. Perhaps I'm just run down more than I think.

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Re: first cold sore?
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2020, 08:05:44 pm »
I have had cold sores my entire adult life, usually just 1-2 per year these days.  My wife of 23 years has never had one, and I am sure I have exposed her.  I believe a great percentage of the population has been exposed to the herpes-1 virus, but as the previous poster mentioned only some get the actual cold sore.  Maybe you were lucky you avoided it for this long?

For faster healing, the oral prescription Acyclovir does wonders for me.  Heals in about 7 days vs. 14+.  The Abbreva OTC creams doesn't help me much.
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Re: first cold sore?
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2020, 08:07:23 pm »
I have had cold sores my entire adult life, usually just 1-2 per year these days.  My wife of 23 years has never had one, and I am sure I have exposed her.  I believe a great percentage of the population has been exposed to the herpes-1 virus, but as the previous poster mentioned only some get the actual cold sore.  Maybe you were lucky you avoided it for this long?

For faster healing, the oral prescription Acyclovir does wonders for me.  Heals in about 7 days vs. 14+.  The Abbreva OTC creams doesn't help me much.

Thanks for the advice!

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Re: first cold sore?
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2020, 06:12:13 pm »
Of course, you can get tested for HSV 1 and 2 antibodies. My dermatologist tested me for both and I don't have either. So my problems go unexplained. Probably autoimmune.
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Re: first cold sore?
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2020, 07:51:09 pm »
Note that with Herpes it's transmittable to the genitals during oral contact. The large difference in the type 1 or 2 is where it occurs. oral can transmit to any part of the body, but genital type tends to remain in the genitals.

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Re: first cold sore?
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2020, 10:17:20 am »
I had my first a couple of weeks ago. Put coconut oil on it, virtually gone in a couple of days

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Re: first cold sore?
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2020, 10:17:20 am »