I was diagnosed with HSV 1 and 2 in August. I've never had cold sores, or genital OB. I do OBs of mouth canker sores. I joined a local herpes support group, and a man there said his doctor told him that the canker sores are a herpes OB. The doctor said it's how the virus OBs in that particular person. Other group members disagreed.
I believe my canker sores are herpes related. It's the only OB I consistently get. The sores are always along my lower lip, and excruciating. The sores puff up my lower lip which I inevitably bite while eating or something and cause it to bleed. It takes twice as long for the cankers to heal. Agh!! Now my lower lip is swollen and so painful I get headaches, my eyes tear, and don't want to eat or talk.
The only benefit is that clients and friends think I had plastic surgery due to the "fattened" lower lip. LOL. I have "pouty lips" now and everyone wants to know where I had the work done. Good grief.
I have two questions, first, do you think these canker sore OBs are herpes? If so, should I avoid kissing relatives, boyfriend, etc?
Second, can you suggest any medicine or product to speed healing and stop pain? The pain is excruciating. I am using Kanker by Blistex, which is a liquid band aid with "caine" pain medicine. It's helping somewhat.
Thank you for your time! Julia