Hello Community: I have had HSV1 since I am very little (surely did not acquire it via sex). However, I have not had an outbreak since at least 2014 and when I have had it, it is always around lips, mostly the lower lips, or in the skin right below the lower lips. I do believe I have had episodes on the upper lips, but I do not recall.
I have a lesion on the nose, right in between the nostril. I believe I acquired it by wiping with paper towel about 5 days ago, while running on the treadmill at the gym. This was on a Saturday or a Sunday (most likely Saturday). I generally bring my own towels but these days I used paper towel to wipe the sweat and mucous as I run.
By Monday, I noticed the skin had open up a bit in two areas, like a cold sore. However, I did not feel the typical tingling sensation of a cold sore. By Tuesday, the skin was red and tender and by Wednesday I had formed a scab which was dried. I am worried because I had an counter with my partner (we are heterosexual) on Wednesday. We kissed and I am pretty sure her skin did not rub below my nose. However, my paranoia makes me feel I could have passed HSV1 onto her. Reiterating, I am unsure whether I had blisters before seeing the lesion open, but I do not recall a blister.
I surely do not recall the typical tingling sensation I feel prior to a cold sore outbreak, nor has it tingled at any moment after. I am not fully healed because of the location and I get that area wet at least twice a day, when I brush and shower.
Thanks for reading me,