I'm almost 33, and I've only had a cold sore outbreak about 3-4 times in my life. My most recent one just occurred 2 weeks ago. Before that, the last time I had an OB was nearly 4 years ago, following a very stressful period. The outbreak was really bad though - I had a fever, swollen glands, and I had several blisters and ended up going to urgent care to get Valtrex. However, this most recent outbreak, I only had one cold sore, but as soon as it popped up, I ended up getting a Valtrex prescription and took it for a week, and have not had another outbreak since.
Since I had this cold sore, I've been getting weird burning/tingling senstations around my mouth...mainly where I had the cold sore. My eyelids feel a little dry off and on too. It comes and goes, but it freaks me out and has really caused me anxiety. My brother is a doctor and he told me I could be experiencing mild post neuralgia. Can this really happen with such a small outbreak?