Avatar universal

Would it be a cold sore? Would i have contacted genital herpes?

I am not sure if I have developed a cold sore. It has been a week. When i felt it feel tingly, i applied cold sore cream onto it, But it has become worse and worse - scabbier and scabbier. The scab formed around day 3? I did not get what they say on the internet fluid coming out from the blister? I had one blister? it looked like a blister? But I dont recall it popping. I remember just applying cream to the area, and then one day, i woke up and it had a scab on it. The scab falls off very easily and then another one comes back. Is this normal???
And also
I am just worried that I may have touched the cold sore in my sleep then touched my genitals??
At the moment, i am not sure if it is just paranoia, but my the side of my vagina feels a little bit tingly?, no sores noted, just a little bit uncomfortable - i wear a pad almost every day as I dislike having discharge on my undies
1 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
207091 tn?1337709493
Have you seen a doctor? Only a doctor will be able to tell you if this is a cold sore or not. Stop putting meds on it, and let the doctor see it untreated. Ask the doctor to swab it.

If you wear a pad, it's unlikely that you'd touch your genitals while sleeping. If you are feeling a bit tingly, it could be anxiety from all this, or you may have a yeast infection or bacterial vaginitis form wearing a pad all the time. You should also get checked to see if the discharge you are experiencing is normal discharge or caused by an infection.

Good luck :)
Helpful - 0
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Herpes Community

Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Herpes spreads by oral, vaginal and anal sex.
Herpes sores blister, then burst, scab and heal.
STIs are the most common cause of genital sores.
Millions of people are diagnosed with STDs in the U.S. each year.
STDs can't be transmitted by casual contact, like hugging or touching.
Syphilis is an STD that is transmitted by oral, genital and anal sex.