It has been 2 months since my partner and I had oral sex


Q: It has been 2 months since my partner and I had oral sex. Today as I was looking in the mirror, i noticed a tiny little bump on the outside edge of my top lip. i am worried it is HSV-1, but at the same time, I've also started to notice small acne bumps all around my face. is this a cold sore or just a pimple? It does not seem to itch or anything. I didn't even know it was there until i ran my finger across my lips and looked in the mirror. In fact, i wasnt even worried about Herpes until the tipic was brought u. - then i started freaking out and stressing.

Is it a cold sore? Or is it just a pimple? And can thr first cold sore appear 2 months after exposure?


A:   Hello,
Thank you for your medical query at

I understand your concern.
Since you have acne bumps all around your face, it seems to be a part of the acne too.
Herpes sores present in clusters and are very painful, it is quite different from an acne.
Please do not worry. Herpes can manifest after 2 months, but you could have only acquired the disease if your partner had open sores at the time of the intimate contact. I am sure you would have noticed if that was the case.
So please do not worry.

Hope this was helpful,

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