Cold Sores



Anyone else get these? I do when I’m rundown af. Don’t just get them on the cracks on the side either, sometimes on the lip proper. Very embarrassing.

Think I know when I got it too, bit of an embarrassing memory too. Hey hum.


Jason Coldsore


Don’t go Jason Coldsores please stick to the rivers and the lakes that you’re used to


Last week I was positing that it would be funny if there was a baby called Jason Coleslaw, this was a reference to that.

I don’t tend to get cold sores which is weird considering I get ulcers all the time.


Jason Coldsore could be a humourless BBC2 detective show. He’s very good and efficient, so there’s never any tension - in fact, everything’s normally resolved with half an episode to go, then we watch him do his online shopping for a bit, and look at reviews of new saloon cars.


Read a pretty grim story earlier from a lady about how after sleeping with a guy she developed sores all over her chest, and it turned out her excema had become infected with herpes, which is apparently a thing that can happen.


Very kind and inclusive of you to explain


They’re totally different things though.


I get them, used to be very rare but in the winter I get them a lot whenever i have a cold, and always up my nose so blowing it really hurts. Quite enjoy sharing herpes facts tho, did u know the virus is so small that in relation to your body it’s like a balloon to the planet earth. Also it dies only when you do


Yeah it is, which is why I’m very very cautious about cold sore contact.


Do you have to have contracted herpes/cold sores sexually? I get them regularly in winter but I’ve never really thought about when it started or how


Sometimes I think “wouldn’t it be nice if they spent research money into getting rid of them” and then I remember that on the priority list it’s pretty much at the bottom and think about other things instead.


Think you can contract it through indirect contact like sharing cups / towels etc


Not at all, therr are different types of herpes simplex , type one and two and the one you get on your face mostly is one although people who have it on their face and put their face on genitals can transmit type one . Also they like to infect at their point of entry so it depends on which bit of your body it comes into contact with, eyes, hands etc


Any time!


Can you?
I’m not sure about that.


I get them when super run down and or super stressed.
These two tend to go hand in hand, last got a cold sore about 6 weeks ago, I’d say maybe once a year I get one.


we had a friend at uni called pedro who was very funny but not the best at reading the tone in social situations.

any time anybody from our course had a cold sore, he’d go up to them, point at their face and shout “YOU HAVE THE HERPES ON YOUR FACE”, just in case they weren’t already aware…


Sharing bath water?


They spend a lot of time/money trying to get rid of them.