My understanding is that fever blister is just another name for cold sore and cold sores are caused by Herpes. I would not be kissing her if she has active 'fever blisters; even if she IS a nurse! (nurses don't know everything... sounds like she needs to do some more research on Herpes)View Thread
You should see a health professional and get tested. Self diagnosis is pretty dubious. Better to find out for sure. Then read up on the subject. There are a lot of good resources on the web.View Thread
Virtually everybody has HSV1- thats just normal cold sores... so I wouldn't worry about that so much.There are other symptoms with hsv-2 including a burning sensation in the genitals or the infected area... flu like symptoms, sometimes lower back pain and sometimes pain while urinating. Itching and burning also occurs with HPV. Hope this helps a little. Good luck with your marriage and having children. I think the main thing when you are trying to get pregnant is to only have sex when both of you aren't having outbreaks.View Thread
It is a shock for sure but there are far worse diseases out there. There are some good sources of information on the web. The more you learn the more power you have over this condition. http://www.herpes-coldsores.com/std/ for instance.is a good site for information Also you can join a support group. There are some 45 million people in the US alone with HSV2 and almost all of us have HSV1, which causes cold sores so you are not alone!View Thread
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