I had sex with a new partner a couple of days ago. I had a condom on, but we also had unprotected oral sex. The next morning, I had swelling on my top lip (mouth), which seems to be appearing in other areas along the edges of my lips. Today, three days after the sex, I'm feeling flu like symptoms (headaches, soreness, and generally feeling run down). I have read that the HSV-2 strand can cause the flu like symptoms, but rarely if ever appears in the area around the mouth. Im confused by this. Could I have the HSV-2 strand oraly?
Also, how soon should I start applying something to the bumps on my lips? What medication would you guys suggest I start with? Could there be complications if I apply the wrong type topical medication at the wrong time? If so, what?
I agree with Champ that it is more likely she had type 1 orally (I assume you kissed her, you could have got it this way) or genitally rather than type 2. Type 2 is indeed rare (though not impossible) orally.
I got symptoms of herpes the day after exposure, so I wouldn't have said the next day was too soon to be showing signs. For a lot of people it does take longer (up to 2 weeks), but not everyone.
Thanks for the response guys. Yeah, I'm thinking it's probably type 1 orally. However, I have not read that the HSV-1 gives the flu like symptoms. Basically, the next morning I saw the sore, and two days later I got the flu like symptoms. It felt just like a flu, but without the coughing, sore throat, or sneezing, and it was a 4 or 5 hour long blast. So, my question, are these type of symptoms typical for the type 1?
Also, what type of cream can I use on this thing? I will be visiting a doctor later this week, but I always try to go in with my own info before hand if possible.