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    Hi, i had dental work done a few days ago.It is the first dental procedure I have ever had done.3 days later,I noticed a blister forming at the corner of my lips.assumed it was dry skin.it turned out to be a cold sore.I have never had it before,so it took me a while to notice the symptoms. Could I have caught this at the dentist? i.e from the equipments used etc
    I have been through periods where my immune system was low/severe stress etc.I have had all sorts but never a cold sore.
    This is my first time with this dental practice.I am now scared I could be infected with something more serious!

    Trauma can trigger coldsores so you could have already had hsv1 virus and the dental trauma (stretching your lips) etc just triggered it. Most people with the virus dont show symptoms/ever get coldsores with some there is a trigger like physical/mental stress etc.

    Many people actually carry the virus that causes the cold sore, most of the time it remains inactive, with most people only getting them once- a few times in their life when it becomes active. Factors such as stress or hormonal changes can cause the virus to become active. Hence why you got one after the dental treatment

    Herpes is a chronic condition.
    You may have contracted the virus which remained dormant but symptoms have triggered due to stress or a weakened immune system.
    You can get anti viral tablets to control the symptoms and multiplication of the virus.
    The virus however cannot be cured.

    Most dental equipment is sterile before use.

    Maybe visit your GP?

    Best of luck!
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