I just purchased another round of questions to follow up with.
If you recall above, I was kissed on the cheek by a woman who had a healing cold sore. There were no visible cuts or abrasions on my check, and when I got to my car 10 minutes later, I applied hand santitizer to my cheek for insurance. This was January 22. Nothing happened.
Four days ago, on Tuesday, I went on a date which ended in a very long and passionate kiss. This woman had no visible signs or symptoms of anything.
Friday morning I began noticing a little redness on my upper lip –– right where the lip and skin meet. There was no sensation, it was just slightly raised and red. I so I assumed it was a pimple.
This afternoon, 24 hours later, the red bump is still there, perhaps a little more pronounced. There is still no sensation, unless I touch it, and appears to have a head, much like a pimple. What concerns me is that I never, ever get pimples here. I am concerned it is the beginning of a cold sore.
If this were the beginning of a sore, how quickly would it form, blister, and pop? I have another date with the girl from Tuesday this evening and am mortified about the possibilty of passing something to her.
I feel fine, maybe a little run down, but not experiencing flu like symptoms, itchiness, tingling, or any of that, so at what point can I stop worrying about this?