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I'm looking to get some advice on how soon I get get tested

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I'm looking to get some advice on how soon I get get tested for oral herpes as I'm a chronic worrier and want to get tested to be safe I don't have any current out breaks but I have tingling in the corners of my mouth/lips and I have a dry mouth does that sound like possible herpes symtoms
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Medical
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
have little bit of an annoyance when swill owing and a white tongue .
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Swolowing *
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

I am sorry you are having all of this anxiety.

your tingling sensations and dry mouth could all be due to your anxiety symptoms

you can get testing at any point and check for antibodies to the herpes virus

your doctor can do this blood test for you at any point in time

your symptoms are not a sign of herpes syndrome. you most likely won't get an outbreak.

best to keep up your immune system to prevent herpes outbreaks

let me know if you have questions.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
What are the symtoms of herpes before an out break happens ?
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Or are there none until a break out ?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

most people don't have any symptoms until they have an oral cold sore or fever blister.

these are very common in the US and UK population and not life threatening viral infections.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Thanks very much for ur information I can become calm and not worried that I have herpes . I'm going to go to my local sexual health clinic just to be safe .the tingling feeling in the corners of my lips/mouth isint a sign and is an anxiety symtom ?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

yes, these are anxiety symptpoms

so is dry mouth and white tongue can come from anxiety as well.

dry to drink more water and dry to decrease your anxiety symtpoms

deep breathing exercises can help

regular exercise and stretching and yoga can help as well.

let me know if you have other questions.

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
How long can I expect to wait before the tingling goes away ?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

if your anxiety symptoms are severe, you may have these symptoms for a while until you get your anxiety symptoms better treated.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I'm feeling bit lass panicked . Can dry lips also be caused by dry mouth and anxiety ?
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I appoligise for all the questions you being incredibly helpful and patient
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

yes, dry lips can be caused by dry mouth and anxiety.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Thanks so much you have put me at rest till I can get a test .
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

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