I kissed someone for the first time in a year and was left in a devastating state | The Sun
WE all have to kiss a few frogs before we find our charming.
But one woman has now revealed how she was left in a 'devastating state' after kissing someone for the first time in a year.
The Covid pandemic meant that dating was put on hold for many people.
That also meant no snogging, after governments advised people to abstain from physical contact from those outside your household.
One TikToker, under the name, @Camiillaguldborg shared a heart-breaking clip of her ordeal.
Through the video, you can hear the young woman crying.
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She captioned the pictures: "When the first guy you kiss in a year gives you herpes."
The images show her with painful sores around her mouth, with marks also on her hands and arms.
In the comments section of the video, she explained: "This is a very severe first outbreak of HSV-1, it don’t look like this in every case.
"The other person didn’t know he had it.
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"And the rash on my arm is hives from my medicine not herpes."
The clip has had over 8.1million views and prompted many to say they 'wouldn't kiss' anyone again.
Many people have herpes simplex virus illness as children and others won't even know they have it, making it easy to pass on to others.
Herpes, which is the rash around Camilla's mouth, is one of the causes of HSV-1.
It can trigger painful blisters and is spread by skin-to-skin contact – during vaginal, oral or anal sex – or even just a kiss.
There are two types of herpes – HSV 1 and HSV 2 – which enter the body through the moist skin of the mouth, penis, vagina and rectum.
Both types can cause cold sores on the mouth, genital herpes, whitlows (small abscesses) on the fingers and hands.
Herpes is a chronic condition as it can become active after years of lying dormant in the body.
The average outbreak rate is four to five times in the first two years of infection and less frequently afterwards.
What are the symptoms of herpes?
When it comes to herpes associated with cold sores, symptoms include:
- swollen and irritated gums with small, painful sores in and around the mouth
- sore throat and swollen glands
- producing more saliva than normal
- high temperature
- feeling sick (nausea)
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Symptoms of genital herpes include:
- small blisters that burst to leave red, open sores around your genitals, rectum, thighs and buttocks
- blisters and ulcers on the cervix in women
- vaginal discharge in women
- pain when you pass urine
- a general feeling of being unwell and flu-like symptoms
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