Hi - last week I discovered what I initially thought was a pimple on my labia...not knowing much about herpes I had examined it with my hands & I am sure touch other parts of my body down there in the process. I have a new partner & the area was bugging me more than a pimple would & I went to the doctor on Saturday. It was only 1 scabbed over area at the time & the doctor did not think it was herpes. He took swabs & advised that I use Neosporin. Well doing that must have back fired because after rubbing neosporin on the area on Sat, I woke up Sunday with 5 small blisters & it is obvious that I have the big H. I have always been safe with condoms, but am pretty certain this came from oral sex I have been reading a lot of information on it now & am completely freaked that I can be transferring it from skin to skin contact. I'm freaked out that it is on my hands & that I can't touch any part of my face. After talking to my new partner I found out that he gets cold sores. I don't know if I am just psyching myself out, but sometimes I feel like my face is a little itchy & I am afraid to touch it. I'm washing my hands like every five minutes, and when my face itches using any surface of clothing to scratch it so I don't make any skin contact. I am just so freaked out. It's bad enough that I have a ton of painful sores downtown...I could not deal with having an outbreak around my face, which I have to admit given the circumstances is probably a high reality I don't know what to do. I recalled my doctor today & told him what happened yesterday & have started on medication. I bought every recommended supplement & have even put ice & tea bags on the itchy areas of my face. This all seems like some bad dream I can't wake up from & I feel like I am floating above my life instead of living in it. Does anyone have any recommendations on how to deal? I can't tell if I am being paranoid about my face feeling itchy. How am I supposed to scratch it?