Hi! So I was just diagnosed with HSV1 this week and it’s been really rough. First, I felt like I had the flu, I had a 103 fever, body aches, sore throat, swollen gums and then cold sores that started popping up inside my lips. Now it’s been almost 7 days into my first break out and the flu like symptoms are gone but the cold sores won’t stop popping out! I have about 7/8 sores on my chin area and another 5 across my lips and some inside my mouth on my tongue and cheeks. My gums are still swollen and my mouth hurts so bad I’ve only been able to eat smoothies for 6 days. How long does the first outbreak last and why do they keep popping up? What is going on? When can I get my face back?