Thanks for your reply. Also, I am so skeptical and scared of acquiring herpes that, last year I had taken two tests from different labs and both came negative. Even then, I do not kiss anyone, not even my husband. I do not drink from anyone's glass. I do not use the glasses at restaurants or their straws. Am I worrying too much?I also need some clarifications regarding my dry lips. I have attached a few pictures of my lips. Could you please let me know if it is fine. Sometimes, it is flaky and dry. Please suggest some lip balm I can use on a regular basis. I have sensitive and oily skin.Also, please suggest some mild toothpaste as brushing causes the lips to become red. In the case of over-drying of lips, I sometimes apply Hydrocortisone acetate cream on my lips and wash it off after an hour. It seems to give me good results, but is it safe?