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Do I have oral herpes?

So about a little more than a week ago, I noticed the right side of my face, right around my jaw was really hurting and throbbing. I ended up going to the dentist who told me my gums looked swollen on that side of my mouth, and said it's just a gum infection and that a piece of food probably got under my him. So he prescribed me an antibiotic. Around the same time, I noticed a weird red bump show up on the same area on my face, on my jawline. I thought it was just a really sore pimple. Well it kept getting worse so I went to the dermatologist who said it's either a virus (herpes) or bacterial infection but I haven't gotten the test results back yet. I'm freaking out because I've been with my boyfriend for 3 years and so if it is herpes, I have no idea how I got it. I'm hoping maybe it's shingles because I think that's not sexually transmitted. I will post a pic of it when it first showed up to now. Thanks for your help!

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