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Reality TV star and influencer Deelishis has a question for her fans. The former Flavor of Love contestant took to Instagram on Wednesday (Feb. 19) and asked her fans if she had herpes or not.

“So, I got a cold sore. I know gross,” Deelishis said at the beginning of her video while shaking her head. “Not in my mouth but, my nose.”

Deelishis pointed to one of her nostrils with her nail in an attempt to better show her sore in the camera. “I’ve been getting these for at least a decade now,” she continued.

Snoop Dogg and Flavor of Love contestants

BURBANK, CA – JULY 22: Rapper Snoop Dogg (2nd from Left) poses with the “Flavor of Love Girls: Charm School” contestants (L-R) Becky “Buckwild” Johnston, former contestand Deelishis, Larissa “Bootz” Aurora, Shay “Buckeey” Johnson and Leilene “Smiley” Ondrade as they arrive at the Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav at Warner Bros. Studio Lot, Stage 23 on July 22, 2007 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

“I got my first one in like my early thirties, and I was like,’ What in the heck is this sensation I’m feeling?'”

Deelishis then began to explain that she used to always get an “itching” sensation on her lips. She described it as “dark, itchy, and rashy.”

“It was red. It was the worst. I didn’t know what it was,” Deelishis explained before sharing that her grandmother previously told her, “You got herpes.”

Deelishis with Quavo and Offset of the Migos

DETROIT, MI – NOVEMBER 29: Rapper Offest (L), radio personality Deelishis, and rapper Quavo (C) pose with guests at the H.O.M.E. by Martell event on November 29, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images for Martell)

The reality star then said that she told her boyfriend Raymond Santana about it and he told her that she has it but he doesn’t.

However, she tried to explain to him that if she has it and he’s been kissing her that he might have it too.

“A cold sore isn’t herpes,” Santana told her before she told him that she was told that it is. “So, here’s my question,’ Is a cold sore herpes,” Deelishish asked her 3.3 million followers in the video.

“And if it’s on my nose, is it contagious?” Tons of her fans responded in the comment section. “Registered Nurse with a Bachelor’s in the Science of Nursing currently finishing up my Master’s Degree Studies.  Now, that I got that out the [way]  It is a form of herpes contracted through the saliva which means don’t share food, drinks nor kisses during the outbreak,” one fan replied.

“Since you’ve experienced it for a decade, it is a chronic condition you may continue to have the remainder of your life. I would suggest that you speak with your PCP regarding a topical to help with the outbreaks since it is a chronic condition for you.”

“Yes it’s HSV 1 and if you perform oral sex it turns into HSV2 (genital) it’s very common and very contagious,” another one of Deelishis’ followers said.

Another fan replied,” 80% [of] people have 1 or 2 so it’s not a big deal. You so fine folks might want it lol.”


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Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan.