I recently started working out and notice I get the tingling feeling like if an outbreak is about to happen. Only when I workout :/ it’s also not extreme work outs. Does this happen to anyone else? If so, what do you take or do when this happens.
Hello! I was just diagnosed with hsv-1 and my brain is a mess. So what happened: last week I got super sick and tested positive for strep but it wasn’t getting better. I could barely swallow water and had a 101 fever. Then a cold sore appeared on my bottom lip on Monday. I got it swabbed and came back hsv1 positive. I am currently on valtrex and have been using abreva + cold sore patch. Does anyone have any recommendations on how to heal the sore faster? Also what are the stages? Is it supposed to pop before it crusts over? I havent been touching it like at all and have been super careful around my housemates. I just have to see my whole family for the holidays and I am so scared to be judged. Any suggestions, advice, comments would be really appreciated ❤️
How much of a difference does Valacyclovir make for herpes simplex symptoms and outbreaks? I haven't been taking it long enough to know but would like to know what to expect. I've only ever had 2 outbreaks before taking the medicine, both were about a week of flu like symptoms and 2 weeks of sores and painful urination.
i was just diagnosed with HSV about a week ago now and i’m almost out of the first outbreak which is good and all but now i’ve gotta get over the emotional hurdles that come with the stigma of it. how do i even start to go about that?
i guess i’m mostly here to find out better ways to manage HSV and prevent outbreaks. i also want to know how i can best protect my current partner who so far as tested negative.
I tested positive for hsv2 last week. I've never had an outbreak or symptoms of any kind. my partner also tested positive last week and he also has never had an outbreak or symptoms of any kind. I've been given a lot of conflicting info and I'm worried about accidental exposure to my kid. obviously it can spread with or without an active sore right? how else would we both have it when we didn't have it 2 years ago? does anyone know the stats or risk levels really? it feels like no one actually knows anything about hsv2 with certainty.
hello everyone I was diagnosed with herpes type 2 in 2015 and it's been a HUGE struggle the last few years I noticed when ever I dont have my meds I start getting really anxious and nervous and feeling a outbreak coming on and the more I worry the worse it gets has anyone else ever experienced this same issue with hsv-2 or hsv-1
How long does it take before you have fewer breakouts?
Can I still have kids while I genital herpes? or would I need to have a c-section?
yall. I was diagnosed in 2018 & was asymptomatic until this year. I've had this current breakout for 2 months. I've been on Acyclovir for 4 days now and it's barely going away. is this normal? my dr made it sound like 7 days maximum and if it went away before then to stop taking it but I feel like one week isn't going to be sufficient???
how do you know which treatment or medication works best. I've been searching treatments that could work. but my friend just let me know that everything I was taking was probably making it worse. is it best to go the doctor prescription way or the home remedies way.
Okay y'all, so I got a cold sore about a month ago and tried to nuke it with everything I had in my arsenal. (Abreva, Valtrex & the Blistex "alchohol" tube things) The blister went away after the usual week or two but now I have a red rash or spot where it was and it sometimes still itches. Now idk if it's still there and I should continue to treat it or if it's just dry skin because I have really dry skin. I'm scared to touch it and I just don't want to worry about it anymore. Does anyone have any advice on what I might be able to do? I also use Abreva a few times a week and take a dose of Valtrex periodically but it's still there.
Does anyone else ever feel like they have paper cuts on their genitals randomly but that's about it?
Are my symptoms related to my condition? I take medication for herpes and feel it's under control but I will still randomly get what feels like little paper cuts on my labia and anus. An OB once told me it's normal but I would love to hear that a solution exists. It would make sex a lot more fun that's for sure.
Detaching from the social stigma is the most important thing with healing in this diagnosis. Acceptance is next.. if you are struggling it gets better with time 💕
Hello I am interested to see how the herpes out breaks affect you?
Does anyone take anything else besides medicine to help get rid of outbreaks ? Natural quick remedies? Thank you in advance.
so, i have HSV-1 (oral herpes) on my genitals. i know it’s weird but my boyfriend gets cold sores and gave it to me through oral sex. when i take a blood test it only shows up as oral herpes, so i was just curious is this something i should inform future sexual partners? i haven’t had an outbreak since the initial contraction of the virus.
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