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  1. Hello, I found this website when trying to figure out if a rash I have is herpes or not. The reason herpes came to mind is that my boyfriend got "diagnosed" with genital herpes last summer. The reason I put it in quotation marks is that there was no swab taken. He described a mild rash to a nurse who ensured him it was herpes, and didn't even want to take a look at his genitals. He convinced her to look and she took a quick glance and said again that it was "hsv type 2." So just a very unprofessional response, based on little evidence. She gave him a short course of antiviral and that rash q
  2. I had unprotected sex November 16th 2019. I tested positive for HSV2 on December 10th >5 (igg) , retested December 14 and now stated >13.80 (igg quest). Today is December 16th and I have yet to have any symptoms or lesions anywhere. HOWEVER, a Week later after exposure I had a sore throat to where drinking and swallowing was very painful for about a week. I know she Has HSV2 because she told me (deceivingly too late) and I understand HSV2 is rare in the throat but could this be my case? I hope so. No initial OB on my genitals in 30 days since exposure with no medications.
  3. Does anybody have any suggestions on how you deal with pain at work or when you are out? I have hsv2 I am in the beginning of a break out this one is bad. I can’t really afford to call in so if anybody has any tips I would greatly appreciate it! Thanks.
  4. I haven't had any cold sores or herpes looking blister appear on my mouth. However, Ive been getting better a lot of pimples due to the heat and sweat while I sleep (hot country). the other day I was sitting down and relaxing when I suddenly felt a strong tingling feeling over the left corner on my lip. It wasn't on the lil but in the space over it. The feeling lasted maybe thirty minutes or longer but in that span of time that area went from clear to a singular, pimple. The next day it was a white head with a dark center. It was not in a cluster, but another singular pimple appeared ove
  5. Ive have GHSV1 for two years and have not experienced an OB since my first initial one.. except for now i think. I was very stressed and worrisome, which caused me to get itchy down there, and now everytime i wipe i feel like there are blisters, but when i look there are none! im so confused and not sure if its just my mind trying to trick me, but i can sometimes feel them when i am sitting down, it feels like pins and needles.. has anyone else experienced this?? i dont know what to do! im trying to not think about it and 'think' my way out of this outbreak
  6. Charla

    Two outbreaks

    Recently had my first big outbreak (I had a scare of what I thought could have been one last month but even though I got swabbed asap tested it came back negative). After about a week into the outbreak on my genitals I then had an oral outbreak (never had a cold sore before at least to my awareness). While I am on antivirals (taken the day the cold sore showed and the genitals have started clearing this oral one just seems to be getting worse. The nurse said it was likely HSV-2 but I am still waiting for my results. Does anyone have any recommendations on how to cope with this oral outbreak? I
  7. Hi I'm losing more hair than usual and not on any suppressive meds. Was wondering if anyone else experienced this hsv2 diagnosis or even hsv1 diagnoses If so how did you solve the problem? Thank you.
  8. I just being diagnosed with hsv-1 (oral) and experience my first outbreak. What worry me is that i am on my early stage of pregnancy, is there any risk i transmit the virus to my baby in the uterus? Since I never had any outbreak before and this is the 1st time I've been tested positive with hsv-1. Anyone could help me deal with this, Im so worry, I really want to make sure my baby is delivered safe and healthy
  9. Approximately 5 years ago a girl gave me a peck on the lips, I wiped my lips off. The next morning I woke up with a painful rash all over my top lip that dried up and resulted in chapped lips, where the skin died and regenerated. No pus or obvious cold sore. I have had this same outbreak approximately once a year in the same place except for this year where I have had it almost continuously, I have been very stressed. I went to the doctor who says it isn't cold sores (I have to wait 2 weeks for a blood test), however I have found someone ( To those with oral HSV2 only by Penumb
  10. Hey everyone! I've seen a various posts across various forums regarding disclosing (or not) and have seen a bit of a trend in people thinking that it's 'hard to pass' with one encounter (lol) condoms make it impossible to pass, blah blah blah. So let's just try to compile some short & sweet answers to some basic H transmissions stories and questions...Could be helpful in many ways to lots of people! 1. Did your giver: show symptoms / asymptomatic / disclose H to you? 2. Protected or unprotected? Oral/vaginal/anal? 3. How many encountrs with giver? (time frame of enco
  11. This is my second outbreak in more than four years apart from the first. Or at least that the symptoms are noticeable enough. The first time I was prescribed acyclovir but this time I was prescribed valacyclovir (generic for valtrex). I'm on my third pill and just developed a mild reddish rash not itchy in my forearms. Has anyone experienced something like this?
  12. if i have genital AND hvs2 and I am at the tail of a very small outbreak, can I make someone who already has genital hsv2 have an outbreak too?
  13. To give a summary: My last sexual encounter besides my current girlfriend of a few months was at Christmas (unprotected oral and genital) with a female. In May I had for the first time a flare up in my genital area (penis on the side and at the base and on scrotum), where the skin was itchy and red and my penis was sore with a singular tiny red spot on the shaft . These symptoms lasted 4 weeks at which time I tried using cream and tablets for thrush as that was what my GP thought it was which didnt work. I showed pictures to a lady at the gum glinic after I managed to get an appointm
  14. Read so many herpster recommend this natural supplement for herpes. Tried it for 3 days, then suddenly I’ve got major outbreak.. thigh.. buttocks.. labia..perineum... it’s everywhere,.. Normally my outbreak were always mild/ 1/2 blisters at the same location.. now it’s spreading all over below my waist part. oh God.. I wanna commit suicide right now..,
  15. during August 2017 I had an outbreak of scabs all over my legs they were red and very itchy the scabs did not appear anywhere else on my body and mostly formed on my lower legs, the scabs started out at little red bumps but did not look like blisters, the scabs lasted for about a month and haven’t appeared since then is this a symptom of herpes? The picture of the scabs is the background picture of my profile I’m not sure how to upload it on here
  16. Do we know the way the virus works with regards to it's schedule of waxing and waning in outbreaks? is there generally a longer dormancy period after the first outbreak? Like i just had my first painful genital outbreak mid February that lasted for ~2 weeks. Is there a usual pattern of dormancy of let's say a week or two?
  17. Brazilian waxes are bullsh

    How do y'all go about calling out of work during OB

    This might sound a little amateur. But I woke up with my OB worse than it was last night. I have work then class then work. I tried just calling out of the first shift figuring I'll have a better chance of feeling better later and have some time for my doctor to get back to me. But they weren't having it. I'm only a server at a chilis. Not a congress woman.
  18. Is this even herpes or am I dying lol.
  19. Hey all, Hope you’ve had a great start to the year. I’m not too great! After suffering from catching a travel bug which caused me to have a weakened immune system resulting in a start of an OB. I’m currently abroad in Indonesia and won’t be leaving for another 6 weeks. I’ve been trying to build up my immune system again but I feel as if my OB is going to get worse and now my anxiety is starting to kick in. I have found two open sores and have been keeping the area clean and applying Tea Tree Oil to the lesions to keep it disinfected. Back home during previous OB’s I’ve taken Aci
  20. LalaJade

    Outbreak EVERY time I have sex

    I am at wits end. Everytime i have sex I get a ghsv1 ob the following day. I have been Valacyclovir 1g for over four months and still this is happening. I have graves disease (a type of hyperthyroidism) and after having my thyroid destroyed it stopped for about a month but now they are back weekly like clockwork. I have tried to cut down on stress, exercise, taking lysine daily. My Dr says there's nothing else I can do apart from live with it. Any ideas?
  21. Concernedteen

    Not sure if rectal herpes

    Hey everyone, Hopefully someone can give me advice. I’m a gay bottom (receptive) and hooked up on the 22nd of February (currently the 5th of March.) during sex, no condom was used, and the guy swore that he got tested regularly, and never had any STI’s. Thursday night (March 1st) I started noticing some pain when I was walking, around my rectal area. The area was really moist, and I had started going to the gym a lot that previous week and doing a lot of stair-stepper workouts, so I thought it was chafing or a rash associated with that. But the more I looked at pictures of rashes, I’m co
  22. 24/f I was diagnosed late 2016 and have had several less intense break outs since the first but still horrible nonetheless. I have missed work a couple times and I am worried that at this rate I'm going to lose my job. The anti-viral and ibuprofen regimen helps a little but I am still struggling with ob symptoms (flu-like, watery discharge, odor, diarrhea, upset stomach, nerve pain, cramps, the works..). I have read that things like period, illness and stress can cause a flare up and I work an insanely stressful job. Any and all advice is welcome!
  23. Hi All, I was diagnosed with HSV-2 Herpes 8 months ago and it's been a roller coaster ride. I've learned to accept it, and have been trying to maintain a positive outlook on my situation and life. However, I constantly having reoccurring outbreaks. I'm talking about every week. Once an outbreak clears up, another follows shortly after. For the most part they are mild, but I can definitely see sores and bumps in the same areas, and automatically know it's another outbreak. I am currently talking Valtrex daily. I also take Vitamin C, Echinacea, Lysine, and Garlic pills daily. I excerci
  24. At the end of October, I tested positive for herpes without any symptoms (combined test) - I was pretty devasted. My only sexual partner of the year was on October 3rd, so I figured it was him. I got my first outbreak on December 29th after shaving. I get ingrown hairs a lot, but these looks like raised bumps, kinda big, filled with white/yellow puss. They soon scabbed over but as they were healing is seems another wave of sores are forming, I noticed some new ones today. I got tested for HSV 1 and 2 on January 10th, both came back negative. Also, I've been on antivirals since my outbreak star
  25. Hi all. Noticed I am getting itchy, pain on my butt cheeks. Both cheeks. I thought outbreaks were one sided? So if that's the case is this something else? I put lotion and some powdered litrimin. Powder on my butt yesterday after working out (biking/rowing machine). Or is this just howy outbreaks are? I never got a real outbreak but am blood test hsv1 pos. Found out after oral sex but she didn't go near my butt with her mouth. Can someone comment are outbreaks one sided or can they be on both? Any one have experience with an outbreak on the butt
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