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Hi Guys, I am sure that this has been covered somewhere in the forums but I can't seem to find an answer. I thought I'd reach out to you and ask about what's the best way of tackling gHSV-2 OBs that occur on your penis. My OBs occur just below the head of my penis near the foreskin. When I get an OB I immediately start to take Acyclovir . Other than that Epsom Salt baths seem to help relieve the symptoms. I have has 12-15 OBs in the last two years and some of them are beginning to leave scars on my penis. This is highly distressing as I am only 32 and when I begin to think about how my penis will look like in 20 years I get terrified. Is there anything I can do to minimise this while I get an OB? Is there anything that has helped you? Ointments? Tea Tree Oil? Post OB creams? I am a bit scared of experimenting with various products on such a sensitive area. Thank you in advance for your help - I truly truly appreciate it. James.
Hiya, I just wanted to firstly say how relieved I am that I found this community. The work you all have put in over the years is so impressive and you have collectively created an incredible resource. THANK YOU! I was wondering if I could reach out to all of you and ask for some help. I have been recently diagnosed with gHSV-2 but my first OB was two years ago. Each OB after the initial one took place while I was travelling and I could never get to a Dr in time for a definitive test. In a a way I am now relieved because at least I know with certainty what I have. In the last two years I have had at least 12-15 OBs. From what I have been reading on this forum my OBs are mild and not too painful. Having said that they are a major cause of stress for me. They usually occur between the head of my penis and the foreskin but recently I have started developing OBs on my upper thigh/below my butt. Now that you have read my longwinded backstory I will cut to the chase ;-) I am scheduled to see my Dr in London to talk about the choices I have going forward. I am seriously considering a suppression therapy because even though my OBs are "mild" and painless they do last for many weeks. With so many outbreaks a year I am hoping that a suppression therapy will minimise the stress I go through and make the OBs less frequent. What do you think is the "best" suppression therapy available out there? I usually take Acyclovir during OBs and that seems to be working well. I just wanted to hear your thoughts on a possible long term suppression therapy and the side effects it might have. Is there a preferred and proven medication I should discuss with my Dr? I apologise in advance for the probably redundant post and than you in advance for reading this and pointing me in the right direction on the forums. Cheers James.