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Hope8559

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Hope8559

I have had an "ulceration" in the opening to my vagina for FIVE WEEKS now (genital hsv-1). It does look like it's slowly clearing up, and I've read that some obs can last six weeks...but seriously, is this normal???? Can stress keep it around this long?

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alittlenothing

Well, I've had open sores on my labia for six weeks. I think it lasted so long due to physical stress--no air-conditioning in a South Carolina summer, not eating much/terrible diet, no exercise because it was too goddamn hot out. It can happen.

Are you taking anti-virals or anything to boost your immune system? I started eating a clove of garlic a day towards the end of my outbreak. It got noticeably better after a couple of days and was over within a week..

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Hope8559

Thanks alittlenothing

Well, I've had open sores on my labia for six weeks. I think it lasted so long due to physical stress--no air-conditioning in a South Carolina summer, not eating much/terrible diet, no exercise because it was too goddamn hot out. It can happen.

Are you taking anti-virals or anything to boost your immune system? I started eating a clove of garlic a day towards the end of my outbreak. It got noticeably better after a couple of days and was over within a week..

Six weeks, wow...I'm almost there, and I think my reasons are like yours. Lots of stress, very little food/bad diet, very little sleep, no exercise, hot fall days. Huh, that explains it.

I thought that since I had taken Acyclovir for 10 days really early on in my outbreak it would be gone by now. And I've been done with the medication for almost three weeks. Ack.

Garlic? I will try that. I'm trying to eat better and hoping that will help things out. Thanks for the advice. :)

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alittlenothing

Anytime! If you don't like garlic, you could also eat avocados, take a vitamin C supplement/eat oranges, take echinacea capsules..

It is surprising that taking medication for so long didn't help..on a semi-related note, when my friend was diagnosed with genital herpes the people at the health department told him that taking medication after an outbreak had started would do no good. Then I sent a care package to my boyfriend after infecting him which included the little bit of acyclovir I had left over. He took it and his terrible first outbreak was over within a day or two.

Good luck and I hope you feel better soon!

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