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Length of time for first OB??

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vegan1

Its been roughly 2 whole weeks that I've been experiencing my first OB and I still dont feel completely *normal* down there. That is to say, Im still getting sores now, but they seem to be maturing or healing alot faster now...and theres no pain, just itchiness.

I've been on Valtrex 1g twice a day for the past 10 days and take 2 salt baths per day....

its helped a great deal but I still feel itchy.

and for every 2 sores that heal, 2 more pop up to replace them but they heal within hours or making their appearance.

Last night I itched so bad, I drank a few glasses of wine to knock myself out, just so I could get some sleep!

Is this completely normal while my body is building up antibodies? And how much longer must i wait to begin feeling completely normal?

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SpaceGoat

My first OB lasted about 10 days. I was 4 days in before I saw the doctor. Once I had the Valtrex & Zoviraz I started getting better right away. I'd say within 14 days everything was back to normal.

I found out I've had this for many years, this was just the first OB though.

Hope you feel better soon! Did they give you any type of cream?

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vegan1

Hi spacegoat,

yeah they gave me a px for 15 Zovirax cream which I've only used 1 time. Guess I should use it more often and see if it helps some...

Im going to give it a little more time and pray everything goes back to normal really soon so I can work again.

thankyou so much for responding

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justmyself

I started using 100% aloe gel for the itching and pain. It seems to help.

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Hi spacegoat,

yeah they gave me a px for 15 Zovirax cream which I've only used 1 time. Guess I should use it more often and see if it helps some...

Im going to give it a little more time and pray everything goes back to normal really soon so I can work again.

thankyou so much for responding

I used the Zovirax 5 times a day, which is what I was told to do. The tube said for 5 times a day for 4 days, so I stopped then.. but seriously, 5 times a day seemed like I was doing it every time I turned around.

I hope you feel better soon.

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