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madison007

a year and 6 tests later...

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madison007

i'm still negative...both hsv 1 and 2 were <.91

i'm done worrying about this crap...they still don't know what's causing the itching and tingling but i've so over worrying about this shit.

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b1witurself

did u have culture tests as well???

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madison007

no, i never had any open sores...just tiny pimples that were from shaving but i did have molluscum contagiosum which is why the doctor initially diagnosed me as having herpes.

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mommaof2

Do you still have the MC? It is common in kids and both of my kids had it all over their arms and back. When my son had it on his arms it caused eczema and itched like crazy. We put Aquaphor ointment on it at night after bathtime and it soothed the skin. Even though the MC is gone (we figured out we could pop the little pimples, and once you got the head out...the virus...they went away) he will still get the itchies sometimes. The skin does not look irratated or anything but he still says it itches. Maybe that is why your itching. Good luck!!

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