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harleygirl8

seriously! still constant rash

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harleygirl8

I was diagnosed with genital HSV2 December 24/08. It's almost been a year. the primary outbreak I had 5 sores at the top of my butt crack. Ever since, I've had a bright red rash. Throughout this whole time, I've tried EVERYTHING to help. the most I can go is a couple days with a normal bum. I've never had another sore with my outbreaks.

sometimes if I use hydrocortisone creme it does help the rash go away. the intensity of redness has dwindled somewhat now. but it's still CONSTANTly there! WTF!? I take all kinds of vitamins every day, and now take 500 mg of valtrex 3 times a day. (have been for about 6 months now). WILL I EVER BE NORMAL AGAIN!?!?!?!?

I recently got into a serious relationship 3 months ago and we're very much in love. I told him before we had sex and he is understanding. We've been having sex this whole 3 months - sometimes with a condom, sometimes without (he hates condoms).

He luckily hasn't contracted it yet. though, I constantly worry. Also, he has oral HSV1, but hasn't had an outbreak in a very long time.

thoughts?

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Misty67

I'm having the same problem, but the rash is under my nose and on my chin. It has been there for 2 months, I'm also on anti-virals. I'm clueless as to what is going on.

Have you talked to your doctor? I'm thinking about making an appointment with a specialist, my GYN is great, but, he only knows so much about "H"

Glad you have found love!!!!

Sorry I couldn't be more help!:)

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ProudMom

I also have had constant irritation on my privates since before I was d/x'd with a blood test. Where would you find a "H" specialist? I just left my gyno's office with an estrogen cream, since I thought I was having an OB but she says it looks different, which is what I've been hearing for over a month now. I'm getting really frustrated!!

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Shayna

Hi Harleygirl8,

I'm wondering if the hydrocortisone cream isn't adding to the prolonged rash???... (if this rash is indeed hsv related). Cortisone cream doesn't mix well with hsv.

I would have it checked out again by your doc.

Good luck ;)

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harleygirl8

hydrocortisone creme

the hydrocortisone actually helps! why would it not 'mix' with herpes? (I refuse to believe that a virus knows what sunlight, or chocolate, or booze is - stress affecting the immune system, yes, but not sure about anything else.)

the rash flares up, I put the cream on at night, and usually by morning, it's mostly or totally cleared up! but during the day it can flare again.

or it could be a coincidence that it helps.

I have no clue anymore. damn ex boyfriend who didn't tell me he had it.

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Shayna

Cortisone and other steroidal medications can drastically weaken the immune system. Initially they can seem to work but the outbreak usually comes back with a vengeance, more severe and more frequent than before.

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Workoutgirl

I also have a constant rash in the butt area. I have no clue what the deal is. Have you found anything to help with it. It doesn't feel like an outbreak but is it contagious with the rash even when a condom is used. I get outbreaks all the time. I am trying a life style change to see if that helps. Please help very confused.

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