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Hi, I'm new here. Im 22, and just had my first OB. Knew there was a possibility from my partner, but he'd never been tested, never had a break out. (his previous partner like, 2+ years ago, didnt tell him until a year in, when she had a OB. crappy right?) just tryin to figure this all out though.. he warned me up front, and we've been careful for 5 mos. but not careful enough right? first OB's suck so bad, I've had swollen lymph nodes, flu symptoms etc, the whole 9 yards. i got medicine to clear it up.. but day 3 and no improvement. anyone know how long before it'll heal up?

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Hello and welcome!!

Sorry about your bad OB. First OB's are suppose to be the worse and can last up to 14 days. Your meds should start working soon! take care of yourself and get alot of rest!!

Education is a great too! and this is a wonderful site!!

Hang in there and good luck!

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sun seeker

Hi There

A severe OB can last up to 3 weeks, i find that a warm salt bath soothes the pain and speeds recovery.

Ive heard that peroxide is very effective too.

Meds can be expensive so sometimes finding more natural ways to cope with OBs is a good idea.

Education is key to managing and coping with this virus and theres some good links to the right of this page and lots of good information on the message board...

Good luck...

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