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Katanga27

little help please, so ITCHYYY

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Katanga27

So I had three original lesions with my first OB, healed within a week and was crusting, well two days ago about 5-8 vesicles popped up around each of the original lesions and its so God damn itchy its unbelieveable. My original OB was no where near as painful and itchy as right now. Does anyone have any treatments or something I could do to reduce the itchiness. Its at the bubbling clear fluid stage and i have tried icing it with a cold compress and drying it with saline. more and more keep popping up and its driving me nuts

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regret

its common for one to itch the first 6 mo of getting the virus, takingantivirals help to some degree, and sometimes i would put on anti itch cream, or take benedryl

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Katanga27

is it pretty normal to have a secondary infection right after the first? And second being much worse?

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Amalia

I read somewhere that it is common for the first outbreak to last around 2-3 weeks. Are you taking any anti-virals?

Epsom salts can help with pain and to speed up healing.

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Katanga27

i took a course of them for 5 days and the three sores improved to a scab, then after they scabbed i know have a boatload of new vesicles. Back to square one

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Amalia

It might be a good idea to get more meds to help with this outbreak. The sooner the better as I understand it.

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bobmck

Recognise the symptoms

Hi Katanga

I've had H a very long time (diagnosed in 86). After a while I began to realise that I there where little pre-OB symptoms. Mine was increased sensitivity around the area where the blister eventually appeared from. I learned that if I applied an antiviral cream as soon as the symptoms appeared it would greatly reduce the severity of the outbreak.

Hope this helps

Bob:wavey:

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Katanga27

Thanks a lot Bob, I was under the impression that once it scabbed the virus has gone back into the nerves. But just as soon as i got relief bamm vesicles everywhere. Must have been something I drank, was derinking rum redbull all night and went home after and saw them all. Tried a sitz bath today which took away a lot of the itchiness and also some lysine i started today. I wanna try to stay away from retrovirals as much as I can.

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zippy46

I feel for you! The itching drove me nuts as well. It's just miserable. Benedryl helped a bit for me (or at least helped me sleep through the worst of it at night), but other than that, it was just time. I used Tucks wipes, and I think the cold from that helped some.

Good luck!

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rener3842

Something that helped my itching...

I have horrible outbreaks all the time and the worst part for me is the itching. After a day of pain i just couldn't take it anymore and went into the doctor in tears. I had previously been given Valtrex but needed something to help stop the itching and pain. My doctor gave me a prescription for Lidocaine. It's just a numbing gel that you apply right to the sores. It doesn't hurt when you put it on or anything and within a couople seconds it numbs the blisters and actually lasts a couple hours! So just a suggestion next time you go into your doctor it might not hurt to ask about it! Good luck!

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Thanks a lot Bob, I was under the impression that once it scabbed the virus has gone back into the nerves. But just as soon as i got relief bamm vesicles everywhere. Must have been something I drank, was derinking rum redbull all night and went home after and saw them all.

Rum Redbull?

Holy crap on a cracker!

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postivelove30

stopped the itch!

Hey guys - So last night was the first night I was able to sleep and didnt wanna scratch my lady parts off. I took 1.5 benedryl and made a mixture of baking soda and water (into a paste) and applied it all over down there. WARNING: All my sores are healed up - Ive heard if you do this with open wounds it will burn like hell. But if your outbreak appears to be over but the itch is killing you, maybe try that...

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