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So i am new to this whole situation but i am very strong emotionally and have accepted my condition and learned everything i could about it but the one thing i cannot find out is how to stop the itch??? any suggestions???

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You might try this product ... I took this quote off some random posting site on the internet:

"I just saw online that there is a new approved topical spray for genital herpes that will be sold in pharmacies starting in mid-May (first in CVS then Rite Aid). It is called "Fast-Results Genital Herpes Treatment," made by Merix. You won't need a prescription. It says it helps heal sores and quickly relieves the pain, itching, and burning.


And I don't know if this is a Merix site but:


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You may want to try desitin... I'm just now at the end of my first ob and it seems to really help with the irritation. I swear if I have another outbreak like this one I'll cry it was so awful. I thought I had a yeast infection so I waited for treatment and it got so bad my dr gave me oxycodone. I just finished with my antiviral meds today and I only have a three bumps left to heal. I can't wait til I can make love to my fiance again! This has been 2 weeks of absolute hell!

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Ok i will try both of those ideas cuz nothing i have tried has helped so far. This is my first ob as well and it started awhile back with just one bump but i did not know what it was so to help the itch i was putting hydracortisone cream on it and well it just made it spread until now and it is a really bad ob. It has been over a month and i have been through 2 weekly doses of valtrex and it is just now starting to scab but the itch is still tearing me apart

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I've heard that using steroids (like hydrocortisone) can make outbreaks worse, so you definitely might want to avoid that in the future.

A lot of folks report Epsom Salt baths can help, as can numbing creams containing an ingredient like lidocaine/xylocaine (one of the -caines).

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    • WilsoInAus
      Hi @Throwaway765 yes that all makes sense and you’ve pretty well reached the right conclusions except for a very significant fact!! You are right, receiving genital HSV-2 from oral sex is unheard of, just not feasible given how people have it and whether it actually sheds in infectious quantities or not. Safely rule this out. Now HSV-1; once you have this as you do orally, you have immunity against infection anywhere else on the body, it is also not feasible.  The symptoms you describe are also not related to herpes in the absence of lesions.
    • NewInNebr
      Newly diagnosed, looking for people to connect with in Nebraska, Lincoln even better 
    • Throwaway765
      Thanks for your response! I received unprotected oral 10 weeks ago and immediately after had stinging in my glans and weird nerve pain. I am positive for HSV1 due to cold sores I got as a child, but as recent as 9 weeks after this exposure have tested negative for HSV2.    im nervous that I may have acquired hsv1 again on my genitals since HSV2 is rarely acquired from oral sex and doesn’t shed hardly at all, but haven’t seen any sores yet. Just weird symptoms and this started recently in my buttcrack when I was taking antibiotics.   Any advice or perspective would be greatly appreciated. @WilsoInAus
    • WilsoInAus
      Hi @Throwaway765 and welcome. There is absolutely no concern over this being related to herpes. Something must be concerning you as to the possibility of herpes… what is it? 
    • Throwaway765
      @CHTany thoughts? Thanks!
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