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Nighttime itching

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trying2staypositive

I was diagnosed (genital) in Oct 10 and have had 2 OB. Every single night I have this uncontrollable itching without any other symptoms of an OB. Is this normal? Or what is going on?

My first OB was like that with a lot of itching but there were 2 small bumps as well that eventually turned into a blister or open sore. That is when I was diagnosed.

The second OB was one small bump in a slightly different area and it went away as soon as I started meds.

It is not the type associated with yeast infection or any other as it is on the outside of vagina. It seems to be located at the two sites of OB though so it obviously is connected with HSV.

Still the itching continues...any incite would be appreciated. :confused:

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dinki

I get that a lot too and weirdly enough at night! i try not to scratch it cos scratching results in an OB, i basically just tap on it, i dont know yet what would help with that, i heard somewhere on this site purrell. Anywayz i just wanted you to know you werent alone

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bheart03

I have read for irritation such as itching a warm bath help I always do mine in an oatmeal bath it usually helps me.. i hope this works..

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Bababooey

Try jock itch spray. I know it is meant for fungal infections, but for some reason it really helps to ease my night time itching.

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Denise 07

I've had the itching alot since I was dx in November 2009 and I've tried everything under sun and nothing has helped me. I've tried aloe vera, baby powder, lidocane, lanacane, eucerin calming creme, eczema cremes. You name it I've tried it and it is alot worse at night oddly enough. Also that is when you can't control yourself as easily and I find myself waking up itching like mad. I sometimes think about wearing gloves to bed or taping my hands together (lol) If you find something that works please let me know.

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Tmo

I too have had this with my outbreaks. Right before bed I get into the bath, soak and let the water run on it it. Then sleep with no undergarments etc... It helps me somewhat.

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Denise 07
I too have had this with my outbreaks. Right before bed I get into the bath, soak and let the water run on it it. Then sleep with no undergarments etc... It helps me somewhat.

I have tried sleeping with not panties on but I can't seem so sleep without pants on because I get too cold now that it's winter. I have found that it does help though even without the underwear.

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trying2staypositive

Thanks everyone. Do you think that it is a continuous outbreak where the Acyclovir is not working 100%?

Idunoknow...I actually just wear underwear with a panty liner and some type of bottoms so that if I itch in my sleep (usually do) i won't transfer it anywhere else. So that I am itching on the outside of the clothing. I am pretty nervous about that since i find myself itching my eyes or face sometimes.

I know I am stressed a lot right now and maybe that is the reason there is so much itching as if an OB is trying to come thru????

Trying to reduce the stress but there are many extremely stressful events going on in my life that will take time to heal aside from HSV. HSV is just the icing on the cake unfortunately. SUCKS!

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craigh

xAwke because of itching! First night it is this bad. Does that mean it is healing or that a new ob is starting. This is my first ob.

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fattypatty

My gynecologist recommended Desitin.....yes it is for diaper rash, but it seems to bring relief. And pretty cheap too.

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craigh
My gynecologist recommended Desitin.....yes it is for diaper rash, but it seems to bring relief. And pretty cheap too.

Thanks. It helps.

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