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Its the outbreaks in other areas that are bothering me...

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Has anyone else out there gotten outbreaks in places other than mouth or genitals? I have HSV1 and my initial OB was on genitals but that was 4 months ago. Recently I had a barely noticable sore on my inner lip which went away with ointment, 2 sores show up on either side of my neck and one on hip and one on back of my thigh. Whats up with that???? I have come to terms with the oral/genital OB possibilities...but i cant seem to get over the other areas....I literally feel like a leper. Granted these "outbreaks" are mild and only noticable to me but its still unnerving. Is it safe to think that once I develop many antibodies that the outbreaks will diminish?? I only recently contracted this 4 months ago. I know I didnt have it before because my blood tests were negative but the swabs were positive. I just really want this to go dormant so that I can relax awhile.

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Hello Sassyass...

I'm so sorry you are having such a difficult time with your OB's! I had pretty regular OB's in the past in my extreme low back next to my sacrum (upper buttocks).... it's the pits for sure... there isn't a good place to have an OB!!!

Are you taking suppressive therapy?

Make absolutely positive if it you touch those areas that you wash your hands and clean your fingernails properly.

I use 3M waterproof bandaids on my OB's on my upper buttocks that can be covered. It helps to feel better because it's not getting rubbed by clothing, etc. and it keeps to prevent accidental touch and spread.

Hope that helps and hope you feel better soon!

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