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officefan

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officefan

I have been having this unending initial outbreak. Im taking valtrex every day and there has been zero improvement. Just when I think it may be clearing, another couple of blisters pop up. Complicating matters is the fact that right before my doc called with this crap diagnosis I had just gone under surgery. Does anyone know of anyone else who's had surgery with H? Is this ever going to end?

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Stillmyself

what may be happening is stress. Anesthetic causes your immune system to waiver a little, that is possibly what is making the OB so bad. Also, your stressing about having the outbreak. Stress also lowers immunity. I know it's hard, but try to just breath, Epsom Salt baths really help. Take a long bath and just breath. It will pass. The more you think about it and concentrate on it, the worse it will get.

There are creams out there as well that help lessen the spread of other sores popping up. Ask your doctor about it- it also helps with the burning and itching...

I hope this helps.

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unthinkableat52

The same exact thing has been happening to me. Started with the first outbreak the second week in January. Dr. prescribed Valtrex. Did not help at all. Miserable for about two weeks...then got a three day break. Thought it was over....but..no. Came back again with a vengeance. Went on for 4 more weeks. Good days and lots of bad days. Had the most wonderful week - last week...but today....I know the feeling...here it comes again. I have been under a lot of stress and have had two medical procedures during this time - so I am sure that has assisted in the longevity. I have been taking about 1000 mg of lysine per day and have found the following remedies to ease the pain.....if you have a blister - use Zilactin - apply it with a q-tip. And for the itches - try Gold Bond Medicated powder. Really does help. I am praying that soon I will get a reprieve.

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