I hope you aren't starting an OB. I still have my two sores. They really aren't sores anymore. Just white, and not sore, or itchy at all. One is flat, and the other raised slightly, more like a bump but they both don't look like ulcers anymore. They did have the classic dimple in the centre originally. It's strange because my other ones were white, then dimpled like an ulcer, crusted over, then dried up. These two are not doing that. I think there healing but maybe because they are somewhat moist at all times (due to the location), they are healing differently.
Prettyconfused, were you ever sexually active before? Have you ever had cold sores? As Wilso said, you most likely have an oral HSV1 infection but to be sure you would need a type-specific blood test result rather than a combined result.
At this point you're not sure if you have HSV or not since you haven't had a positive swab or blood test result. It's still a possibility but I wouldn't recommend simply assuming that you have it. Your doctor wrote "vaginosis" which is short for bacterial vaginosis - that's a treatable condition and it's strange that you got nothing prescribed for it.
If you want to know for certain whether or not you have HSV, go and get a swab test when you get the bumps again and get an IgG type-specific blood test for HSV-1 and HSV-2.
I'm sure there will be members that will comfort you regarding your situation but ultimately you're responsible for where you find yourself right now. There are very few perfect people in this world and the rest of us make plenty of mistakes and bad choices. My advice is to take it one step at a time and not think so much about judgment, but rather about what you can do to educate and improve yourself so that you can move forward.
I went to health food store the other day, and very nice lady from china, turned me on to NEEM ,blam comes in a small tin , works pretty good, on sores. Plus NEEM, comes in many forms. It is extremely beneficial in treating various infections and strengthening the immune system. .
http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/amazing-benefits-of-neem-oil-for-skin-and-hair/ Read all u can, to see if its for u.
It even comes in tooth paste , I got some for me and my 85 year old father who does not like dentist . ....coming from Amazon.
Hope this helps.....
Main concern is to check quality and safety. The friend would have HPLC, HNMR and LCMS documentation for the product, but it hasn't been independently tested by a lab yet.
Curious what people think of this (especially those with chemistry or medical background)
Herbal Teas for Herpes
Lemon Balm The leaves are rich in essential oil and herbalists use them as teas to treat bacterial, fungal and viral infections. Lemon balm is also a sedative herb useful for stress and insomnia lemon balm tea to quicken the healing of herpes sores. They note that the herb is more effective if you start treatment as soon as the outbreak occurs. Do not combine this herb with other sedative medications.
St. John’s Wort or Hypericum perforatum, is a perennial shrub with tiny yellow flowers. Traditional healers use teas made from the flowering tops to treat mild depression and pain. The herb is rich in flavonoids and phenolic compounds, such as hypericin and hyperforin. St. John’s wort has antiviral properties. You can take the tea internally, or apply it externally to the herpes blisters. Do not combine this herb with antidepressant medicine.
Licorice Licorice contains flavonoids and saponins, and has anti-inflammatory, antiviral and immune-stimulating properties clinical herbalist David Hoffmann, FNIMH, AHG, states that licorice irreversibly inactivates the herpes simplex virus. The tea may also help relieve inflamed blisters and reduce stress that could trigger another outbreak. Do not use licorice if you have high blood pressure.
Just a bit of info. BEST to ALL.
This is some of things I believe will help. Iam Not a Dr. just someone who wants to stop the BAD out BREAKS.....
Attack Herpes with Cleopatras Monolaurin, Great Anti Viral Forumula 600mg 200Cap from E-BAY
Olive Leaf Extract Super Strength 750 mg 60 Caps from Amazon
Quantum Super Lysine, 180 Tabs, 1 Bottle .....
Theraneem, Organic Neem Leaf Veg Capsules, 120 Count
Plus a Viral Herb Kit. to make smoothies.
Neem Active Toothpaste- 200g X 3 from amazon.....
OIL of Oregano 150mg capsules , and I starting on MUSHROOM Optmizer, by Jarrow.
Best to all. Looking for teas to drink,? I must stop drinking coffee.