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First outbreak...what is "normal?"

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StillHaveAFuture

Is anything normal?

This is my first OB and my dr prescribed Valtrex. It's been about 8 days since the first symptoms, sixth day of meds, and I seem to be getting better, but when I have a bowel movement it feels like I'm pooping glass and no matter how hard I try, I can't be silent. Real nice at the dinner party... Is this a vicious cycle developing of sores, then healing, then sores, then healing?

Also, on the front side of things, when the sores open, is the fluid clear? Bloody? Mucus-y? I've heard that the area should be kept dry, but with the amount of fluid I seem to be producing I have gone to wearing a pantyliner and change it all the fraking time. Plus, its lightly bloody fluid. Normal?

Now my lips are tingling and I've started using Abreva, but I'm paranoid about it getting to my eyes. That possible? I've really been vigilant about washing my hands (so dry!), and I even use Purell before flushing the toilet and touching the faucet so as not to contaminate either of those surfaces. But I wear contacts and touching my eyes is habitual. And I doomed here?

Thanks for any answers...

Forgot to add...the smell. I could shower every five minutes and can't get rid of the funky smell. Is *that* normal too?

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WarriorKing

The first outbreak is usually the worst. Mine was massive and I have not had anything even close to that severity since. I have read from some of the women here about discharges, besides the pain, and a smell.

The virus itself once it hits open air is very fragile. Just normal soap and water left on for maybe 10 seconds will kill it. So touching your eyes after that is safe from everything that I have read. Just always wash after touching down there, but no special scrubbing required.

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Is anything normal?

This is my first OB and my dr prescribed Valtrex. It's been about 8 days since the first symptoms, sixth day of meds, and I seem to be getting better, but when I have a bowel movement it feels like I'm pooping glass and no matter how hard I try, I can't be silent. Real nice at the dinner party... Is this a vicious cycle developing of sores, then healing, then sores, then healing?

Also, on the front side of things, when the sores open, is the fluid clear? Bloody? Mucus-y? I've heard that the area should be kept dry, but with the amount of fluid I seem to be producing I have gone to wearing a pantyliner and change it all the fraking time. Plus, its lightly bloody fluid. Normal?

Now my lips are tingling and I've started using Abreva, but I'm paranoid about it getting to my eyes. That possible? I've really been vigilant about washing my hands (so dry!), and I even use Purell before flushing the toilet and touching the faucet so as not to contaminate either of those surfaces. But I wear contacts and touching my eyes is habitual. And I doomed here?

Thanks for any answers...

Forgot to add...the smell. I could shower every five minutes and can't get rid of the funky smell. Is *that* normal too?

A lot of times with the first exposure to this virus, you will have basically back-to-back outbreaks (2). It happened for me on the first one. I also never had an outbreak as bad as the first. Things should be better after you've healed from this------good luck

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query

I can relate to the pooing glass, get a stool softener it does help. I just about wanted to pass out everytime I pooed, def a stool softener take the max daily dosage till things calm down in that area.

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Bright Side

How long does it take for the valtrex to kick in? I'm on day 6 of starting it and there's very little improvement...is this normal?

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