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Newly diagnosed, HSV-2, in my 40s. Day 6 of Valtrex. Obvious sores have healed but itching is driving me MAD--can't sleep! Help! Any suggestions? How much longer will this go on?!

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I thought when the sores were gone the outbreak was over. Help! How much longer will I be itching!?? The sores cleared up on Wed. and here it is Sat. and I am still itching like mad, having trouble peeing, and still feeling sciatic pain. It's been 2 1/2 weeks since the start of my outbreak. I am going out of my mind!

I am trying my daughter's diaper creme... :o

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the sores arent the only part of the outbreak>> its like evolution.

bump>sore>healing>crusty scab> falls off> brand new skin>>>>> outbreak over.

so until those scabbies fall off and it looks like it did before your outbreak your technically still in your outbreak. and it can last long... but urs have healed up thats the hard part- uve got a few days ahead of you

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Diaper creme was a no-go. Here it is the middle of the night and I am going nuts with itching AGAIN. I think I'm going to lose my mind if this goes on one more day...

Ibuprofen and acetaminophen have had no effect. Is there any stronger pain-reliever I can take that will help me sleep?! HELP!!!

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Is your itch more of a itchy sensation or an actual itch like u want to scratch it all the time and you feel like itchy on the skin? I;m feeling this really weird sensation, like itchy sensation and numbness and sensitivity in that area all the time, its driving me mad too! My sores has been gone for more than a month now, but this feeling never went away.

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My sores have been gone for 10 days, but I have two very specific spots that itch like I want to scratch them. And they are not where the sores originally were. The rest of the area has returned to normal color but these two small spots are still red. It's been getting a little better but still itches like a bad yeast infection. I have had only one night where I've gotten a decent night's sleep without medical intervention.

I haven't found anything to put on the spots to make them feel better but I have been taking benadryl or darvocet to help me sleep.

They itch during the day more or less only when I go to the bathroom, but at night it's all I can think about.

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