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Hi All,

18 months back I began to experience sores and redness on the head of my penis and under my foreskin (I have never had blisters & it hasnt spread). My Dr gave me a full STD test and the only thing I was positive for was HSV-1, I have suffered from mouth/lip cold sores since childhood. The out breaks are/were incredibly harsh most caused serious bacterial infections. My Dr prescribed Valtrex and antibiotics. The OB's were every month for the first year. The antiviral drugs did not help at all, even when taking 3 x 500mg per day.

I have tried everything imaginable in creams/lotions/oils (most caused an OB), changing diet and supplements etc. But nothing seems to helps. This has destroyed me mentally and emotionally. I have not been able to tell anyone about this. I feel so alone, like I will be a lonely old hermit my entire life. I can not masturbate let alone have sex, even an erection is painful or will cause an OB.

I read several threads about fungal infections and how they can be similar to HSV-1 & 2. During my last OB I asked my DR if this could be fungus. He said NO ITS HERPES and prescribed more valtrex. I took L-lysine and things healed up in about 3 weeks. The valtrex gave me headaches and made me feel dizzy.

For the past 2 weeks I have been applying anti-fungal cream. Since I started there is no pain, no burning, no redness and no signs of lesions. Its the best it's ever been.

So my questions are>

Is it possible that I have fungus and not HSV-1?

Has anyone heard of a person being diagnosed with HSV-1 when it was in fact fungal?

Why is the anti fungal cream helping?

I apologize if this topic is controversial - But I'm confused and don't know where else to turn.

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non stop guy is right, we can't really answer those questions, you need to ask the doctor to do a type-specific culture as quickly as possible when any physical symptoms appear, there's a small window of opportunity.

It could be fungus, it could be hSV, it could be something else. HSV is usually self-limiting (once you get past the terrible initial infection) and sometimes something you're doing (anti-fungal cream) seems like it's working, when in fact HSV is simply running it's course.

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I have had a swab taken during an OB, I asked the results and the DR said it was a 'bacterial infection'. I'm not sure if that was a pcr swab. I didn't know you could swab for HSV?

My Dr is not patient or very helpful, he doesnt like people to question the biomedical model of practice. I guess that means I need to find another DR who is willing to discuss this with me, and try a few different tests to set my mind at rest.

Thanks for responding

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Try a Lysine supplement for cold sores

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    • WilsoInAus
      No I’m sorry the only person that needs to be reported is you. Your posts are unacceptable by societal standards, that’s plain to all readers. Your damage to people with HSV is reprehensible. The only person bashing is you, until your attitude changes and you grow up, there is no place for you on this website.
    • Jessie67
      Okay,  here's an update... the new site that was bothering me this morning looks clearer and is no longer raised but it's still red.  I've started using tea tree oil mixed with coconut after someone suggested it.   I didn't take an extra dose so I don't know if it was the oil or the medicine.   I'm driving myself nuts with all of this. 
    • f*ckedOver

      The truth of the matter is that you have no idea what you're talking about.  You seriously have issues trying to tell someone about how they suffer, what their test results are.  You apparently suffer from HSV-1 oral based on your profile and you're here for who knows why...sure you must suffer a lot or possibly none at all.  Either way most of the population is okay with someone have HSV-1 orally.  HSV-2 Genital & Oral is a different ballgame for obvious reasons. 

      You think that by my symptoms which include 5 oral lesions since exposure and test results aren't good enough.  I don't need to post my results online to let the world see.  In fact I am done explaining myself. 

      THIS IS A SUPPORT COMMUNITY NOT A BASH COMMUNITY. YOU THINK IT'S OKAY TO BASH PEOPLE FOR LORD KNOW WHAT REASON.  You attempt to manipulate my character with your slander of my character.  The only person proving them self of poor character here is yourself.  

      I have reported you. You have no reason to be here, you are the classical keyboard warrior-troll. I have every right to be pissed off and trust me if I could. I would beat the shit out of you, bc you need lessons learned.  You're alien trying to tell another human being his/her symptoms and feelings.  FUCK OFF. I will never reply to you again. I don't care how much you try to stir the pot. You have lost all credibility and you have nothing better to do than try to demoralize other people. You're a shitty human being. 
    • WilsoInAus
      @Tone123 could of points. A person with genital herpes is already infected through their entire genital area as marked out roughly by a pair of boxer shorts. Once your immune system is in full swing (a few months from infection) then further infection of the same type, regardless of any sub strains, is of negligible chance.
    • ManagingIllness
      You can have HIV for many years without developing AIDs, if that is what you're asking.

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