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HSV-1 Or Fungus

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princejohn

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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bob12

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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princejohn

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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