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Everything Looks Like An Outbreak!!! :(

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So I posted early and between then and now my diagnosing doctor has contacted me. My swabs came back positive for HSV 1. I have sores down yonder though too.

This is my first day off antivirals. Everything has scabbed over and the redness is going away. I still have itching but upon inspection there seems to be a small pimple/zit looking thing down there. This wasn't how my outbreak started. It started with me being itchy, sore and then blisters (painful). Should I pick up another round of anti virals? Am I having a new outbreak all over again?!

I also have small blisters on my chin and nose which weren't there when I woke up but after kissing my bf (who is positive but doesn't have a cold sore right now) they showed up. Could this been caused because he was scruffy and it irritated me?

I've also got was look like pimples up near my left eyebrow. I'm hoping its pimples but I can't tell and I'm always worried every itch or red bump is now a sore. I wash my hands constantly to try and stop spreading but I feel like I just keep contaminating myself!!:mad:

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