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I have HSV1 and HSV2

Just when I think I've somewhat figured this plague out!!! I just read in another post a reference made to having dry scaley patches of skin on the body. I have a couple spots on my face (prior to H diagnosis) that have been increasing that I have chalked up to a type of skin cancer (I plan on seeing a dermatologist for), but this is the first time I've heard that it could be related to H. I've been noticing a huge increase in acne (and I'm 36) on my face and a couple small red dry spots on my arms. I don't know if this has always been an issue or I am just freaking out at every blemish!

My real concern is these couple patches of skin on my face that look like skin cancer. Has anyone heard or experienced this as it relates to H?? THe morbid truth is I am hoping for skin cancer! Genital, while disgusting and horrifying enough, is at least private. I cant walk around with a face full of H and lead a normal life! Can anyone please shed (ug bad choice of words) some info on facial acne related to H etc??

God, I want the sun to shine again!!! I'm so sick of this darkness.

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Sorry, forgot one other issue. I have to change Gyno's because mine is a brainless, insensitive ass that doesnt know anthing about H (don't get me started on my office visit) anyway, I need to change Dr's and obviously see a dermatologist for the skin thing. I feel very awkward and embarrassed about releasing my condition to a new Dr. THe last thing I want is to go in to the dermatologist and have him tip toe around me because he's grossed out that I could be contagious. Has anyone had problems with telling new Docs about their condition? Gynos I am a little easier about , but like Skin doc would be weird to tell them about an STD.

I wish everyone in the world was required to get tested for this so the truth of how many people have it would be revealed thus relieving the anxiety and social tabu we have to deal with (that was just a closing thought, no real relevence) thanks for listening

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i really dont think herpes affects acne.

i have herpes and dont get any more, or less acne.

do u have oral or genital? cause if its oral then i can see it leaving marks but not genital.

dry scaly dry spots, can be lots of things, like psoriasis.

i wouldnt say cancer just yet.

when u go to the new derm> dont mention u have herpes, see what the diagnosis is. try it out, if it doesnt improve in a few weeks/months (rem, nothing is a quick fix) then next time u go in for a check up, mention u think it might be related. oh and dont worry about it lots of people actually go to the derm for herpes instead of gyno, since it does infact effect our skin.

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Hey Waxed, thanks for the reply. I only know I have 1 and 2. I assumed 1 was oral and 2 genital but also heard 1 and 2 can be both genital so I have no idea. I dont get cold sores, just little ulser like sores INSIDE my mouth, very minor. I cant get the answer to if its oral or not because I have no idea who to ask. I'm hoping both (my 1 and 2) are genital if thats possible. It will be easier to deal with something I can keep hidden.

I will take your advise and just find out what the derm doc says and go from there.

Thanks again for responding. As much as this thing SUCKS, this site takes a huge edge off things.

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yup thats right the #'s are interchangeable to the location.

and maybe its just canker sores? but get a test anyway atleast u will know which type it is. and you can ask anyone. you can go to a regular doctor, a dentist, even your derm could help you-- ((gyno/ reg doc/ and derm for genital issues to)). if not they can advise you which doctor to go to.

and as long as ur not hiding it from sexual partners> then do what you feel. but personaly, hiding might cause a even bigger issue, personaly/ emotionaly etc.

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