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Hi everyone. I have had type 2 for about 5 months. Since i have contracted the virus, i go through period of an "itching" sensation around the entrance to my vagina. is this a normal symptom to have? i assume its the virus active on my skin. if so, does this "itching" improve over time? thanks!

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everyone has different "symtoms" as to when an outbreak might be ready to surface..

ive had it since 2005 and now when exaclty when an outbreak is on the arizon - i get achey legs and a tingling sensation - i apply sum topical cream and usually never geT the OB.

YES. as your immune sysmte comes to terms with the virus OBS get shorter and less off...

read the section about remedays and stuff, thiers lots of way to help the immune system out.

personally, i dont bother with any off it, as i seem to be alot luckier - (for want of a better word) as i dont get many OBs and whe i do they are very mild - as sumone saud to me, why mess about with my immune system when its doing a pretty good job by itself.

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the itching is a symptom of hsv. the virus resides in your nervous system and the nerves are reacting to the virus.

I've had those sensations for over 10 years but the daily antiviral suppressive therapy has reduced the intensity and frequency.

I am not sure if the sensation is actually an indication of assymptomatic shedding or not. Sometimes it is more intense than others.

In the presence of those symptoms I never had an actual ob for the first 8 years.

I find that a steroid creams stops the itch. However, my dr. told me not to use it during an active ob. You may want to ask your dr what they recommend for this.

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