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So i'm pretty much over my first OB but I cant help think about it.

I'm a virgin, and I got it from Martial Arts and a Mix of Acne medication i was on that weakened my immune system.

I have it in a place different from I think most of you - On my hands.

With Prom coming up kinda means I won't be trying to "get any" from my date, cause I dont want to have to deal with telling her.

Im STILL PARANOID about viral shedding, its been a week after my OB - I wear gloves EVERYNIGHT to sleep, in fear of spearding it anymore than i already did (I got it on my elbows the first few nights of my OB without gloves)

I dont touch my penis when i go to the bathroom.. I havn't masterbated for like.... god knows.

It sucks. I read viral shedding continues from 7-10 days after it crusts over and stuff..

Should I tell my future girl friends, IF I EVER FIND ONE.. I have it on my hands before we have sex... I can still spread it downstairs to myself, and Im worried to finger her... I also think I felt 1 bump in my mouth at the time of the OB, so Im scared for oral too.

Anyone else with it on their hands? Now anytime i ITCH, tingle, or anything ANYWHERE on my body i worry the virus is there and I dont touch myself with that part.

I avoid touching my best friends hands.... I dont know how long i can deal with this..

I know "it will get better" but it seems like with it on my hands - Ill ALWAYS have to worry about it.

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I have a best friend and for as long as I've known him he has had an issue with his hands. I used to ask about it all the time. He complains that his hands are always itching, cracking and raw.

Several months ago I was diagnosed with hsv and started researching like crazy. So one day it comes to me that maybe he has whitlow but I don't want to out myself about the hsv. So I suggest to him that I've heard that Lysine might help with his hands. He was happy to try anything that might help. It's kind of an experiment for me and I ask him how its doing and he says it seems to be getting better since he started to take the lysine. One day I'll tell him what I think it really is.

The reason I'm telling you is because he says he's had this for more than 20 years and has never reported any other strange symptoms or of it spreading to the rest of his body or to anyone else. It started for him in hs too and it wasn't from sexual contact.

Just a thought. If I was you I'd keep taking the antivirals at the higher dose until after the prom so that you are sure to have it under control. You certainly don't want anything to mess it up. You might want to be especially vigilant about your diet and vitamins up until the day of just in case the stress of the prom might make you sensitive to an ob. Don't forget to drink lots of water.

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It spread to my elbows after a few nights gloveless.

Ive been thinking... When i first got the blisters

they were 3 BIG like...dime sized ones... Those crusted

then i got like 50 tiny little blisters on each.

that looked like shingles... maybe i have that instead....and from what i read thats not contagious to other people - only if they never had chicken pox..

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Is your condition considered "gladiator herpes"? That's what wrestlers get sometimes.


Do you really not know what you have? Did you get tested? Sounds like you aren't sure if it's shingles or HSV1/2.

My lazy ass doctor who failed to check my blood tests while i was on accutane... never told me if it was 1 / 2 / shingles

after a culture, ill ask her this monday when i see the bitch.

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what you described did not sound like shingles.

Further I don't blame you one bit for being angry at this dr. The test results should be in your chart and you shouldn't leave until she gives you the results. I'd ask every question you can think of on how to deal with this infection and what the risks you face are.

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