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1badnightmare

I am having slight stinging/burning only (no lesions) in my vaginal area for 3 days now, but not in the area where the first lesions occured. What could that be? I am taking Valtrex daily but still a little stressed about this whole thing? Could my stressing be causing the irritation down below? Is it a sign of an ob?

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Cutegal

Yes stress is one of the triggers....you're going thru a prodome!

The first sign of an upcoming occurrence, prodrome can occur from 30 minutes to a few days prior to an outbreak. Prodrome may include tingling, itching, and/or burning sensations at the site of impending outbreak, and/or shooting pains, numbness, aches, or other sensations in the lower back, buttocks, or thighs (in genital infections). Other possible symptoms are fever, headaches, soreness, and swollen lymph nodes. Prodrome may also include an onset of listlessness and irritability, as well as increased sensitivity to environmental factors. When these symptoms are present, the Herpes Virus is active and risk of transmission is high.

Stress, menstruation, depression, sexual intercourse, and immune-suppression are some factors that may trigger recurrent infection.

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