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did i aggravate my previous healed outbreak or is this a totally new one?


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I was diagnosed with HSV-1 genitally and all my sores had closed up and looked healed so I thought it was safe to have sex, I did, and the day after I did I started getting little itches here and there where my sores were. The next day my sores opened back up and were stinging all day. No other symptoms or pain other than that. My boyfriend also is on valtrex 1 MG everyday for HSV 2. What are the chances this is a new HSV 2 infection or just my outbreak got reactivated due to friction and aggravating my sores that looked healed but i guess maybe werent all the way?Im on 1 MG of valtrex every 8 hours. Im terrified and so mad at myself for having sex so soon after an outbreak and am scared I made myself more susceptible to catching HSV 2. Im going to get swabbed tomorrow regardless.

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I am so very, very green to all this still. I have abstained from sexual contact with my bf until everything was cleared up. The one gram of Valtrex is standard for outbreaks that begin and for the next five days, 500 mg thereafter. I take the daily 500 mg of Valtrex, then up it to 1,000 mg (1 gm) for five days upon signs of outbreak. Although I cannot help you here, I would suggest you get swabbed tomorrow. I find that propolis ointment (made of the hives of bees) has been shown in clinical trials done in the UK to help reduce OB time and aid in healing. I place them after thoroughly cleaning the lesions with clean hands four times a day. It seems to soothe the lesions and aid in healing. My second outbreak, I did use this ointment and not only did it heal much more rapidly, it soothed the sores and stopped the burning, tingling and itching. Hope this helps.

Oh, I also supplement with L-Lysine 1,000 mg a day, but upped to 3,000 mg a day during prodrome and outbreak to total, three times a day along with 50 mg of Zinc Gluconate.

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