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Hello everyone..

                           I am in a profession where i work with abandoned children often (and its also likely i picked up my HSV1/oral from one of these kids) and next 6 months i would be working with a lot of kids ( which is very very stressful). I had been asking my doctor if we could do something to reduce the frequency of outbreaks and invisible shedding.

She prescribed aciclovir 200mg 1 tabet a week and 800 mg Lycin everyday! 1 tablet a week seems to be a very small dosage, should i get a second opinion from another doctor?

 

And on a similiar note, for the past couple of months i get shooting pain (like pin pricks) under my ball sac and the region between thigh and ball sac accompanied by intense itching. This lasts for a couple of days. the pain appears randomly and last for less than a second though. Do i have genital herpes as well now?

Thanks and regards

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maybe try valtrex or see a different GP. Unless you had a cold sore,touched it and then touched ur gentials than possibly.Rare, it could be easily something else.

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Hi there, I would recommend a second opinion, it does seem low and you definately do not want to be shedding working closely with kids if you can prevent it.

It could be genital herpes, but it does not really sound like it...however, so many people have different symptoms.   It actually sounds a little more like a skin condition.  I am a female, but I do get intense itching from exceama near my thigh area and it lasts for several days, or sometimes people develop a type of yeast/fungal infection there especially if there is excess weight.  Do you have a rash.

As for the pain under your scrotum, if it is directly behind, between there to your anus, that is your perineum.  Your prostate is right above that.  Try and notice if when you get that pain, when the last time you had a bowel movement was.  If you are not regular, the pressure may cause a shooting burst of short pain momentarily.  For women...especially around our period, we often get a short, strong shooting pain right up our anus for a few seconds.  Hope this helps. LL

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