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Curious M

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Hi, I'm getting so stressed with thinking I might have HSV2 but no obvious symptoms.  I had a partner that had it 6yrs ago.  Drs say I don't have it, gynecologist and dermatologist says I don't have it.  I'm going crazy thinking I might infect new partners.

I itch more than normal everywhere, my face tingles like I have bugs crawling on me, my facial skin is terrible since this relationship, I get hot, burn up and look like quite red in the face sometimes, my thighs itch where I shave.  I get shaving rash I never used too, I have thick white discharge occasionally that comes and goes with no treatment.  My dermatologist thinks I could have nerve damage and I use amitriptyline which helps a.bit, taken for 6 months or so but my scalp still itches like mad some days. 

I've had a partner for a year who got nothing from me over a year a go now. I've had a partner that suffers with coldsores anyway and got one in the week I say him after oral sex, I felt like I made this come on

My current partner gets ulcers when he gives me oral so we now avoid. When we slept together in the first month he became quite swollen and dry on the top of his penis. He wasn't worried and had nothing again since down there.  His head is now itching more tho he has said he's had itchy scalp before as he has psoriasis. His facial skin is becoming dry too.

Do you think I could have hsv or not. Ive read you can carry it, tho my drs etc all say I don't have it. It's effecting how I think constantly but drs keep telling me the same it's not herpes and I cannot pass anything on I don't have. My skin is also dry and itchy but it's continuous it doesn't come and go only gets less irritation.  


Anyone have these Crawling itchy symptoms and no blister's and have been diagnosed with hsv?  Could the gynaecologist, dermatologist and Dr get it wrong? 

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Hey @Curious M and welcome to the website. 

Could I suggest you obtain an IgG test privately, type specific for HSV-1 and HSV-2. 

This will really sort it out for you.

Note that you cannot induce an outbreak in an infected person, only their body can do that.

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Hey @WilsonAus, thank you for your reply. I'll look to see how I can do this.

Have you from experience on here heard of similar itching problems?  It's continuous, doesn't stop.  Could it be an effect on the nervous system from Herpes infection?  I don't have flare ups or any obvs signs of HSV just this constant itch, is it a common complication of HSV do you know ? 


Thanks for time in replying



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Based on all you describe, it is best to conclude that you do not have herpes genitally. All over itching has many causes and is hardly ever if at all related to herpes.

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