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Holly56

I still haven’t been able to get in to see my regular doc and I’m mostly just impatient to get this swabbed to find out which type I have. But I wanted to see what those of you who have dealt with this for a while think. My initial outbreak symptoms were awful. The doctor at the health department says it probably flared up due to a UTI. I had several, near 20, blisters and they were extremely painful. No fever or flu like symptoms. The Acyclovir has worked wonders and I’m also taking vitimins to help with immunity and keep my urinary tract healthy (it’s been a problem since I was a kid). Baths with epsom salt and ACV have also seemed to help the blisters. What does it sound like I’m leaning towards? 

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G77

I don't think you can tell by the severity of your outbreak. Type 2 is meant to be worse but I have type 1 and my primary outbreak was horrendous with over 30 blisters. You need to get your blisters swabbed while they are fresh because once they start healing they can't get a good enough swab. I couldn't get swabbed until 5 days in but the doc said luckily there were fresh blisters just starting. I've only had a few outbreaks since with 1 or 2 blisters and I've gone 6 months without an outbreak now. The only thing I notice now is it gets itchy quite alot and also feels a bit raw alot of the time but I'm hoping this eventually goes! 

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