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Christine2219

Healing? or Another OB?

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Christine2219

I just had my first OB. It started about 12 days ago, I finished my ten day course of valtrex, and I just went my first day without the valtrex. The area was OB free and feeling fine about two days ago. Now I have an itching sensationa nd I'm nervous that the OB simply came back. Is the itching normal for healing?

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bristolgal

Healing is finished when the scab drops off or the ulcer completely heals over, depending on where the ob is.

So, I would say it sounds like you have another beginning of an ob. Getting a tingle or an itch (like you do on your mouth) is quite a common warning sign.

Also, when you first get hsv outbreaks c an be recurring frequently- mine were every 2-3 weeks!

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Christine2219

OMG. You're kidding. My doctor told me since I had type one genitally I would probably have fewer recurrances. What did you do to help decrease your OBs?

So.....after healing I literally only had 1 day symptom free. Literally 24 hours after the scabs were gone and the valtrex was done it came back!?

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bristolgal

Possibly.

Some people have reaccurances, some poeple dont. You never know which way you are going to go untill it happens.

Mine (from what I've read on here) seem to be quite severe in the fact that they reoccure every 3-8 weeks. The norm seems to be 3-5 obs a year. They do settle down in time as your body creates anti bodys and gets more efficiant at fighting the virus off. Suppresant therapy can help.

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estoy_perdida

yes and no?

The itching you are experiencing can be a sign of another OB and it could also not be. After time, you will begin to know what the particular signs for your body are. For me, I had my second ob the week after my first. The itching did last for a few days even after the sores had gone away. I thought another ob would come, but thankfully-nothing. I've learned through the three I've had that itching is defintely a symptom that I will be getting an ob. But I also experience (as do others on here) itching after an ob. I don't really do a lot to make it go away. I have heard that the Aveeno lotions and powder work for itching. The only thing I really did for mine were take warm showers.

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BoxofRain

itching is usually a sign the virus is present on the skin, though you may not develop a full outbreak you should remember to be aware of the fact that the itching often alerts you that the virus is present, hence you could very well be contagious during these times as well. Not all outbreaks will look the same, or necessarily cause the exact same appearance.....sometimes it is just itching for the "outbreak' so to speak....other times it is redness, dryness, sores, cut like marks, etc. You will learn in time how your outbreaks will present. It is common for it to be very active during the first few weeks...sometimes first months of getting it....the body is trying to fight it and the virus is trying to set up shop....so itching and feelings like that are normal....just remember you dont need a typical full blown outbreak to be contagious....often the little signs alert us to this as well.(not referring to asymptomatic shedding.....which is when you are contagios without feeling or seeing anything down below)

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