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Marley91

Reoccurring Whitlow

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Marley91

I was diagnosed with HSV2 in the form of whitlow on the palm of my hand over a year ago. 

Since then I have had breakouts almost every single month, sometimes more. I take valcyclovir 1000mg daily and had been ob free for a couple of months. I missed one day of medication and am now struggling with a terrible outbreak. 

My anxiety is through the roof- especially with the fear of viral shedding when I don’t have an ob.  

When I have an ob I am EXTREMELY fatigued and can barely function. Does anyone else get run down this easily? I know it’s only supposed to happen with the first outbreak but I’m going on 15+ in the last year with terrible side effects. 

Will I need to wear a bandaid for the rest of my life- even when not experiencing an ob?? I get massages regularly and am always paranoid when they massage my hand that I might spread it to them through viral shedding. 

The bandaids irritate my skin- does anyone have a better solution to keep my Palm covered all the time? 

 

TIA

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Frida49

I was diagnosed in '98 with Herpetic Whitlow and have had fatigue, weakness, fever, swollen lymphnodes and the trotts with each outbreak.  Sometimes worse than others.  But I only had one instance of a zoster.  My hand(s) still swell and I finally found a doctor who knows enough about it to help me.   Unfortunately, getting anything besides Valtrex and Gabipintin, which doesn't work, has been next to impossible.  I just don't think doctors and neurologists deal with it enough.

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Chicagonow

like what does it look like on ur hands

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