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I'm starting to wonder if these symptoms are even related to hsv?


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I thought I was experiencing prodrome so I started my valacyclovir. I just finished my 3 day prescription yesterday. It didnt help whereas the medication helped almost immediately with my initial outbreak. 

Initial outbreak: about a month ago, lasted about 10 days- fever and flu like symptoms, woke up with sores on my labia and right next to vagina kind of on my inner thigh I suppose but close enough to be covered with underwear if that makes sense... acyclovir immediately showed improvement and stopped it from spreading or getting worse.

Second outbreak: started feeling the midnight restlessness and slight itch with no sores yet so I started valacyclovir. Seemed to help and then as soon as I finished the prescription it came. So I started another round of medicine! 😑 This time the medicine is not helping at all and I'm wondering if it's even related to hsv. Here are my symptoms this time around: 

Rash on my leg, multiple mosquito like bumps on both butt cheeks, mosquito like bumps on my hip and lower back, even one or 2 on my chest that are pretty painful and a few on my thigh. Theyve been there for about a week and just keep spreading to different places and getting worse. I'm starting to wonder if I have poison ivy or something because it feels different than my initial outbreak and medication is not working. After my initial outbreak I started alternating using oil of oregano and tea tree oil and I even wonder if maybe that's attracting mosquitos to these locations? I dont know, urg. 

I know I've posted so much lately but this is so new to me and I feel like I dont know much about it and Google really doesn't help much I've learned. 

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      Hey @Lcj987 and welcome to the website. You can be sure that isn't HSV-2, looks nothing like it. It is much more likely to be folliculitis or inflamed fordyce spots.
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      Hey @JackThrowAway herpes causes an outbreak where it enters the body first and maybe a progressive spread. If it doesn't cause an outbreak at the entry site then it won't cause one elsewhere, it also won't 'jump' upon infection - it would be more likely that the lesions are continuous from the penis to the anus. Nevertheless, testing trumps symptoms or any interpretation of symptoms. The correct conclusive result arises when: you have a positive swab; or An IgG HSV-2 level over 3.5 (Herpeselect test).
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      She tested positive for HSV2. No, there was nothing of that sort in that area.   However I also have ulcerative colitis so I’m on medication that makes me immunosuppressed. I have been bleeding a bit when I pass stools during the time of redness, so I’m unsure if I’m getting a flare from the colitis (from all the stress of everything) or if it’s due to the virus making it’s way to an already inflamed area and popping up as blisters that I can’t see and hence the bleeding.    I had two equivocal results (at 4 weeks and 6 weeks) that then went to a positive result (7 weeks after exposure). Combine that with some flu symptoms, redness, tingling etc. makes me feel it’s conclusive that this points to a hsv2 infection.
    • Anonimus
      Thanks!!!!! I appreciate your help.
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