August 19, 2015 at 10:16 am #8883
I’m hoping you can share any wisdom & thoughts you have on this.
I’m scheduled to have a consultation because I need to have a dental bone graft surgery performed sometime soon.
From what I’ve read about bone grafts, I discovered that some doctors take bone from the hip area, and put it in the jaw area.
I’m not positive if this is the way my Dr will perform the procedure on me but, if so, I’m worried that transplanting bone from my hip area can possibly move the genital herpes into my facial area? Is that a possibility?
I would really rather not tell the Dentist that I have hsv2. I’ve been going there for years, and even though I know they probably hear it all the time, I still would prefer not to let it be known that I have hsv2.
Also, is there any other advice you have in preparation for, or for recovery after the surgery? Should I take Valtrex before or after? (I quit taking my Valtrex about a month ago and I would really prefer not to take it anymore)
I should probably also mention that I was only recently diagnosed with hsv2 when I noticed a small blister by my anus, in June of 2015. After the culture in June, I also took an IGG test a couple of weeks later (as you had recommended) and I had a count of 9.5, so I guess this infection isn’t particularly a new one.
Thank you so very much in advance!
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August 20, 2015 at 7:58 am #8896
Once you have a herpes infection of a specific type in one location on your body, you are extremely unlikely to get it in a new location. No one has honestly ever asked me about moving a body part from one location to another location, but a seriously doubt that taking a piece of hip bone would in any way transmit herpes to a new location, such as your jaw. Your infection has been well established, as your correctly surmise, so you are not in any danger of autoinoculation with new infection. It would certainly not hurt to take Valtrex prior to the surgery to keep the virus quieter during a physically stressful time. May I ask why you don’t want to take Valtrex?
August 21, 2015 at 3:29 pm #8917
Ok,thank you so much Terri!
The reason I don’t really want to take Valtrex is because I can’t shake the thought that by taking it frequently, I’m not giving my body a chance to do it’s natural job of fighting it alone and thus far *knock on wood* I feel that my body is handling it pretty ok.
I guess the best way to describe would be – how I find that people who constantly worry about germs, and use lots of antibacterial products, tend to get sick more often than people who don’t rely on those products. (May not be true, but I can’t help but believe that)
Plus…I hate the idea of taking meds of I don’t absolutely have to.
I really appreciate you taking the time out to answer my question.Thank you again!
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August 24, 2015 at 8:09 am #8954
Your call, but we don’t see resistance to herpes medicines increasing over time in spite of more extensive use.
August 24, 2015 at 8:21 am #8957
I broke down and starting taking my Valtrex again last night because I currently am having another outbreak .I tried going the natural route but I don’t think I’m ready for that yet.I really appreciate your input & what you do here.Many many thanks!
You are wonderful!
August 24, 2015 at 8:45 am #8964
You are most welcome.
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