I now find myself 6 weeks pregnant. Pregnancy does not increase one’s chance of autoinoculation?
-Herpes in utero is not something I should worry about?
-I am on suppressive therapy and I think it would ease my mind if I continued to do so. I know I need to speak with my provider and you cannot give medical advice however, the literature you have read on valtrex is first trimester does not seem to present a risk to the fetus?
-I live in the north east and my hands almost always have cracks during the winter from the weather. Does this make you more concerned about me giving myself whitlow?
-Have you ever had a patient with a longstanding HSV2 infection give themselves whitlow?
-I never touch my genitals, so it is impossible to give myself whitlow correct? No amount on a towel, underwear, toilet paper, etc. would be enough to infect myself? And you say this with complete certainty?
-You really truthfully think I should take giving myself whitlow off my worry list?
-My husband is not as hygienic as me. What advice would you give to him to prevent giving himself whitlow (he is hsv2 positive)
-About a year after contracting HSV2 I woke up one morning all around my mouth was red, inflamed and there were bumps around it. And my lips themselves felt like sandpaper. My bf at the time (and hsv2 giver) said it is probably herpes bc I gave him oral sex a day or two before. Thinking back I wonder if this wasn’t HSV, what do you think? I don’t remember them being blisters, scabbing, any tingling or pain. And I feel like after having HSV for a year an outbreak on my mouth would be mild. Whenever something similar has happened again my lips feel like sandpaper and then become very dry. Does this sound more like dermatitis to you? I have extremely sensitive skin. I know it’s hard to say, but just wondering your opinion
-I know you say not to share towels but I have young kids and they touch and grab things without thinking. what is the actual risk here?could hsv survive 24-48hrs< ?