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1. About the increasing the dose of the antiviral during fertile period during the trying to conceive.
How much of the dose can we take for this? And how long is it save to do that?
You can do 500 mg twice a day for an extended period of time
2. I have outbreak on genital area only, does it mean that the boxer short area is also contagious? the below the belly button area and buttock and around the area?
No, only the very thin skin of the labia, vulva, and anus would be infectious, and wherever you have an actual outbreak , if it is outside that area. The skin in the other places is too thick to shed.
3. Regarding your response “Lubricant to reduce fr
friction may be helpful for you to reduce the possibility that friction triggers an outbreak”
I notice that after an intercourse sometimes I have something similar like an outbreak. It is like a sore in the area where the OB normally happens, but I don’t find any lesions there. And it is usually cleared within 1-2 days. I’m actually puzzled and not very sure if it’s an outbreak.
In your experience, could this be the case where frictions is a triggers for OB for me?
Or is it just because the skin there is sensitive so frictions cause it to be irritated?
I think it is more likely just sensitive skin from previous outbreaks, but without a swab, it is impossible to know. You could have that area swab tested at some point, just to see.
Should I stop intercourse during this time?