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I know my questions are repetitive & maybe even tiresome to you but please understand the idea of hsv infecting my kids or causing major health problems for me is very emotionally distressing. I’m trying SO hard to work through it with my therapist. It all started after I had kids & hsv really started freaking me out.
-have you heard of intrauterine hsv2 in a longstanding infection?
-Does hsv live in the sacral AND lumbar dermatomes? If both I see hsv can appear anywhere on the legs why is the boxer shorts area always mentioned then?
-would suppressive therapy reduce the chances of hsv OBs on thicker skin or not necessarily?
-What signs or symptoms would you consider a possible OB on the legs that should be covered to protect my kids? Unfortunately every red mark or bump I jump to HERPES and want to think logically about it
-I know the mons pubis is too thick for viral shedding but what about the labia majora?
-Simple handwashing is enough to prevent whitlow autoinoculation? I don’t have to worry about missing a spot or needing to clean again, correct? Hand sanitizer also kills hsv?
-I should not be nervous wearing a bathing suit or changing around my kids?
-My dad has OHSV1. As long as he doesn’t kiss my kids with an active outbreak he can’t transmit it to them?
-You are 100% certain there isn’t enough hsv on dirty underwear, a sanitary pad, a piece of toilet paper, etc. for autoinoculation or to infect someone else?
-Dealing with my anxiety: I tell myself hsv is a very well studied virus and I can trust the info from the medical field? As you know, ppl write all sorts of stuff on the internet but this is a very understood virus?
-Besides a different strain and location there is no reason to think I will suffer complications more than someone with OHSV1?
-Is abdominal surgery risky if you have hsv2? Can it spread around your body or organs?
Thank you for answering all my questions. I really need to trust the info you provide and work with my therapist on my fears