1. I haven’t done pcr swab testing of skin lesions on my butt, waist areas because I already did pcr swab test on my labia ulcers a couple months ago. The pcr swab was on a fresh open sores on my labia and result came back neg for hsv DNA. I truly believe this was a false neg as I was taking Valtrex 500 mg every 12 hours for suppression at the time for my frequent intraoral obs. I don’t think another pcr swab is that helpful if the valcyclovir is going to be in my system as I may not believe a neg result anyway. Should I see a derm and get a biopsy?
Should I go for pcr testing again even if I’m on Valtrex? I am afraid to stop taking Valtrex. I have had 7 to 8 recurrent lesions in my boxer shorts area since March so I really don’t feel safe to get off valtrex and don’t think I can mentally handle any increase frequency/severity.
I know hsv1 is supposed to be quiet genitally but my case is very frequent. Is taking Valtrex 1 gm BID worth trying and safe? I am on 500 mg bid and still having frequent obs. Husband is frustrated and in denial and I am afraid to have sex even with no visible ob and condoms.
The red cluster of spots on my waist have gotten darker and some are lighter nd have changed to form together like a jagged line with other red spots around it. The red spots might be tiny blisters. The cluster or red dots on a red base that change color and size the next day seems to be hsv like, correct?
Does covering the area in tegaderm help prevent spread? I don’t remive it until is is fully healed.
I am also getting itching in the r labia area. No new sores down there when I checked with gloves but I worry that’s a sign I’m shedding? I will itch and think I’m getting an ob in that particular but an ob will show up in a different area that was not itchy instead. Have you seen this?
I get ob every time around start of my period. Should I increase the Val a week before? How much should I take before my period and for what length? How many days before period?