I’d love to pre-emptively ask a follow up question for when you get to my post:
My partner also performed oral sex on me during the beginning of their outbreak. We didn’t know at the time they were having one. They already had a lesion in their mouth but because neither of us was expecting them to have picked up hsv1 from me, they had assumed it was a regular canker sore. Nobody’s fault at this point.
I know that your general stance has been that it is very difficult to transmit the same hsv strain from one body part to another once the virus is established, as it is with me. However since that time about a week ago, I have felt a generalized itching and burning sensation in the area of my vulva. I have no other symptoms and no changes to the skin on my genitals and the itchy burning feeling has neither worsened nor improved.
Now, it could be yeast or sometimes I get post-menstrual itchiness, but it feels much more extreme than normal. I am noticeably uncomfortable when at rest. Is there some possibility this is the pre-symptoms of a re-infection? Or, is it a possible symptom of my body fighting off the reintroduction of the virus? It does feel like very unusual timing to suddenly have this symptom immediately after that episode.