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Hello Terri, hope all is well
I need a bit of guidance.
1. On 11/4 I developed a bump. As I stated in my last post, I was going to take daily antiviral for a month and see how it mad me feel. It helped with some of the sensations I thought I was feeling. I know I was overly attentive to any sensation so that helped a bit. Before the bump though, I had irritation in that area for a few days, which has happened before due to tight underwear. I did not have access to the doctor at that time but I started taking the stronger dosage of Valtrex she had prescribed for an outbreak. The bump was gone by 11/6 sometime that afternoon. Does this sound like it was an outbreak? I have another bump now however it feels like just a regular pimple down there that I have gotten before. I can feel the bump under the skin and it only hurts when pressure is applied. Are there any determining factors that could help me determine what I am experiencing without having to pay a copay every time I think I am having an outbreak?
2. I often times check myself out down there to see if there is anything I need to worry about, any bumps, or cuts. This is normally right after the shower when I make sure to dry that area off. In this instance do I need to immediately get up and wash my hands or am I okay? I hope that doesn’t sound gross. Also when bathing I try to make sure I wash my genitals last so I don’t pass it anywhere else on my body. Is this a form of transmission?
3. Another thing, the skin. I the reason doctors say that condoms are not 100% effective because all of the surrounding skin has herpes, or is it because there could be bumps hidden somewhere that could cause infection?
I have heard that because I have ghsv1 it is harder to transmit when no outbreak is present but I am just trying to get all of the facts straight.
Thank your for your help it truly means a lot.