Sorry I have been experiencing a lot of PPA/PPD and OCD. I am having trouble with a current outbreak. Start 7 days ago, it’s very small, I saw a couple white dots on my lip in a cluster took generic valtrex 2gm 12 hours apart. It is now day 7, and the sore seems a little worse and has not gone away. I’ve been using abreva also, and tried a hydrocolloid patch on it today but it didn’t stick very well. Also purchased some probiotics with lactobacillis in them that claim to help prevent breakouts— needed a probiotic anyway. Because the sore is still there I decided to take more valtrex, maybe for a week to help minimize the spread. What do you think?
I suffer from anxiety and depression, I know we’ve talked about being on valtrex for suppression therapy, but I see depression is a side effect, I’m afraid of it worsening my depression, but cold sores are one of my greatest anxieties.
What is husbands risk to catch it genitally form oral?
I have a 5 month old and 2.8 year old. With my current outbreak, I am wearing a mask 24/7 and trying to wash my hands often and take showers with my mouth closed – im afraid of spread other places on my body. Also change my clothes after eating. Am I able to take a regular shower when I have a cold sore? How do I take one and make sure I don’t spread it to other places?
Can wearing a mask collect saliva under my mask, and humidity, harboring the virus and transmitting it to another place on my face like my nose, my chin, my cheek or any other open wound?
Can the virus fall out from my mask and land on my clothes and be transmitted to my children if they hug me or touch my clothes? I’m afraid it’s falling out from my mask. I am so paranoid I only take my mask down to drink or grab a bite to eat with each bite otherwise I’m afraid all the collected virus form wearing the mask lands everywhere on me if I take it off.
If my kids are sleeping in the same bed as me, am I infecting the bed, bedsheets etc with the virus and they can catch it?