Your last post about the alcohol was really funny. It literally made me laugh out loud…..hadn’t done that in a long time.
You were right about the dentist. He was not able to provide me any information on my oral discomforts, and they do not do throat swabs for streph.
Unfortunately 2 days after the appointment, I had felt what I thought were blisters on the roof of my mouth, on that hard lump towards the back. When I got home, I took a light and looked in my mouth at the areas and saw about 3 small scabbed over areas. One had a red base, but I wasn’t able to see the other two as clearly.
They didn’t itch or tingle, but were sensitive and irritated when drinking. The following day, I didn’t feel the scabbed over areas anymore and when I looked in the mirror, the scabs were gone, but the area looked dark purple, almost the color of a bruise. This morning, there is a very faint discoloration., hardly anything present and no discomforts.
1.Does this sound like herpes?? If not, what would be your best guess?
I plan to go to the doctor to see if this tingling, burning, itching, stinging and areas of irritation could be related to anything besides herpes. I have tested negative for chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomonas, bacterial vaginosis, and yeast.
2 .What else is there to test for that is causing these genital and oral symptoms that I mentioned above….besides staph and strep? And what I read about staph doesn’t really fit my symptoms, I don’t think.
I will ask the doctor to check for staph infection, but since my issues are on my pubic area, and external, how would that be cultured? Is the procedure to swab externally on my pubic area, or is this an internal swab, although the symptoms are external?
3 What type of doctor do you think is best to go to…a gynecologist or a dermatologist? Do dermatologist look at the vagina, pubic and perineal areas? or just stick with the gynecologist. What do you think?
I have been on valacyclovir 1gm bid x14 days, then 1gm bid x4 days, and 500mg bid x 4 days… today will be my 5th day on 500mg bid. I’m still having the same symptoms orally, genitally, and the inside of my nose burns like crazy….lots of boogers too.
4 Can I up the dosage and give it a bang to see if it will knock out these symptoms that have been going on since last year for the genital, and for the last two months with the oral? And if I can up the dosage, what would you recommend and for how long. I plan to continue daily suppressive therapy of 500mg bid for while longer, even though I think it should have worked by now.
4. Have you ever had anyone that just didn’t respond to the antiviral medication, and if so, what did they do to get rid of the symptoms or reduce the number of outbreaks. What else can be done???
Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!!