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Thank you for answering my questions and for the reassurance! “Services” was an auto correct typo. It was supposed to be “surfaces.”
I was going to buy another round of questions. However, I would like to know if we are still able to attach a photo and ask our question? I didn’t see a photo attachment option. Please let me know.
I believe I have one final post.
1. I would like to know how long the herpes virus lives outside the body? Such as services etc?
2. I’m having an outbreak, and I just showered, dried myself off with my towel, and accidentally dropped my towel on our carpet. I’m certain that the part of the towel that I patted the outbreak with touched my carpet. I then quickly picked it up and went over the carpet area with baby wipes, I also vacuumed over the carpet. Then of course my seven-year-old who never sits on our carpet plopped himself down exactly where that happened. My OCD is on overdrive. I’m wondering if I need to be concerned about my son sitting in the spot where I dropped my towel?
3. Do I need to use a carpet cleaner to disinfect the area or is that not necessary?
Thank you in adavance!
- This reply was modified 7 years, 3 months ago by Kelly1.
I’ve had HSV1 for years and HSV2 as of last year. Anyways, I’ve been so paranoid about things since the HSV2 diagnosis and I have a few questions.
1. Last night my 6 year old was laughing while he was laying next to me, and a little spit flew into my eye. I think he may have HSV1 because I’m pretty sure I saw a cold sore on him a week ago. However, there was nothing currently there. I got up and wet a towel and lightly wiped my eye and went to bed. Then I started wondering if it was possible that I could get oscular/herpes in my eye from the flying spit? Is that possible and what would the chances be of that happening? Do I need to be concerned?
2. Is it okay to use one razor for shaving my legs, armpits and bikini area since I have HSV2? Or should I use 2 separate razors?
3. I know I’m not supposed to share towels, but is it okay to wash my towels with other family members towels?
Thanks in advance for the help!
Yes, thank you very much, that was what I was asking. I believe this is my last post.
Do you know what the actual procedure is to determine the “typing” after a swab test comes back positive?
(I’m interested in the accuracy of the “typing” process)
Also, in the upcoming weeks I will be interested in having the Western Blot test sent to a nearby Quest. That is $250 total for the test and draw?
Do you believe the Western blot is just as accurate as a swab test, and that I can be certain one way or another when the test comes back?
I hadn’t considered a Western Blot yet because as I said previously, my first and only genital outbreak was almost seven months ago. However, the one time that I was with someone that could have possibly exposed me to HSV2 was a little over a year ago. He never claimed he had herpes but I never saw a test from him either. Due to it being a whole year, I think this is why my doctor said the HSV2 would definitely show by now. She said that the LapCorp tests are very sensitive to HSV2. Two years ago I tested positive for HSV1 but never had any blisters or symptoms to show for it.
Does a LapCorp test that shows 4.02 for HSV1 for sure a high enough number to be positive?
I’m curious because after my first outbreak when I was re-tested that number jumped to like 28.2. I was thinking maybe the 4.02 could have shown exposure to the virus but not actually infection because of the big gap difference in the numbers and not having any actual symptoms.
I read that IgG misses 3 out of 100 infections. Now does that mean it will miss a persons infection indefinitely?
I’ve taken (3) different tests and HSV1 clearly shows and HSV2 is negative, not even a low result. Can you please clarify if this means that an infection can be detected on a re-test or do 3% of the people being IgG blood tested just never show infection?
I hope you’re understanding my question.
Thanks again for your help!
I was able to get into a doctor today. He assured me that that was not herpes at all and that it was a clogged pore. With that being said I don’t need my question to be answered. I would like to save my question for something else another time.