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Thank you. Exactly a month ago I had some bumps in the same area, not same spot though. They look the same as today’s. At the time i was on valtrex 500mg a day for suppression. I bumped it up to 1 gram a day for 3 days and they cleared up after 5 days or so. About a week later i started 1 gram a day for suppression. If these indeed are herpes lesions, what do you suggest i do about valtrex dosing since my outbreak dose used to be 1 gram and now its the norm? Do I just let them heal on their own if these indeed are lesions?
Thank you for your prompt reply! My initial outbreak 6 months ago was swabbed and tested positive for HSV1, but the recent ones have not been. So I am not certain it’s an outbreak, but I am assuming…
What do you suggest I do- aside from becoming more patient- to help my immune system take control?
Thank you Terri. This is helpful. I will pass this information along and suggest that they get an igG tests done. I feel that will answer some questions. I did not get an igG test done when I was diagnosed, just a swab test.
At this point, while we wait for their testing, how likely is it that I can transmit the virus genitally to them (in the case that they are hsv 1 negative) if we use condoms 100% of the time AND valtrex suppressive therapy?
also, could he have hsv1 orally and NEVER have had symptoms in his life? He does not have a history of cold sores as far as he knows.
If they have hsv1 orally, can they also get it genitally?
I know its hard to know for sure since they have not been tested yet, BUT in the mean time while we get the tests sorted out, I would like to put my mind at ease by feeling a bit more knowledgable about hsv1, particularly genital infection. I have not spoken to many people about this other than a close friend, my partner and my doctor, so any insight or perspective that could help me feel a calmer about this would be great, as every time i go online for information I find what seems like blown-out-of-proportion terrifying things and images.
Thank you for your time.
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