Continuation of previous post-iv been noticing something like ingrown hair on my thighs constantly. Could that be Hsv? Can it constantly stay active like that?
Hsv 1 was 4, 2 was 18. Then it dropped to 3.9 and 15 2 weeks later.
The symptoms I experienced after when I think I contracted Hsv were not usual or mild. Severe body aches pains, low grade fever and very lethargic. I’m a very active person in general and those were severe enough to keep me bed bound for 2 days. I may have had outbreaks right away that I may not have paid attention to. I was not even thinking of possibly having an STI until I was tested. I remember having a lump between the fold of my thigh and genitals and I thought it was an ingrown hair or something. Don’t know how swollen lymph nodes look like and if it was one. After the diagnosis, I did have an outbreak that was classic herpes lesion. I could tell it was herpes because now I knew how outbreaks look like. Have been having an genital outbreak pretty much every month. Never had oral outbreaks.
I was started on valtrex 500mg once daily, no outbreaks ever since. I have been experiencing constant anal burning though, no lesions or blisters just pain burning and the skin sometimes appears pink when stretched. This started after a couple of episodes of straining due to constipation that led to bleeding. There are some internal hemorrhoids/ fissures per GI. Since it has been going on for about 3months now and not relieved by prescribed medications I wonder if anal pain, burning and fissures could be because of Hsv? If so, do I need to increase valtrex dose or see an ID?
Also, I’m immunocompromised, could this be an opportunistic infection and not related to sex? Thoughts?