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I am 23 and I was diagnosed with HSV1 on my genitals about 8 weeks ago. It all started when I had received oral sex from a friend of mine on a few occasions way back in April and had symptoms of jock itch. I thought maybe it could have just been because of his saliva or something and bought a topical cream for it. Then months went by and I still had it but I thought maybe it was dry skin. In the middle of September I woke up one morning with horrible diarrhea and headaches and a couple days later I was shaving my genitals and thought I had cut myself. One day later I had around 25 sores which escalated to possibly over 100 all around my entire genital area. I didn't want to believe that it was herpes but I just knew it was. It took me a week and a half to get into my gyno and in that time I was going through the worst pain I've ever endured. I did a ton of research and prepared myself for the worst. By the time I had gotten into my dr I had come to terms with having it and thought there's no reason to freak out because it is controllable and I'm going to have to deal with it anyways. My boyfriend (who isn't the guy that gave it to me) freaked out but was supportive. He was tested and it came back negative but he has in the back of his head that I got it from cheating on him which isn't possible since I never have ( he's been hurt by girls before) but now he hasn't been to my place in 8 weeks because I think he's afraid to have sex with me again. I got fired from my job a week after I found out I have herpes, I haven't gotten unemployment, and I've just been having such a hard time lately. I tried staying positive but now I keep thinking how no one is ever going to want to have sex with me again.
Well, anyways, I have the jock itch symptoms back and if anyone has any reccomendations on how to control the itch that would be helpful! Or has anyone ever had such a large dormant time before their first outbreak?
I tried a lot of the home remedies I read on here when I had the outbreak and the Tylenol PM paste worked wonders!!! I crushed up 4 tablets, put in a pump of anbesol, a drop of warm water and mixed it up, put it would totally numb it for almost an entire day. I also got a prescrip of Valtrex and once I started taking that it began clearing up. Also, when I got out of the shower I would blow dry my vaginal area and that helped a lot. It's nice to know that I'm not alone.

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This is gross! Really Kalie Thomas?! TMI! o_O

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