I just found out I have genital herpes around the 1st of March. When I got a culture, the results were negative--I will get a blood test soon to confirm. But, I do have it. I haven't had a break from the blisters for 6 or 7 weeks. Every time I am close to healing, a new outbreak pops up. Has anyone else had this experience? I have been eating well, taking supplements, trying all the natural remedies. Today, I felt a new blister starting. I soaked in a acv, tea tree oil, hydrogen peroxide, and epsom salt bath 3 times x 20 minutes each today. Inbetween, I blowdried and applied Abreva and sometimes Zilactin, also some Miracle Lips with bee propolis. I have been attacking this outbreak, seeing if I can get it to NOT spread. So far, so good. It is staying at bay, but it has been an all day project. Can anyone give me an idea about how long initial outbreaks can last and when they might start settling down? I haven't been able to have sex with my husband in months, and I am trying to be patient and positive and not be stressed (I was very stressed at first). My husband has had the virus for 17 years. We have been together for 7 and I've never contracted the virus until now. It is so much harder to deal with than I realized. Thanks so much for this site; it has helped me stay calm and find positive ways to help.
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