I am 21 years old and I was diagnosed with GH herpes last Thursday. It wasn't actually confirmed yet but I'm 99\\% positive I have it. I broke down when the doctor told me what it might be and I cried a lot the first few days. My boyfriend is very understanding and supportive. I'm not sure where I got it from but my bf gets cold sores sometimes and he had a bad one right before my BO. Not sure if it's possible or if I gave it to him. Anyways I felt like I was the only one going through this, I told my closest friends and they offer kind words but they have no idea what it's like. This thread definitely helped me as I am feeling better about the situation and getting some good tips. It started off with a few sores around my vagina and then it started to move towards my buttocks. It hurts to pee but that bare able I just go in the shower or a tub but I cannot defecate at all. I haven't eaten in a week because the pain is too much. I was prescribed Acyclovir 3x a day for 5 days and it seems to be clearing some of the sores. I also take Epsom salt baths and that has worked well for me it takes a few baths (and dries out the rest of my skin) but it seems to be shrinking the sores and drying them up. I use a hair dryer to dry myself and after that I apply baby powder with aloe to keep it dry down there throughout the day and it is definitely speeding up the healing process. For my rectum area I am not sure if I have a hemorrhoid or if it's just the sores bc I have a slightly enlarged vein but I use hemorrhoidal cream 4x a day and it seems to be helping the pain so maybe I will be able to eat and go again lol. I bough the A+D ointment to cover the sores when I am ready to make a bowel movement but I don't like to use it too much in order to keep it dry down there. Anyways I hope my story has helped, it's good to know I am not alone.
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