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  1. JoyinChrist

    Help!!

    I perhaps should also mention that in the past week I’ve had a bandaid on my fingers for dry skin, a paper cut, my lip for dry skin and a Zit (I’ve never had a cold sore) my Temple for dry skin. I removed all of the bandages after 24 hours when I realized that there were no blisters or pain. I’m like walking around in fear that herpes is going to be all over my body. I had one outbreak on my buttocks in 12 weeks. My husband has lived with this for years with very few outbreaks. I just have this overwhelming fear that I’m going to pass this to my child which would devastate me Im lik
  2. JoyinChrist

    Help!!

    Maybe. Could just be dry skin. I wouldn’t have noticed if I wasn’t worrying about everything and super inspecting my whole body and worrying about every bump. It’s not a cluster. It’s one tiny something. Doesn’t weep, itch or hurt. Is not red or swollen. I’ve got a bandaid on it anyways. Changing my toddler with gloves in. Just to be precautious...so over all the worryv
  3. JoyinChrist

    Help!!

    Someone please give me some advice!! I contracted genital herpes from my husband who has had it for years. I have had one outbreak on my buttocks on August 6th. I had one negative blood test and one that was positive (test done on September 27) due to a high amount of antibodies. I am seriously ocd and quite a germ freak. I’m washing my hands raw and they are always dry and maybe have tiny cuts due to lots of washing and sanitizing. However in August I did accidentally touch my sores in the shower and immediately scrubbed my hands like a surgeon. I also used to just hand wash my body in the shower because dirty washcloths also freaked me out. Today when I was inspecting my hands with a flashlight I found a tiny bump or blister or callus on the inside of my ring finger on one hand and the inside of pinky on another hand. They don’t itch, they don’t burn. I did try to squeeze them and nothing came out or popped which made my finger sore but they aren’t particularly painful to the touch. I wouldn’t have even noticed them i don’t think if I wasn’t super inspecting my hand. I have a toddler in diapers and mynworlds biggest fear is that I will pass this to her. What do you guys think? Think these are herpes blisters or that I’m just losing it? I know i have antibodies so I’m thinking it’s probably unlikely that I autoinocculated one of each of my fingers especially since my obsession for hand washing but I wanted some opinions and encouragement... thanks in advance
  4. JoyinChrist

    Help please

    Someone please give me some advice!! I contracted genital herpes from my husband who has had it for years. I have had one outbreak on my buttocks on August 6th. I had one negative blood test and one that was positive (test done on September 27) due to a high amount of antibodies. I am seriously ocd and quite a germ freak. I’m washing my hands raw and they are always dry and maybe have tiny cuts due to lots of washing and sanitizing. However in August I did accidentally touch my sores in the shower and immediately scrubbed my hands like a surgeon. I also used to just hand wash my body in the shower because dirty washcloths also freaked me out. Today when I was inspecting my hands with a flashlight I found a tiny bump or blister or callus on the inside of my ring finger on one hand and the inside of pinky on another hand. They don’t itch, they don’t burn. I did try to squeeze them and nothing came out or popped which made my finger sore but they aren’t particularly painful to the touch. I wouldn’t have even noticed them i don’t think if I wasn’t super inspecting my hand. I have a toddler in diapers and mynworlds biggest fear is that I will pass this to her. What do you guys think? Think these are herpes blisters or that I’m just losing it? I know i have antibodies so I’m thinking it’s probably unlikely that I autoinocculated one of each of my fingers especially since my obsession for hand washing but I wanted some opinions and encouragement... thanks in advance
  5. JoyinChrist

    Help please!!

    Someone please give me some advice!! I contracted genital herpes from my husband who has had it for years. I have had one outbreak on my buttocks on August 6th. I had one negative blood test and one that was positive (test done on September 27) due to a high amount of antibodies. I am seriously ocd and quite a germ freak. I’m washing my hands raw and they are always dry and maybe have tiny cuts due to lots of washing and sanitizing. However in August I did accidentally touch my sores in the shower and immediately scrubbed my hands like a surgeon. I also used to just hand wash my body in the shower because dirty washcloths also freaked me out. Today when I was inspecting my hands with a flashlight I found a tiny bump or blister or callus on the inside of my ring finger on one hand and the inside of pinky on another hand. They don’t itch, they don’t burn. I did try to squeeze them and nothing came out or popped which made my finger sore but they aren’t particularly painful to the touch. They aren’t swollen. They aren’t red. I wouldn’t have even noticed them i don’t think if I wasn’t super inspecting my hand. I have a toddler in diapers and mynworlds biggest fear is that I will pass this to her. What do you guys think? Think these are herpes blisters or that I’m just losing it? I know i have antibodies so I’m thinking it’s probably unlikely that I autoinocculated one of each of my fingers especially since my obsession for hand washing but I wanted some opinions and encouragement... thanks in advance
  6. So I just found out I have herpes...I had one negative blood test followed by a positive one a month later. My husband has had genital herpes for a year but rarely has out breaks so I always knew there was a possibility that I would get it. I have had one outbreak in two months. Heres the thing...I am so obsessive. We have a toddler and I am spending so much time worrying about her catching this. I’m washing my hands about 7 million times a day. Any time I touch the waistband of my pants. My dr called me in a prescription for Valtrex because she knows about my worrisome tendencies but then I read about the side effects and so now I’m worries to take it. I’ve always dealt with a bit of depression, anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder and I’m so afraid this medicine will make those things worse. I guess my question is do I need to be taking it if my partner already has it. My dr says it’s highly unlikely to spread to my child through every day living but I just need to do everything in my power to protect her. My outbreak was on the top of my buttocks and my daughter sleeps in our bed and I always sleep in pants but I’m so worried she’ll accidentally touch it. My husband has had it for my daughter’s whole life but by w with me I’m worrying so much more for some reason. Part of me, the rational part, just wants to calm down about it. My outbreak really wasn’t severe. It’s gone now. My daughter hasn’t caught it from my husband who doesn’t worry about much about it at all. The other part of me is going through bottles of hand sanitizer and is afraid to go swimming with my beautiful girl. i guess I’m just looking for some comfort and reassurance and thoughts on the medications. Thank you!
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