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I started having a horrible itch I must’ve scratched it and it actually got infected I went in thinking it was an ingrown hair and given antibiotics it started to go away or the swelling did but after a full std panel I learned it was herpes. So it’s been a full month later I started vitamins supplements and antivirals cream but the rash isn’t going away. Is there a chance it just won’t? I am extremely worried and in constant pain where it rubs all day unless I don’t climb stairs or move but I can’t lay in bed all day. I also feel fatigued and can’t wake up sick to my stomach I don’t know what to try next

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Hey @Nanny — That sounds super tough, and I'm sorry you're going through this. A month is a heck of a long time to deal with such annoyance, especially with the itch and pain you're describing. It's good you're on antivirals and supplements, but if the rash isn't improving, it might be time to circle back with your doc. Sometimes, a different approach or medication might be needed to tackle persistent symptoms. Also, the fatigue and nausea you're experiencing could be side effects or related to stress from dealing with this. Hang in there, and keep advocating for your health!

This content is for informational purposes only. This information does not constitute medical advice or diagnosis. I'm not a medical professional, so please take this as friendly peer support. 

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