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Please help! What can I do to help the itching from herpes?


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I was diagnosed with herpes yesterday. I've had it for 5 days now. The Dr put me on Valtrex 1gm twice daily. What can I do about the itching? It really is unbearable! I've tried Vagisil and I've tried Destin cream. Neither have worked. I can deal with the pain and stinging. The itching is what brings me to my knees. I can't sleep, I haven't been able to return to work. The blisters have popped, they're bleeding, and hopefully will start scabbing over very soon!!! Do you have any suggestions? I know the very first outbreak is the worst!

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Hey Jordie and welcome!

 

Sorry it's been a (literal) pain for you! Yes, itching is a common thing. And yes, the first herpes outbreak is always the worst. So if you can make it through this, you'll make it through the rest like a breeze ... :)

 

Under the FAQ section — http://bit.ly/1JnVfXK — there are a whole bunch of previous posts on this subject. I'll copy and paste them for your convenience here. And let us know if you have any further questions!

 

http://herpeslife.com/herpes-forum/discussion/1007/my-body-started-itching-today-is-it-a-sign-of-another-herpes-outbreak/p1

http://herpeslife.com/herpes-forum/discussion/1230/body-sensitivity-beforeafter-herpes-outbreaks/p1

http://herpeslife.com/herpes-forum/discussion/1242/itching-after-herpes-outbreak/p1

http://herpeslife.com/herpes-forum/discussion/1327/help-please-itching-from-herpes/p1

http://herpeslife.com/herpes-forum/discussion/1488/just-diagnosed-with-herpes-and-everything-itches/p1

http://herpeslife.com/herpes-forum/discussion/1749/herpes-itch/p1

http://herpeslife.com/herpes-forum/discussion/2500/itchy-during-herpes-healing-process/p1

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