So Many Questions
I got shocked this week with news of HSV2 - small sore on the back of my thigh that didn't clear up (waited to see a Dermatologist 2 wks.) - culture came back positive. My partner is going for blood work but he's never had any symptoms, we've been together almost 2 yrs. & I'm confident we're monogomous. So much confusing info out there about transmission, don't think I'll ever know for sure when (& whom I got this from). Can blood tests tell how long I've had this?? Could it have been dormant from year's ago?? I'm recuperating - finally my sore is healing - still very raw! What topical cream or ointment helps the best with healing process once sore dries?? Like many here I'm sure, I'm spending a small fortune on supposed remedies, (in addition to out-of-pocket $$$'s for Valtrex - next time acyclovir) Lycine, O2 Plus & DMSO cream, Herdox, Lemon Balm, Cat's Claw, to name a few. Also, I don't have any vaginal symptoms now - should I expect them? With having had unprotected sex with this first outbreak - what are chances I gave my boyfriend HSV if its only visible on my thigh - would he contract by touching sore to open skin?
These are just a few of my many concerns. I have appt. with regular Dr. and hope to get more answers and better support than I felt I got from the Dermatologist, who seemed so blase, matter of fact about it. Thanks for any advice you can give me...