Should herpes in the groin area be treated? - Online Doctor Chats
Let me read your query for few minutes to be able to have a good discussion here.
I have few questions now
Where is the outbreak
How long it is been?
I have some find bumps in the groin area
in the past 2 weeks
fine bumps...that is
Is it itchy or redness?
well it's not itchy
and I really cant see the area
it's a small area, but I can feel them
no, no other symptoms
except I seem to be hypertensive, my blood pressure is in the 130's
Do you take any other medicine?
Did you had similar outbreak in the past?
I was diagnosed about 2yrs ago with hsv-2, but I never had an outbreak or treatment
So the current rash is similar to the one you had two yrs back
I am just wondering if I should be treated at some point,
no, this is the first time I ever had a rash
On what basis was diagnosis made 2 yr back?
a blood test
Herpes is a clinical diagnosis and not come out of blood testss
ok, not sure I understand your question then
Now I suspect if you really have a Herpes outbreak now because you never had any prodromal symptoms
Let us suppose you have Herpes outbreak now, you may not need medicine as nothing will be effective after 48 hours after outbreak
and wait for scab
ok...there is no itching or redness
I doubt your age preponderance hence was probing details
I appreciate your patience
back to clinical diagnosis, not sure what you mean.... when you say herpes does not show in a blood test
What I mean is, a blood test showing Herpes antibodies does not confirm a current infection
So in summary I suggest you to wait out and let the scab form by itself
and in short , I don't need medicine on a continued basis to prevent outbreaks?
I am assuming, you mean, yes I do not?
Vit C and Zinc supplements to boost immunity
You do not need medicine to prevent outbreaks
Keep the area dry
Warm baths may help
does herpes outbreak, contributes to hypertension?
Not heard of
anything I can do to reduce the possibility of transmission other than wearing a condom
Restrict alcohol and smoking
ok...thank you much
Did you follow what I said? Can you summarize our discussion?
Vitamin c, zn supplements, restrict alcohol and tobacco, eat healthy, stress free and practice good hygiene
Good. Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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