Can genital herpes affect fertility?
1) I've got to alter several regular medications while trying to conceive (requires a bunch of specific planning and effort)... so skipping a month is a royal pain and
2) the stress of TTC and reducing medications (that i take for Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, adhd and crohns) is causing breakouts as often as every other period.
My husband has suggested covering the tiny spot with newskin bandage (waterproof, germ barrier) and just continuing trying to conceive each month regardless of HSV2 symptom. Thoughts?
Chronic prophylaxis advised
Hello Mam, thanks for trusting health care magic.
I would like to know if you have ever taken long term prophylaxis against HSV ever?
In case yes then you can very well try to conceive by covering the spot with a germicidal bandage as in general chronic recurring lesions have low viral content.
Alternatively you can get intrauterine insemination done from a gynecologist at the time of ovulation.
But first consult a skin specialist for prescription of chronic prophylactic therapy in case you haven't had one so far.