I will be going tomorrow to get checked out. I want to get the lession tested, not just be treated for herpes. I want to know if it is herpes zoster, herpes 1 or 2.....which tests should I ask for? I have been reading about it all and it seems that doctors often dismiss a lession as herpes wo checking. Also, if it is herpes I think the long term use of valtrex is the way to go bc it seems to help the best overall.....is that true? I currently take synthroid for hypothyroidism.....will there be any issue with staying on valtrex? Also, I have read that l-lysine helps and aginine does not as far as onset of future breakouts.....what is arginine in? I know this is a lot, but I am trying to educate myself before going to the doctor. I am completely mortified that it might be herpes bc I have a steady boyfriend and neither of us has been exposed to genital herpes, but he might have herpes 1 from cold sores....never had any cold sores, but has sensitive skin. Could he have given it to me wo presenting symptoms?
Are there any good topical creams that help deaden pain and snuff out the herpes lession? I have seen some items on line but don't want to get taken by inneffective products. thx