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I want to try antiviral drugs for my painful itching

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14 years. I have "outbreaks" I think with red bumps, some very painful. Lack of sleep and stress tend to make it worse.

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I'm wondering if i should take an antiviral drug to curb an outbreak i think i am having. I have an ongoing issue with painful itching all over my body. Ive visited many doctors with no proper diagnosis. Tried A few things like stool samples, blood tests. Many blood tests. All come back "clear".Ive done a live culture of one of my cold sores before and they said it came back negative for anything. They claim it be folliculitis and prescribed doxycycline twice. i only took it once for two weeks followed by probiotic, I did not feel confident doing it again after waiting 2 months to check in. Makes me very sick too. They claim to have no other options for me. I'm afraid to take any antibiotics since i feel this current outbreak [1 year and 3 months now} was caused by taking ciproflaxin after getting an ultrasound to check my testicles for bumps.I get horrible tinging and itching all over my body that comes and goes through out the year. Red bumps appear, some small and some very big and painful. HSV testing says some exposure but not infected. But i have discovered that only a western blot test can test for HSV infection, so i cant say its not HSV. Also Every girl I make Physical contact with gets it too, but they never talk to me after exposure to tell me that i gave them something. they block me off thinking i know i have something, but my doctors tell me its ok to mate...when its not. I can add photosDo antiviral drugs work only for specific viruses, and would taking an antiviral help with these outbreaks i have. Photos available just ask. Also what kind of anti parasite remedies would you recommend. thanks
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Antiviral drugs only work for specific viruses. There are antiviral drugs that can help with HSV infections, but there is no evidence that diffuse tingling and itching can be due to HSV, and there is no evidence that an antiviral can help with diffuse tingling and itching.

I would be glad to review photos, but even before seeing the photos, the symptoms you describe would not be due to HSV.

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These do not look like they are due to a virus. They could be a bacterial infection, and topical or oral antibiotics may help.

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