If a drop of herpes HSV-2 virus from the initial outbreak area lands directly on the side/back of your knee, what are the chances of it actually producing sores or a rash down there? I believe this happened to me today. After a minute or so of it being there, I took a wet, cool cloth and wiped it down gently with soap and then rinsed it off? Did I waste my time? I hope so.
I could put active herpes virus all over your arms and legs and let it sit there for a hour and you wouldn't get herpes. It's more than just active virus sitting on the skin - it's the heat and friction of the sex act itself that introduces the virus into the delicate genital skin easier than it would on the thicker skin on the rest of the body.
I haven't had any testing done yet. I have an appointment at Planned Parenthood tomorrow that I made on Thursday. I noticed the bump the same night I started getting "flu-like" symptoms. I saw a doctor on Friday because I realized I had strep throat and he looked at the bump and thought it looked like herpes. He wrote me a prescription for acyclovir in case Planned Parenthood doesn't write prescriptions. :(
I also don't know what the fluid was that landed on my leg. It felt almost like a drop of semen. That wouldn't have made much sense, although I haven't noticed any fluids coming from the sore either.
He wanted to, but I couldn't afford for him to do the lab. I don't have insurance and I barely have money.
Today I tried washing it for the first time and, like an idiot, I used a loufa over it and even with just a really light grazing took the scab off. I honestly didn't think that would happen with such a light touch, even using a loufa. It never really hurt before, but it kinda hurts now and it looks more red and inflamed.
It seems like all I ever do these days is screw things up.
Ok. Thanks. I did take pictures of it for the first 3 days I noticed it. Maybe that could help the doc visually. Do you think the chances of my sore scarring are high now that I appear to have accidentally taken the scar off?
The nurse there said it didn't look like typical herpes, but was suspicious. She wasn't really too helpful. I wish I could just sent you one of my pics so you could take a look at it and see what you thought of it. There was no pain, itching, burning, etc. The best I could describe how it felt was like a pimple.
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