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my gf just had an outbreak of a rash in the middle of her back. previous to the onset of the rash, she experienced a backpain which has continued till today (D+5).
Also she is feeling a general malaise that comes and goes with recurrent headaches.
From time to time (every other year) she gets cold sores in her lip, but this time its bigger and in the middle of the back.
She believes its shingles, but she's no sure. She went to demarthologist and really did not specify
what type of herpes she had.
I'm afraid in two levels :
1) can this be a form of genital herpes even if is not in the genital area?
2) she has shingles which means her inmune system is weak caused by something even more serious.
how can we distinguish the type of herpes she has? she refuses to take a test.
I encourage you both to seek out type specific herpes igg blood testing to see who has what. you can't make educated decisions about what precautions to take together for sex until you know each others statuses.
dermathologist just quickly prescribed acyclovir or something.
she just also show me some scattered rash in her left foot (smaller), however, they dont itch nor hurt.
Do the locations and symptoms resemble one specific type of herpes?
i'm scare to death now as i feel i might just transmitted something, eventhough i dont have any symptoms.
I will do an STD screening to see if i have something. then i will try to encourage her to go and get tested.
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