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I found out a month ago I tested positive for hsv1 orally at my college. I don’t have outbreaks on my lips at all this has mostly been on my throat. At first in December my doctor back home said it was strep throat so they gave me amoxicillin. The white bumps went away but now I have like a permanent sort of shape on my throat. When I got tested on campus I asked if I needed to take something to make the permanent shape on my throat go away and they said “no only if you have an outbreak”..? Plea

  • Asked by Anonymous in Herpes May 03, 2018
  • Posted on May 09, 2018


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  • Posted on May 16, 2018


    Anonymous

    I'm not sure what you mean by "permanent shape." Is it a painful lump or what? If you have pain and your igg test value is high enough to indicate an active infection that would probably justify taking antivirals. However, letting it run its course and building a strong store of antibodies can help to prevent full-blown symptoms in other areas on your body. Be aware that you likely have exposure in the genital area as well and, while less transmissible than hsv2, direct oral or genital contact with someone with no prior exposure will give them a full-blown primary infection.

  • Posted on May 07, 2018


    Anonymous

    I'm not sure what you mean by "permanent shape." Is it a painful lump or what? If you have pain and your igg test value is high enough to indicate an active infection that would probably justify taking antivirals. However, letting it run its course and building a strong store of antibodies can help to prevent full-blown symptoms in other areas on your body. Be aware that you likely have exposure in the genital area as well and, while less transmissible than hsv2, direct oral or genital contact with someone with no prior exposure will give them a full-blown primary infection.

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