I assume you are taking your acyclovir 400mg 2x/day as suppressive therapy?
lysine really doesn't do much for herpes. 1000mg a day does nothing in studies to help speed healing. same with no evidence that taking extra vitamin c or zinc is helpful with herpes either. You can up your dose of acyclovir to 800mg 3x/day when you have an ob for 2 days to help speed healing of lesions.
your skin opening up from the initial ob isn't a herpes issue. sounds like the skin has thinned and isn't healing properly. you should see your gyn about this. you might need topical estrogen cream for a few months to strengthen the skin again even though you are young.
genital herpes absolutely, positively will not interfere with you wanting to pursue a career in nursing. first off, unless you are having sex with someone, it's not something you even have to mention to folks so your employer and your coworkers won't know you have herpes unless you tell them!! we never, ever have the sort of contact it takes to transmit the virus with our patients.View Thread
Talking about std testing is NORMAL and something we all should be doing EVERY TIME before we have sex with a new partner :)
also if you are searching for prior posts on a particular topic and come across one that is 40 posts long, it's best to read it and then ask any questions you have in a new post. when posts get that long, they get really hard to follow and your concerns tend to get lost in the other posts View Thread
Even though this forum is also currently labeled "sexual conditions", it's really just std related. If you have something that isn't std related like erectile dysfunction, general sex issues ( masturbation, vaginitis, pregnancy risk etc ) or lack of sex drive - there are more appropriate forums specifically on those you'll get better answers at so it's best to post there.
when you post, it's helpful to tell us your gender, the last time you had sex and any testing you've had done so far.
it's easiest for us to help you if you just keep adding to your post instead of making multiple new posts. it's hard for us to hunt down prior posts on this new format webmd recently changed to plus it really uses up a lot of our time when we have to hunt for prior posts. It really does help us help you better
Also anonymous posting certainly has it's place, especially if you are a regular here on other exchanges and don't want the folks in your healthy eating exchange for instance to know that you had std concerns but if you are only posting on this forum, picking a name and using it is most helpful for us. Hard to keep track of who is anonymous3456 and who is anonymous3457 whereas we stand a better chance of remembering who cupcake93 is
also please keep in mind, everyone, including Terri , is volunteering their time here. Please be polite and patient and we try to do the same for you