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What are these sores?

For the last 2 years I have been suffering with horrendous outbreaks of sores - these looks more like areas of erosion never any blisters and intense out of this world itching. These come and go very frequently. I go through having symptoms every other week for a period of 4 months then I’ll have nothing then it’ll all start weekly again. It tends to be triggered by intercourse. I have had 6 swab tests for herpes at the time of an outbreak - ALL ARE NEGATIVE. after a year of having symptoms I had an IGG test for HSV 1 and HSV 2 and both were negative (HSV1 0.1 and HSV2 0.5). Is there any chance it could still be herpes?

I have recently had a vulvar biopsy which has ruled out the likes of lichen sclerosis, lichen planus, bechets, psoriasis ect ect ect.

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It sounds like all the important diagnoses have been excluded.

Have you tried antithrush cream as a preventitive?


the biopsy also ruled out any fungal infection too!


but maybe worth a try with some antifungal cream - it can't do any harm and may help especailly if a combined steroid /antifungal.

It sounds like your options now are trying a few off beat things



Hi J, I don't know if your still having the problem, but what you have could be a Complicated yeast infection, so if your still have this problem you need to be seen by a gynecologist and have tests done why your in the outbreak.

Are you shaved, if not it would be a good idea to be, so when you have this outbreak it can be seen a lot better.

For now use coconut oil daily round your vulva and just inside your lips, see if that helps.