Scabies, or Herpes? HELP?

SweetGirl1783 Community Member April 11, 2011
  • I’m seventeen, very conservative. I’m a virgin. So…no sex involved here. And this is so, so embarrassing for me. I’ve noticed red, itchy areas around the outside of my vagina. I don’t shave there. The first thing I could think of was that it’s scabies; they’re not raised off my skin like a pimple, though they’re a little dry. Thing is, I think I’ve had them for awhile and may have ignored them throughout the years when they weren‘t bothering me. When I was little---around seven--- I had a sleep over with my best friend and she touched me. There was skin-to-skin contact. I’m not sure if Herpes is anything like Scabies…omygod. If it is, I’d really like to know. Though I don’t think Herpes is as…inconspicuous as this? I’ve never told my parents about this because I guess I was scared at the time. And through the years, this itch hasn’t been anything I couldn’t pass off as just a little skin irritation. Even now they aren’t unbearable, neither do they constantly itch, but they are visible. I’m just a little wierded out by how many years have passed. Could Scabies mites live that long, without actually spreading to any other family member? I there’s an herbal remedy out there that will positively work, I’d like to get ahold of that info. I know I should probably get this checked out, so please don’t stress that as much in your answer! I’m looking for some alternatives here.
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    Erin
    Mar. 06, 2013
    It may be uncomfortable for you but I suggest you talk to your friend about it. If she doesn't have it, you most likely don't have it either. Herpes outbreaks can happen if you start your period, are under a lot of stress or for a variety of different reasons. I would try hydrocortisone cream for the itching and burning. I know scabies may not live that long,...
    RHMLucky777
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    It may be uncomfortable for you but I suggest you talk to your friend about it. If she doesn't have it, you most likely don't have it either. Herpes outbreaks can happen if you start your period, are under a lot of stress or for a variety of different reasons. I would try hydrocortisone cream for the itching and burning. I know scabies may not live that long, but they get on your furniture in your bed and in your clothes. You could have possibly kept on reinfecting yourself. They can only live about 2 days without a host. That's the best advice I can give you. You need support right now and if you feel comfortable with it, tell someone you can trust and let them be there for you and help you through this