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Monday, December 22, 2008 rose123, Community Member, asks

Q: unbearable itching

-i have been taking valtrex for 7 days and am feeling a little better but about 4 days ago I began having intense itching which I would say almost feels like a yeast infection but my inner thighs rectum and buttocks itch as this normal??????? Please someone help what can I take to make it go away I can't even go to work bc I can't stops scratcing .....I have no lesions that r drying up and healing and have tried everything .....balmex, aloe,monistat even cortaid .....what do I do??
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dean, Community Member
12/26/08 10:59pm

It sounds almost like you are having some sort of alergic reaction. You might try an antihistimine to try to stop the itching - something like benadryl. Have you considered some sort of herbal remedy instead of valtrex, since you seem to be having problems.

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By rose123, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/19/10, First Published: 12/22/08