I have been concerned that I have herpes-1 on my genitals, but every time I get tested for both 1 and 2 (I've been tested twice) it comes back negative. I have never had blisters, but at times the vulval skin tears (tiny papercuts) and I read that this could be HSV1 symptoms.
I thought I may have been given cold sores by a guy I was seeing (he performed oral sex on me, which is why I am concerned about genital HSV1) but each time my lip tingles, nothing happens - no blisters, it just goes away.
I started drinking kefir, and the vaginal/labia dryness and irritation has flared up. Could his be herxheimer reaction to candida? Or to herpes?
My doctor thinks it's a symptom of the thrush - over dry vagina and labia creates tearing. I don't know what to think - so if anyone has thoughts on this, let me know.