Jump to content
World's Largest Herpes Support Group
Sign in to follow this  
CAP86

How do I get rid of the odor after an outbreak?

Recommended Posts

CAP86

A couple days ago I got over my first really bad, traumatic outbreak. While I had it, there was really bad odor that I could smell. It would linger in the bathroom and in my bed. It made my boyfriend sick. Now that my outbreak is pretty much over with, how do I get rid of the smell? It's not as bad as it was, but it's still bothersome. There's all kinds of sprays, wipes, washes, & douches at the stores, but I just don't know what I should buy. Please give me some suggestions! What has worked for you. (BTW...I'm a female.)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ginnyp

You don't want to use a douche. If you have an odor, it's possibly bacterial vaginosis, a condition lots of women get during their first obs. It is treated with antibiotics, I believe flagyl usually. You need to go to the doctor and have them check for it and get prescription. Very common,especially with first obs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
CAP86

Back at my postpartum check up, I was prescribed Nystatin for a less smelly odor I had...before I knew I had herpes. It is an antibiotic. I'm just going to use that since you mentioned getting an Rx for an antibiotic. I forgot I had it until you mentioned getting antibiotics. I looked it up online & I think it should help. Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
SunshineLady

Hi, Cap, your post concerns me for several reasons:

- there are different infections, you really should have it cultured before treating,

- having left-over antibiotics means you didn't take the full course as prescribed, right? Please don't do that again. You may not have cleared it up and it can create antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria. Taking the balance of what you have left in the bottle without getting a prescription for the balance of the full-prescribed amount is not a good idea.

- All medicines from the pharmacy are automatically marked to throw away after 1 year (at least here) but for some medications it really is important not to take them past the expiration date.

Please talk to your doctor first.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • The Hive is Thriving!

    • Total Topics
      69,345
    • Total Posts
      466,675
  • Posts

    • hurryup
      This would be a very very big deal for me. Game changer. 
    • information seeker
      I wondering if anyone knows the status of this drug? I have failed to find much
    • nope1234
      I'm on week 6 of my first OB only had 
    • MikeHerp
      Do you shop at Amazon.com? Next time you shop, you can also automatically donate a portion of the proceeds to the Colorado Alphaherpesvirus Latency Society.  This Society organizes the symposium on latency of herpes viruses.  It was here that Keith Jerome announced that he had edited almost 20%-30% of latent HSV in mice last year. (http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/medicalschool/departments/neurology/CALS/Documents/2018 CALS abstracts.pdf) You have to go through smile.amazon.com to set up ongoing donations whenever you shop through smile.amazon.com. ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Yes, I understand that I must always start at smile.amazon.com to support Colorado Alphaherpesvirus Latency Society. Why is there a separate URL? The AmazonSmile program offers customers a new benefit, making a donation to your favorite charity. We're able to provide this benefit to you when you choose to start your shopping at smile.amazon.com in part because we expect AmazonSmile to grow primarily through word of mouth instead of paid advertising—and this enables us to fund donations to our customers’ favorite organizations.
    • MikeHerp
      WOW, it's true.  So cool!  Thanks for sharing. In my view, for the time being, we can just help support the Colorado Alphaherpesvirus Latency Society, rather than asking Fred Hutch to set something up through Amazon.   Here is an important message though, you have to go through smile.amazon.com to do the donation. According to them:     Yes, I understand that I must always start at smile.amazon.com to support Colorado Alphaherpesvirus Latency Society. Why is there a separate URL? The AmazonSmile program offers customers a new benefit, making a donation to your favorite charity. We're able to provide this benefit to you when you choose to start your shopping at smile.amazon.com in part because we expect AmazonSmile to grow primarily through word of mouth instead of paid advertising—and this enables us to fund donations to our customers’ favorite organizations.  
×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.