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HSV-1 under the nose?

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BeachyBoy

It seems like most of the viewers either have it on their lips or down south. I only get ob's under my nose, is anyone else like this? If so, what do you use to limit the ob or dry it up? I'm on L-Lysine, Echinacea, healthy diet and exercise. I only get ob's about 2-3 times a year but they last for almost 2 weeks. Tea-bags don't seem to do anything and cortizone cream only takes the sting away. Any help would be extremely appreciated.

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Flatfooter

I understand.

We're in the same boat bro... The only place I ever get em in directly under my left nostril, have been for ten years. And in my opinion its the hardest to hide. And just as you my obs last for two solid weeks...four or five times a year. Ive started to get them unnoticeable by the 4th day now though...

1st, get some Acyclovir, 400mgs.. Take at least two per day at the onset, continue throughout.

2nd Lysine, at least 3000mgs perday throught out

3rd B-Complex, Zinc, Vitamin C, and a Multivitamin throught out...

Also, absolutely do not touch it. Just wash in the shower with warm water. No alcohol, peroxide, and def NO CORTIZONE...

Good luck..

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BeachyBoy

Hopeful

Thank you so much for the insight. Is it ok to get the generic kind from Target? I don't have insurance... I'm on day 9 now and its not getting any better and work is soooo embarrassing. I just want them to go away!

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Flatfooter

Yo..

Dude, generic is fine.. All Acyclovir is generic now, and vitamins are regulated by the fda so all are the same, except for obvious appearences but thats irrelevant. I can currently go from first sign to nobody telling in exactly seven days with episodic treatment alone.. But, I reccomend taking 400mg twice daily and 1gram lysine once daily for suppressive purposes. That should limit you to about 1 OB per year with mild symptoms. From target or walmart the combo should cost you about $45 per month without insurance...

Now, dont let the doctor give you grief about the Acyclovir, ask for 400mg, twice daily to suppress. He'll be happy you did research. And dont let him give you Valtrex, you'll only take it once a day but itll cost you 3 times as much at least. Acyclovir works just as well but you take it twice vs once per day...

Also, dont pick, squeeze, or scratch.. that'll shave off a few days on its own...

Any specific questions???

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BeachyBoy

I'm now down to only one single white bump. All the redness has completely gone away but this freakin bump won't disappear! I want to squeeeeeze!!! arrrgg.

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Flatfooter

dont squeeezzzeeeee...

Fight the urge...... You can do it.......and Im guessin your outside alot..

wear a hat of sunscreen,, and wait a few days.... itll go away...

Treatment workin out?

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BeachyBoy

Life is good...

Thanks for all the support and help over the last two weeks bro. It was nice to finally hear from someone who has the same symptoms as me. Are you taking anything daily to minimize obs or do you just medicate when you feel an ob coming on? I got acyclovir and all the supplements for future obs. I just feel if I'm not having symptoms why waste the money?!?

I work out pretty consistently but I do enjoy the booze on the weekends....

Anything to minimize these future occurrences?

Thanks again!

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Cooool...

No worries, glad to hear that helped.. When you have an outbreak, I know that it seems that this website is all you have...

As for future outbreaks, you can deal with them as they arise, or prevent them all together if you dont mind staying on top of it. You have two choices, you can one- ve really healthy; special diet, no sun, no liquor, plenty of sleep, and probably manage it very well. Or you can take some supplements with Acyclovir and live just about however you want..

For that, youll need to take- 1gm or lysine daily, 1 multivitamin daily, and 400mg acyclovir twice daily. If you go to wallmart you can take 2 200mg tablets twice daily as they are reallly cheap there. I think they are on the $4.00 list, which means about $8.00 per month...

Let me know how it goes, Later ...

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notlikinghsv

Hi

I also get them under my nose. Not on my lips. Well actually the last two I got were on the skin between my nose and my lips. Such an odd location. Does not seem many get it in this location.

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ntdc

i get it on my nose and under my nose as well, its terrible takes forever go away

obs once ever few weeks UNFORTUNATELY acylovir was no help either episodic or suppression :(

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try using releev or viroxyn on it, the stains in the picture are from releev.

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