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Does hand sanitizer kill the herpes virus? If so, is it just the alcohol based ones?

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Yes they do, because alcohol with a content of 70% kills the HSV virus within seconds. Therefore when you buy a hand sanitizer, lookout for the one which is more then 70% alcohol or 70%

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    • WilsoInAus
      As you can see, this is 75% inference. I actually do not disagree with it though, the argument is very plausible. However as you can also see, this confirms that herpes DOES NOT cause nerve damage! Thanks for posting that @Seeker1960 that is exactly the one I recall that summarises Dr Halford's view perfectly. But that isn't the point. The first point is that SJW should always be mentioned in conjunction with the fact that it cannot be taken in conjunction with birth control. Luckily people on here such as @Sanguine108 are not medical professionals or have much medical knowledge otherwise they would be the subject of medical malpractice actions. Next, nerve regeneration is not necessary for herpes as the nerves are not damaged. That is simply a figment of the imagination that perpetuates itself as a myth pretty much limited to dodgy websites that has little place on this credible one. Wouldn't you agree?
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    • Seeker1960
      @Sanguine108 In support of what you said; This is how Bill Halford responded to someone who had HSV related neuralgia. "Hi Corina,

      I believe that the “constant prodrome symptoms” you describe are what I would consider a form of neuralgia; that is, (1) a sensation of pain, itching, or burning in the anogenital region that was infected with HSV-2, and (2) which is completely disproportionate to what you can see externally.

      I am no neuroscientist, but my best guess is that this chronic neuralgia (chronic prodrome) is caused by inflammation in the sacral ganglia coming off the lower backbone. This is where latent HSV-2 lives….in neurons of the peripheral nervous system, and typically in the sacral ganglia coming off the lower segments of the backbone.

      An important thing to remember is that the neurons that HSV-2 infects are sensory neurons. The primary cell body of these neurons is in the sacral ganglia, but they send long thin axons (like a fiber optic cable) out to the anogenital region of your body and into the spinal column (where the signals are relayed to your brain). When you are healthy, these sensory neurons only send signals (i.e., fire off like spark plugs) when there is a legitimate sensory input from the skin / epithelium in your anogenital region. A “legitimate input” that should cause neuron firing is touch, pressure, heat, pain, etc. I believe that in people with HSV-2, prodrome / neuralgia are what happen when cells of the immune system attack the infected neurons in the sacral ganglia. These attacks and inflammation in the ganglia cause the neurons to “misfire” in a way that is completely disproportionate to what is happening on the outside. Nonetheless, your brain tries to interpret these neuronal misfirings, and I believe that it interprets them as pain, itching, and burning that is disproportionate to what is happening on the surface. In many ways I believe that this is similar to the post-herpetic neuralgia that people experience after shingles, but is not nearly as intense and debilitating as what happens after shingles (i.e., a recurrence of VZV infection).

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      Please provide studies that show that either herpes causes nerve damage that actually needs regeneration. Yes there is pain associated with herpes, but it has nothing to do with nerve damage and Dr Halford openly admits this. Please review his research, particularly around oxidative stress etc. but even Bill has not been able to prove actual nerve damage. He admits this in numerous posts to those posting to him. Neuralgia does not equate to nerve damage, it is a broader term that includes nerve damage and other pains and issues. Hence the question remains, just what does SJW do for herpes?
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      Hey remember you are allowed as many enquiries as you like! When adults receive a primary HSV-1 infection, it is no mere trifle. You will get multiple blisters all around your mouth. A single tiny bump is a sign of a recurrent outbreak, not a primary. It is hence much more likely you had an ailment that brought on a recurrent outbreak. You cannot transmit this oral infection to your genitals, doesn't happen. Do you have a partner at present?
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