Jump to content
World's Largest Herpes Support Group
Sign in to follow this  
buckeyegirl222

This worked for me

Recommended Posts

buckeyegirl222

if anyone is interested, Benzalkonium Chloride has cleared my OB's twice now. Its that stuff thats pinkinsh when you put it on your skin. I put it on when the OB first comes up, when its still a blister. I just did it last night and woke up and they were gone.

hmm and i just googled it and everything that came up was cold sore treatment lol (ive been using it for type 2 though)

didnt know if this was old news or not, but just sharing the info!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
JBnATL

Never heard of Benzalkonium Chloride

Where do you find it? Do you need a prescription?

JB

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
buckeyegirl222

i found it in my house randomly trying to find rubbing alcohol or peroxide. im pretty sure you don't need a prescription. its just an antiseptic/disinfectant. it says on the bottle for the treatment of minor cuts and wounds. the other day i showed my mom a blister on my foot from wearing heels and she said to use this stuff on because it dries out blisters. i'll post a pic of it here in a min

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
JBnATL

I could not pull up your pics

For some reason your links did not work for me :cry:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
EB2009

Going to walgreens, hope it works for me.(fingers crossed) thanks for sharing your descovery with all of us.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
everyusernameistaken
if anyone is interested, Benzalkonium Chloride has cleared my OB's twice now. Its that stuff thats pinkinsh when you put it on your skin. I put it on when the OB first comes up, when its still a blister. I just did it last night and woke up and they were gone.

hmm and i just googled it and everything that came up was cold sore treatment lol (ive been using it for type 2 though)

didnt know if this was old news or not, but just sharing the info!

Haha, wow. So I just spent a few minutes googling Benzalkonium Chloride. In the middle of a major OB and so of course and willing to slap anything on this monster in the hopes it will work.

Apparently this stuff is what's given to you after you get your ears pierced- the $2.00 bottle at Wal-Mart. It's also used in Lysol, sanitary hand wipes, and as an ingrediant in spermicide :D Interestingly enough, it's one of the main ingredients of Releev, a product I've used with mixed results.

Finally, this from a dentist's website: "A new type of cold sore treatment has recently been introduced that capitalizes on the microbicidal effects of its active ingredient (benzalkonium chloride) to directly act on the cold sore virus. This treatment is available as Viroxyn."

So clearly there's something to this stuff.

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  

Advertisement

Try a Lysine supplement for cold sores

  • The Hive is Thriving!

    • Total Topics
      68,225
    • Total Posts
      455,356
  • Posts

    • Herpeguy562
      Give it a try and report back to us. It's pretty safe vaccine approved by the FDA.
    • Skye249
      Have you tried changing your GP surgery? A decent doctor must surely realise that having back to back outbreaks warrants long term suppressive medication.  Aciclovir is available at very low cost to the NHS. I'd be firm with your doctor in what you'd like to do and make it clear you are educated on the relevant issues.  Don't be ashamed to talk to your GP. It is confidential.  FYI - walk in sexual health clinics (separate health record) are only as allowed to dispense a limited amount on the basis of episodic treatments. 
    • WilsoInAus
      I agree, herpes doesn’t show up as discrete little dots like your pic.
    • HereAndNowLater
      @Kurdt01Thank you! Very validating! And yes many doctors are so uninformed and misinformed it's incredibly frustrating.  ur right in multiple forums I've seen commenters invalidate someone's experience with herpes which is so weird. There's a wealth of experiences similar to both of ours but people put their hands to their ears and drill home "herpes is just a minor rash outbreak, nothing more."
    • friendlyboy
      I got the zinc acetate from an pharmacy in my town, they can't sell reagents but I know the pharmacist. I cost me about 10 € a 50 gr bottle, enough for a decade at the current rate of consumtion. Otherwise it is quite easy to get, you can buy it from a laboratory or even in ebay. I apply the treatment on my glans about 2-3 times a week, I've never had any problem or adverse effect so far.
×

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.