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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!

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JBnATL

Never heard of Benzalkonium Chloride

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

JB

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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

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JBnATL

I could not pull up your pics

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

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EB2009

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

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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.

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