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

Witch Hazel helps!

Recommended Posts

GreenEyedGal

Just got over my initial OB, and I found that to help with the swelling and pain, applying Witch Hazel was a miracle help!!! It stung a little, but cleaned well and then reduced the swelling and eased the initial pain of the OB. I applied it in the morning, as well as in the evening. It was an amazing help! Just wanted to share.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
MsLucy

I agree. I was using hydrogen peroxide, which always seemed to help, but last time, I used Witch Hazel and it worked great... better than the HP. Wish I'd thought of it sooner!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
misslady89

Thanks so much for sharing that information! I recently bought some Witch Hazel for bug bites. The itching and swelling reduced so much by the next day. I will definitely use Witch Hazel for my next OB.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
AnonGirl

So how do you apply this to the OB? And how much should be used? Thanks for the tip!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
GreenEyedGal

Because witch hazel is so inexpensive, I just used a steady stream for a few seconds. Use your own judgment on what works for you. I went thru one bottle from Target every approximatly 3 days until everything cleared up. I applied it at least twice a day, more if need be. Best of luck! Hope this helped!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
LittleAussieRed

Hi GreenEyedGal,

Does the sting not cause more of an itch?

I'm new to all of this. Diagnosed 3 weeks ago, and just when I thought I was coming good... BANG, another OB.

The itch is the killer right now. I used aloe vera gel yesterday for it but I've read keeping it dry is better..

I don't care what it is I just want the itch to go away :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
GreenEyedGal

It definitely relieves the discomfort, for me both the itching and burning. But every person is different, so I would suggest trying it and see if it helps!

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

×

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.