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What do you use to stop the chafing. I can't even wear pants or underwear because it rubs on my OB. Walking and sitting both kill which means going to work where I don't have a couch or a bed to ly on really sucks. I just found out today that I have HSV and started Valtrex. I'm hoping it works miracles and tomorrow its not so bad. What do you suggest using to help? I was using vagisil but it made it too dry and stung, then hydro-cortizone which worked ok but I had to keep reaplying and I know it thins out and can bleach your skin. My doctor suggested vasoline which I am using now which helps stop the burning when I pee but still hurts too walk. HELP!! :confused: -frazzled

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there is a really good "chafing" thing from the monistat company, its like silky powder its amazing. http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=152485&catid=33587&trx=GFI-0-EVGR-11690&trxp1=33587&trxp2=152485&trxp3=1&trxp4=1&btrx=BUY-GFI-0-EVGR-11690

yup use vaseline or a&d ointment.

to help w/ the clothing rubbing, you can apply gauze bandages, like a sqaure and tape it to a area thats not having a outbreak so you pretty much completly cover the outbreak area.

when u pee, while at home, a non painfull way is to to it in the tub- fill it up strech out and go.

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Thank You

Thank You.... God now I'm crying again. I know it sounds silly and maybe I'm just emotional because I just found out but I am so glad I found this site. Doctors can only tell you so much and shove you out a door. Its diffrent hearing things from people who are actually experiancing the same things that you are. The B* actually left alone in the room when I started crying.

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Herpes Home Remedies - pain relief

What do you use to stop the chafing. I can't even wear pants or underwear because it rubs on my OB. Walking and sitting both kill which means going to work where I don't have a couch or a bed to ly on really sucks.

Try a few of the tips on our Herpes Home Remedies page, these might help give temporary relief for the pain (including pain when urinating).

These tips may help with the chaffing:

  • IF POSSIBLE, wear long, loose fitting, cotton slacks to act as a barrier between your skin
  • Apply Aloe vera gel to the redness to soothe and repair the irritation (or some other agent that soothes and restores)
  • Use a non-allergenic powder to help prevent rubbing

I was using vagisil but it made it too dry and stung, then hydro-cortizone which worked ok but I had to keep reaplying and I know it thins out and can bleach your skin. HELP!! :confused: -frazzled

Avoid any steroidal cream during an outbreak. Cortisone cream should definitely not be used for herpes, as it can make the condition worse.

Product Specs:

Hydrocortisone Cream

Do not use Hydrocortisone cream if you have ever had an allergic reaction to:

* Hydrocortisone

Do not use Hydrocortisone cream if you have:

* a viral skin infection (such as herpes simplex, cold sores, shingles or chicken pox),

* a fungal skin infection (such as thrush, tinea or ringworm),

* Tuberculosis condition of the skin,

* Vaccinia (cowpox: a viral disease passed from cattle),

* Varicella (a rare form of chicken pox), unless your doctor tells you.

Hydrocortisone cream should not be used if you suffer from poor circulation of blood in the skin region, as it may result in skin ulcers. Occlusive dressings should not be used if you have a skin infection.

Ask your doctor (or pharmacist) to be sure you do not have any of these conditions.

Before you start to use it you must tell your doctor if:

* you are allergic to any other medicines, foods, dyes or preservatives.

* you are pregnant or breast feeding.

* Do not apply Hydrocortisone cream to the breast before breast feeding.

Using other medicines

Tell your doctor (or pharmacist) if you are using other creams, ointments or lotions or taking any medicine. This includes any that you buy without a prescription from a pharmacy, supermarket or health food shop.

Side Effects

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you do not feel well while you are using Hydrocortisone cream. Hydrocortisone cream helps most people with skin problems but it may have some unwanted side effects in a few people.

Side effects reported by some people using Hydrocortisone cream include:

* itching

* burning

* dryness

* acne-form eruptions

Hydrocortisone cream may cause other side effects. If you have any other side effects, check with your doctor or pharmacist.

Do not be alarmed by this list of possible side effects. You may not experience any of them.

Hope this helps ;)


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Hydro-Cortisone Cream

Thanks for letting me know that. My Doctor told me it was ok to use it. Good thing she does her research. Ugh I'm so frustrated. I just want this OB to be overwith. What really sucks is that I deal with stress by working out and I can't work out when I can't even walk to the kitchen.

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Hang in there Gnome :-|

Unfortunately, not all Doctors are well educated when it comes to herpes. Things will get better and in the meantime, there are many treatments that can help to reduce and clear the symtoms quickly. We have a summary / list of treatments on our website here: http://www.herpes-coldsores.com/herpes_treatment.htm

If you need any other information just let us know, support is here.


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