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IAmHealingFromThis

I am riding out my first OB of ghsv2. Most of the twenty or so ulcers have scabbed over and are healing after a week, but a few of them that are on the inner lip of my labia are not healing at all. Still swollen, red, open sores. Because of their location it seems like I can't keep them dry unless I'm laying around with my legs open all day long, which is impossible, I have two small children to care for. What can I do to speed this up? I am on Valtrex, I've tried essential oils, a beeswax based lysine cream, even antibiotic spray with an anelgesic in it which burned like a motherfucker before numbing it for a while. I can't function at all, it's stinging, chafing and raw all day long and I can't even sit down. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

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I'm a guy, so I'm unsure how this would affect a vagina versus a penis, but lemon balm.  If you can find a tincture of it lemon balm (melissa officinalis), alcohol based, it may definitely help.  Alcohol will assist in drying out the area and lemon balm has studies supporting its topical application for HSV.

If I had to wager a guess, apply it with a cotton swab (q-tip) so you're not over applying to unaffected areas and to avoid drying out everything.

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