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Bad scarrng after 1st outbreak?

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Alex123

I was diagnosed in Jan and because I had never been exposed to hsv1 or 2 before, my outbreak was pretty bad. It's been over a month and usually people say the skin goes back to normal but mine hasn't. The area is smooth but the area of the outbreak is splotchy speckle skin that's wayyy lighter than the skin around it. It's very noticeable and all over my lower buttock/middle of my leg area. Will this go away? Does anyone have recommendations on scarring? I'm so self concious that future partners will see these very visable scars and will be turned off by it or scared of the virus since they would see physical evidence if it on my body :/

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Itiswhatitisiguess

Have a similar problem after first oral outbreak. Also been over a month now and still have a red mark where the blister was. I’ve been putting vitamin e on it and it does seem to help although I suppose science seems to disagree about vitamin e benefits now. I put Mederma on it but it made my lip tingle and it scared me so i quit using it, seems everything I’ve put on this damn thing has made it worse! Hope someone has good insight for us here. 

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Jimmyjimmyhuapua

Dear friends i am using zinc oxide cream for sores which quickly dries sores. Its name is hamazinc but its a turkish product you can ask any pharma there to buy a zinc oxide cream for sores. Its very effective i am very glad that my doctor prescribed me that one

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Chicagonow

Thanks for that just purchased not same brand was not able to find ur online just info on it. But I have the same problems scar of coldsore. Hey Jimmy can that be used in private area

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WTHerp

I get the light scarring once my OB has healed too. My last OB was bad so the scar was bigger much more noticable. I rubbed aloe gel from the leaf on it then once that dried I massaged in Shea butter that I mixed with jojoba oil and a little vitamin e oil. Did this twice a day or more when I could. After a nasty two week OB it took an additional 10 days for the skin to look back to normal. 

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Chicagonow

Me is taking for ever mine was in Dec 

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