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Abreva - has anyone tried it for Genital Herpes?

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guywithherpes

If so, has it worked for you? Thanks.

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chiblue5

Abreva - genital herpes.

I got herpes over 2 years ago and it was the worst pain of my life. It was so gross and I can't remember anything looking that horrible. I was terrified that I would have ob's that looked and felt like that. But luckily nothing has happened since. Anyway, after a week of partying in a hot caribbean climate over xmas (drinking, long nights dancing, days sunning on beach), I finally got my first post-initial outbreak. Ok, it's actually only one sore. But it's still an ob.

The sore doesn't hurt at all, but I am in way deep with flu symptoms and swollen lymph nodes and sore muscles and throat. I wish there was a cream to make that all go away! ;-(

Anyway, I read so many posts about using purell, so I went and bought it and it stung like craaaazy. Applied it about 5 times over the course of 2 days and nothing really seemed to change except the sore wasn't itchy anymore. The minute I stopped using it, it just became a normal sore again.

So this afternoon I bought abreva. Against the package instructions, I have applied it to my genital region 3x (I bought it in the afternoon) Tomorrow I will do it the 5x like it says on the package. I can tell almost immediately that this is making a difference. I am upset that I waited until 3 days in to actually buy this thing. I truly believe my sore would be gone by now if I had used this the minute I got it. Purell may work for some, but it didn't work for me and it hurt like hell. Abreva is expensive at $19/bottle, but I think it's worth every single penny. Honestly. But like I said, this is my first day - I'll post again tomorrow.

Good luck with your situation...

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Caliope

I tried this months ago and it did not make a difference for me. might depend on which strand of the virus you have. I bet it works better on hsv1 than 2.

I found it to be the least expensive at Walmart and Target ($12-$15). They have new packaging that looks easier to use and less apt to get lost (old stuff was a teensy tiny tube)

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