(Closed) How to get rid of this

posted 9 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
4137 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

get some abreva IMMEDIATELY. it helps keep them from developing further.

Post # 5
4137 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@mandb122:it is expensive, but i think it’s the only thing that works. one tube also lasts for a very, very long time.

Post # 7
2829 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I second getting the abreva, because if he gets cold sores (which are a strain of herpes btw) chances are eventually you’ll get them too.

Post # 8
620 posts
Busy bee

Yeah…listen to the ladies and get Abreva. Pro talk here rather than personal.

At the first sign of tingling, he could have tried some ice (some say helps) but now…better go for the Abreva.

It is worth the $20…though shop arond for a cheaper price.  The tube will last for a long time and help time and time again.

It is true that cold sores are due to herpes but most commonly it is due to HSV1 rather than HSV2 that causes genital herpes.  It is true it could be due to HSV2.  taditionally the numbers used to be 85% HSV1 and 15% HSV2 aand then for genital the other way around.  These numbers may be changing due to oral sex.  Still HSV1 will cause a more pronounced infection in the mouth area while HSV2 would be mild there while HSV to would prouduce a more pronouced infection in the genital area while HSV1 would be mild there.

About 90% of people by the age of 30 will have been exposed to HSV1…mostly through childhood etc…without even knowing about it.  Some will never have symptoms beyond the first time wile others (like your husband) will have recurrent syptoms that can be set off by many things…stress, the sun, a virus (cold) etc.  You definitely want to go with the Abreva because sometimes they can get bad looking, huge, crust over etc.  Facial hair wont always do the trick and make up could make it look worse.  They could ruin your pics. 

Of note 25% of women have genital herpes (they used to say 20% of guys too). 

One reason I decided to write was to calm you that 90% will have been exposed to what your husband has since someone mentioned that it was herpes and I didn’t want you to panic.  Most likely you have been exposed already.  Whether it becomes a recurrent issue for you will have more to do with YOUR cells and your immune system…how it responds to the virus.  You’d be most lucky if you were exposed but just don’t have recurrences. (If I confused you, just ask and I will clarify).

Good luck

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