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So i recently contracted herpes 2.. wonderful right? anyways .. ive been looking at different topical creams but i havent gone to them yet.. i tried using Aleo Vera Gel on my lesions and in about 24 hours.. they disappear.. just curious if this is bad? I heard something about not using talc on them, any truth? if anyone has any other at home remedies for lesions or anything that can help ? oh and if anyone has taken valtrax or anything similar please share too! THANKSSS!!!
tea tree oil is available at all health stores and sometimes in the section of Walgreens or CVS where products for Hispanic and /or Black people are. My husband dabs it on his lesions with a q-tip and it has very strong antibiotic/antiseptic properties and works like a charm.
Aloe vera is fine as long as you aren't having skin reactions to it. It's a common allergen ( as is tea tree oil too ) but most folks do fine with it. Just remember if you apply something and it gets redder or painful, wash it off and stop using it.
Tea tree oil should always be diluted before using. Some folks just dilute it with water, others dilute it with another essential oil or even some olive oil. I like it myself - I just wet a cotton ball and then put on a drop or two and apply it to the lesions. Shop around if you decide to use it though - it can run anywhere from $5 for a small bottle to $20 for a smaller bottle.
Domeboro's solution is also helpful. You buy it in tablets and make your own solution at home. Apply as a compress to lesions.
Betadine is also helpful. It can sting clothes though and shouldn't be used on a large area of skin regularly.
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