Thank you to everyone on this site! My biggest trigger is stress and I have been under a ton of it lately. So of course I have my first outbreak in over 10 years. It came on very fast so I couldn't do anything to prevent it. Twice a day I have been doing the epsom salts & apple cider vinegar baths followed by mercuroclear and then a blend of Abreva and Monistat cream. I use a hair dryer to dry the area in between - another great tip from this site. That has stopped the outbreak in its tracks! No itching, no burning, no new blisters, no open blisters. I wanted to try Tylenol PM in the cream mixture, but the types of pills around here are impossible to crush and have coatings on them.
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