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This is the first time I've ever spoke/written about this, I was dx with hsv2 when I was 19, I'm now 30, not 100% sure how I got it, but really, does it matter? The first OB was so awful & painful, I couldn't pee for 2 weeks without taking a cup of warm water & poring it over me while I peed. The OB DO GET BETTER! In the past 10 years I typically have OB maybe 1-6 a year, I'm positive they're triggered by stress. I always know it's coming by a weird tingling sensation always on my right side/down my right leg. I always get it at the same spot, on my skin, kinda close to the line of where your underwear touches your thigh.
It's actually not painful at all, but super annoying!
I've come to consider it like getting your period, it's there for about a week, it's annoying, and you can't have sex. Mine start off as a red mark, turn into a small cluster of blisters (like 3-4) then scan & go away.
What I've found works to help it go away faster, is LOTS of lysene, (cheap vitamin at grocery store), & everytime I use the bathroom I'll hold a cotton swab to the area soaked with either hydrogen peroxide, witch hazel, or alcohol. I heard Epsom baths are great too.
I'm having an OB right now & I took the advice from this site of using a liquid bandaid (found at dollar general for 3$) I applied it over the blisters, used the bathroom 2 hours later & they already started to break down! Usually before this, I'd just typically wait for them to go away but this new treatment is working out great!

I just wanted to say that when I read these comments of young teenage girls getting hsv and feeling scared, disgusting, shameful, etc. my heart breaks for you, I was once you & it feels awful. But please know as I'm telling you from experience, this is not the end of your life!!! It's really just an occasional annoyance that you'll learn to deal with over time. I met my husband 9 years ago & told him (also told ppl before him) & never was I 'rejected' for it. I've also never passed it to my husband or anyone & I've had 2 healthy children in the meantime (by c-section). Also wanted to note - I'm a nurse...this is VERY common, it's just no one likes to talk about it unless they have to.
So if you're new to this and struggling, please know it does get better, I even forget half the time I have it cause it really doesn't effect my life in ANY way. If you feel sad/scared, please comment and I'll give you my contact info if you need any type of support or a friend to talk to!

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Vee

I was diagnosed in Dec 2012 first outbreak came after last time I had sex with who I thought was faithful to me on Dec 2nd.. To this day he doesn't admit he has it but I think it odd that he always worried bout me getting sick...no dnt wash ur hair it kinda chilly u might get sick..

Um I'm in my house for the rest of the night... How I'm gonna get sick??? Anyway I wanted to die when I was diagnosed between the fact of feeling dirty, and in immence pain... *i rather go thru 10 more cesarean sections and 9 more kidney stone operations* n asking God to please take my life bcuz this type of thing isn't suppose to happen to me... I'm a faithful type.. Not a ho!!! And scared bcuz I have a now 8 yr old daughter n was afraid she could get it by the toilet seat or toiching my towel, or the bathtub..

It still makes me feel dirty. But I am grateful to God for bringing me the man I've been with since 3 months after my DX.. He knows I have it but isn't worried about it. He said most everyone has the virus in them anyway. Also if u had chicken pox as a child u might already have a straind of herpes in u nxiz chicken pox is a form of herpes. I just had a miscarriage this past Dec 2013.. wow a yr after DX smh.. I'm hoping it isn't bcuz of the hsv 2.. Then again I will be 40 in June so could be age factor. I currently am having an outbreak n yes stress factors I think. Plus now my menstrual is a wk late n I'm very regular.. I did notice when I was preggo in Dec I had an outbreak so am wondering is pregnancy makes outbreaks come?

JamaicanGirl

I'm moved by the news today when the doctor informed me I had Herpes. I got it from my partner. This is a painful experience for me. I feel like my dream of becoming a nurse is crushed but knowing me, I'll never give up so easily. I'm only 19, my partner is 41 and he tries to comfort me but I just feel lost and stressed by this situation knowing this is a lifetime sickness. Thanks to u guys I'm a bit relief at the moment. I'm in jamaica and medication is very much expensive so I want to try some of the natural remedies and see how things turn out.

Anonymous

Does it really get better? Bc I feel like the dirtiest, sexless woman since I found out. It makes me feel sick that I have it and that it will never go away.

Anonymous

Oatmeal bath packets and Aveeno oatmeal wash have helped heal them quicker for me.I contracted it when I was 19 & I will be 39 this year.I went to the doctor because I thought I was pregnant well turns out I was plus I had herpes..Surprise! I also felt dirty at the time & stayed with my partner. We eventually had another child & unfortunately I waited until then to move on. Ive had more partners since Ive had it(the guy who gave it to me was my first)& the few guys Ive slept with since then didnt reject me. I take lysine when I get the tingling sensation & ususally only have to take it for 3-4 days.I would say that Ive had 4 real OB in the last four years(my teenage kids causing me stress) to where I had sores.Outside of that I may have had viral shedding(slight tingling for a few days but no visible sores). I have never passed it to anyone & Ive given birth vaginally to 3 kids. The other thing I do is avoid wearing panties at night so that my vagina can breathe.I was orginally told to keep the area clean & dry so Im not sure how the oils that some are using is really helping. As for my diet if I feel or even think Im about to have a outbreak I avoid acidic foods & drinks,coffee,soda,& decrease sugar intake to aid in faster healing.

my black is beautiful.

I have been DX with HPV2 for a couple of years now. I've never talked about it to my friends just my Dr. Its just to embarrassing. What I don't understand is the frequent OB twice a month. And 3 timesThis month. I'm still indecisive finding love since I push potential men away. Any advice for me?

Anonymous

I also forgot to mention that the oatmeal/aveeno bath works great for posion ivy & chicken pox.One og my children got chicken pox so bad that it was in his hair,ears,genitals,all over his body. I let him play in the bathtub twice a day starting on friday using the oatmeal & aveeno. Sunday evening majority had scabbed over & disappeared. Something about the oatmeal & warm water takes the oozing out of the sores to speed up the healing process.

Anonymous

I haven't been fully dx yet. but I'm pretty sure gh is what i have..i feel terrible.exhausted. I'm training for a nursing position currently and I do that during the day and try to go to work after but when i use the BR or have BM I'm in complete pain. i have the aceleqivor but i feel like its not working. I have to get in the shower everytime i use BR to calm the pain. i don't know what else to do... crying is only making it worse.but that's the only resort i have.i have no one to talk to because I'm embarassed so only my bf knows.. i feel dirty... :( im so upset. Do alltthe home remeidies burn?

I belive

I am so happy I found this I been down since my first bo I am scared feel alone and sad I s m a male 24 and have never felt sooo alone i feel like i have let so many people down i feel like ai will be olone for ever i really dont know what to do i have not told no body i am really scared of therevreaction and most of all of life i dont know what to do with my life I have not been to the doc but I know what it is I have been using things I have found on line that help very well

Samantha

I found out I had type-1 gh when I was 23, and I am now 29. When I first found out, I bawled my eyes out and called my mom right away, crying about how my life was over. She said no it's not, it will get better. She was right, after a week of being in the worst pain in my life, I've only ever had 6 outbreaks in that time. I was with a guy for 3.5yrs and we never used protection, and he never got it from me. I have never been 'rejected' for telling guys I have it. I actually think that's the hardest thing, is telling a 'new guy' I have it. Most guys are actually very surprised by my honesty, and they appreciate it. My bf now, actually has type-2 gh and 3.5months into our relationship, I just caught it :( so, this wk is like my very first outbreak all over again! Now I have type 1&2 gh. Omg the pain is unreal!! But, I will suck it up and hopefully it will go by fast. So to all u young ppl out there, your life is not over, and you'd be surprised at how common gh actually is, it's just that nobody ever talks about it!!

Marlon

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