I find Epsom salt baths good (2 or 3 handfuls of salt)with a splash of apple cider vinegar, and some tea tree oil. After the bath, dry the area with a hairdryer on cool setting. Then put some ice in a towel and put on the area, as the ice will kill the virus at the surface and prevent it from multiplying and spreading to other areas. You can also dab on some neat tea tree which is anti viral and helps dry out any sore spots and speeds up healing. Ice can also be used at the tingling stage before any sores appear and may even prevent an outbreak from getting worse. (The ice advice was from my doctor). Lemon balm is also supposed to be good, I make tea from the fresh herb(it grows really easily in the garden). Lemon balm is a calming herb also, and a positive frame of mind is important when dealing with this, as stress can trigger outbreaks. Good luck.
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