I don't necessarily have a home remedy. However, I did have want to say that I think some of those who have posted comments on the topic are a bit to hard on themselves. Stress can trigger an OB, so dont stress. And every person is different. I was diagnosed when I was about 16 yo. Dont get me wrong, I was upset. I didnt know how to address it when I wanted to become intimate with someone. I went through the pain. But after a year or two, the frequency decreased dramatically. I did take prescription meds for it when I was pregnant. That was 10 years ago, and I've had maybe a handful of OB in that time. It is not the end of the world! Over half the population has it! Take care of yourself, learn a lesson and move on. Eat healthy, be healthy, decrease the amount of stress in your life.
Hi I am 21 i was diagnosed in May 2010. I was a 17 yr old senior in h.s. I often look back at the day i caught HP along wit chlamydia...i cried i still do IM still not over it...i have no insurance and no one to talk to about because i haven't told anyone. I havent had much sex since it happened . I feel alone wit this i often feel like my life already ended so y dnt i end it but i never get passed the crying.
i told my mom not to expect marriage or grandkids from her only child i just don't know how to deal wit this...IM going thru a outbreak now in addition to my menstrual...its not painful right now but it usually is...although I've had this virus for nearly 4 yrs i didn't pay much attention so i dont know how often or how long my OB are. Ive been dating this Guy since last July nd we planned to have our first time the 25th eventhough i plan on using a condom i want to know ways to get rid of this outbreak...i am shaven nd as soon as i look at my V I see the 4 big bumps that reminds me of how my life ended foolishly nearly 4 myrs ago...ever since i went to the free clinic nd got my one time RX of acyclovir i haven't spoken to or tried to treat it... can someone please comment with inexpensive home remedies
I was diagnosed the beginning of this year, and after one round of meds I was talking to a friend of mine ( I had no idea she had it either!) and she said Bee Propolis works super well for GH. Instead of going back to the ER for another round of man-made meds, I took it home. It's honey paste, I like to call it bee spackle because that's what bees use it for in their hives. Anyhow, I used about a jar and a half, applying the thick, resin-like honey paste to my genitals (all over the moist parts, front-to-back) and consumed a large glob almost daily for about 3-4 weeks and it helped so much! I highly recommend it :)
I was just diagnosed with gh Thursday April 10,2014 and I'm having my first outbreak. This is the most painful thing I have ever been through not just physically but emotional too. I've been crying everyday because I'm embarrassed, I'm hurt, I'm disgusted with myself ! I think I'm going into depression 😢 My friends say it's going to be okay etc etc but I just feel like I want to die I cant live like this. Every time I use to the bathroom it burns, these bumps/blisters are killing me & it seems like their never going to heal. I haven't tried any remedies yet but I'm hoping one of these helps
I was diagnosed with GH on Jan 1, 2014 (Perfect way to bring in the new year) I'd been in pain for a few days and thought it'd go away, but it got too painful and I went to the ER where the doctor told me. I was devastated. My boyfriend, who I am still with, and myself were both virgins so I didn't understand how I could have gotten it and even doubted that I had it until a few days ago. This OB is much different from my last one and not nearly as painful. I do warm epsom salt soaks and take multivitamins daily and it's clearing up already. Trust me, it does get better. Your first OB will most likely be the worst one.
I was just diagnosed today with HSV-2. I have had it for about a week, and am in so much pain. I have read a lot of posts here and started the lysine a few days ago as well as using witch hazel and vitamin e oil after i go to the bathroom. Nothing is helping. I started acyclovir today and am hoping it helps since nothing else has yet. I get anxiety every time i have to go to the bathroom because it hurts so much. I am unsure of who i got it from, but am assuming it is the person i am currently seeing because i got the outbreak directly after being with them. Is it possible i could have had it before? How fast does the medication typically start to work? Is there anything i can take for the pain?
I have not been diagnosed with GH but I'm 99% sure that's what I have. I have a dr. visit tomorrow to be tested. I too felt very dirty and so ashamed, only having 2 partners in 3 years until one irresponsible night last weekend where I let someone take advantage of me while I was intoxicated... Pretty sure he's the guilty one since this is my first OB. Anyway, reading all of these posts have helped me get past the emotional depression of it all. Thank you! And thank you for all the different natural remedies. I wish I would have found them a few days sooner as this OB was horrible! And I do not want to be on an expensive prescription forever if I don't have to be. I did try a little something that I haven't seen on here (yet, not made it through all 35 pgs) is honey. Today I soaked in an Epsom salt, baking soda and coconut oil bath. Afterward I air dried my girl parts and made a honey/coconut oil paste and dabbed it on my sores then lightly dusted the area with 100% cornstarch baby powder. The honey stings a little but only for a few minutes then it's virtually pain free! I have added the paste twice today and I feel like it is healing quickly. I am also taking a multi vitamin, vitamin C and 1200 mg of Lysine vitamin. Honey and coconut oil have many healing factors so I thought, why not? So far, so good. I didn't have raw honey, just pure honey but raw would be best. Also, Each time I use the bathroom I use tucks wipes and baby powder to keep me dry. Praying that I don't have another OB ANY time soon - or ever again.
I was just diagnosed yesterday and am going through my first OB - it's a doozey as I have over 20 sores and counting! Thanks to all those who've posted here. Gave me some good advice and made me feel a lot better mentally. My husband gets cold sores in his mouth and transmitted HSV-1 to me during oral sex. So far I've found that tea tree oil helps to take the sting away, as well as salt baths twice a day. I'm also taking Valtrex from my doctor.
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!
I don't have a remedy but I do have some words of hope. I got GH back in 2005 from an older bf that didn't know he had it. So when they say they've been tested and they're clean, don't listen. I too went to the doctor and with a very matter of fact not caring tone was told I had GH. Like many of you I burst into tears and was willing to take whatever meds they would prescribe to make it better.
I took the meds and paid the outrageous prices for years until I realized I had to either pay rent or buy the pills. It was then that I realized I wasn't going to let this disease run or ruin my life. I am not a doctor but I did stop taking the pills for both daily use and outbreaks and noticed that my outbreaks were less frequent, only a couple of times a year. I tend to get outbreaks when I'm extremely stressed or (I know this sounds strange) with the change of seasons.
I also initially thought I would never find someone who would understand or accept me for me, rather only see the GH. I decided to be honest before engaging in any sexual activitites (go figure, someone being honest!) and you would be surprised how many people don't look at the disease, but look at you. I've been with my fiancé for over 5 years and now we're to be married in July 2015.
It's annoying, it hurts and itches at times, and it looks gross but don't let it control your life. They've found cures for other diseases and I look forward to the day that they'll find a cure for GH.