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How do I relieve the herpes itch while out and about?

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So I'm in my school's nursing program, overwhelmed, not getting much rest, and am finding my herpes prodrome itching now more than ever. The only way I can relieve this itch is by washing down there. However I start clinicals in a couple of weeks and I spend lots of time at school. How do I relieve the itch in those kinds of settings? Obviously can't wash. Wiping with hypoallergenic baby wipes don't help either. I really don't wanna up my meds too. On top of that, I have a chronic cough and sore throat for over two weeks now. :/

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Tried oragel, anbesol, no dice for me.


Aloe and zinc cream (diaper rash ointment) helped with the itch/pain considerably. Lidocaine would have been a Godsend, that's for sure.


Still waiting to hear from someone who's had the guts to try the nail polish remover suggestion from a few weeks ago...


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The article says "Genital herpes-related lesions, which are similar to cold sores and form due to a similar viral infection, should not be treated this way. This especially important when sores occur on the genitals themselves."


I think in this case the advice should be listened to. Lol :D

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