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Scarring From Herpes Outbreaks

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Is there a way to prevent the scarring the occurs from the outbreaks? My two most recent outbreaks have left me severely scarred and the marks do not fade or even out at all. So now I have these pink blotches on my genitals that I want to get rid of. Any suggestions?

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Just like any normal wound, a herpes outbreak needs to be able to heal over naturally. A lot of scarring I've heard of is by picking at the scabs or trying to speed up the process unnaturally. Putting any sort of healing balm that you would put on any other wound can help the body complete the healing process, including avoiding scarring/blotchiness. (For the record, I don't put anything on my outbreaks/scabs and my outbreaks have all healed naturally with no scarring. But I have heard that some people have had scarring.)


As far as healing the scars that are already there, you'd treat them just like any other scar (just be careful if your outbreaks occur around mucous membranes). Here's an article on reducing scar discoloration:


Note: This is for informational purposes only. This information does not constitute medical advice or diagnosis.
I'm not a medical professional, so please take this as friendly peer support. 

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