Herpes Treatment Over The Counter Faq’s

December 13, 2013

Frequently Asked Questions

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Maria asks…

I have an alergic reaction like down there, how’d I get rid of it?

It’s from a fragrance/scented period pad I used.
I’m using euex, sudocream and germaline but none sooth enough or are getting rid of it.
I’m also taking a anti-hestimine tablet.

AlanaJoline answers:

Sanitary napkins, also called pads or maxi pads, contain plastics, scents and chemicals that can irritate sensitive skin. If you’re especially sensitive to any of the ingredients in your napkin, you might develop irritation or rashes as a result of continued skin-to-skin exposure. Changing the types of products you use and following your doctor’s instructions can help clear up you rash and prevent future outbreaks.

Step 1
Get your rash evaluated by your health-care provider. Many different conditions have similar symptoms, and what appears to be a painful rash caused by your sanitary napkin might be herpes or a vaginal yeast infection. If you alternate pads and tampons, a sunburn-like rash could indicate toxic shock syndrome, which can be deadly, according to Womens Health.gov.

Step 2
Remove the napkin you’re wearing and avoid wearing another one to prevent further irritation. Consider using internal products like tampons or menstrual cups, or try cloth pads or pads made from unbleached organic cotton with no chemical additives.

Step 3
Use an over-the-counter or prescription topical cream, as instructed by your doctor. Different rashes require different types of treatment, according to MedlinePlus. Hydrocortisone cream is used for allergic reactions, antibacterial or antiseptic topical cream is for bacterial skin infections, and anti-fungal cream is for a yeast infection triggered by your sanitary napkin.

Step 4
Apply warm compresses to your vulva between treatments to help sooth skin and reduce pain.

Step 5
Clean your vulva with nothing other than warm water. Discontinue use of soaps, body sprays, feminine washes and other chemically-based personal hygiene products that can irritate your delicate skin and make your rash worse, advises MedlinePlus. Avoid bubble baths, tight clothing and fabrics that don’t allow your skin to breathe.

Step 6
Follow-up with your doctor to evaluate your healing progress. Continue using alternative menstrual products and avoiding chemical personal hygiene products even after your rash clears up to prevent future rashes.

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/154247-how-to-get-rid-of-rashes-caused-by-napkins/#ixzz1uDEHBTeQ

Mark asks…

What causes cold sores? What is the best treatment?

AlanaJoline answers:

Herpes simplex. But that doesn’t mean you have an STD. It is a virus.
It can be passed in your saliva so wash your hands and don’t kiss anybody during an outbreak.
Over the counter you can use Abreva. The Dr can give you a prescription for other things.
Stress does seem to bring on an outbreak. So does getting a fever, the flu or fluctuation in hormones.

Steven asks…

Do I have pink eye and are there any over the counter remedies?

Yesterday, I woke up and my eye was full of junk and almost completely stuck shut. It’s not pink but the lid is swollen a little and irritable. It wasn’t as bad today. Also is there something over the counter I could use to fix it.

AlanaJoline answers:

It depends on the specific cause of the pink eye.

Bacterial conjunctivitis, your doctor may prescribe antibiotic eyedrops as pink eye treatment, and the infection should go away within several days. Antibiotic eye ointment, in place of eyedrops, is sometimes prescribed for treating bacterial pink eye in children.

Treatment for viral conjunctivitis
There is no treatment for most cases of viral conjunctivitis. Instead, the virus needs time to run its course — up to two or three weeks. Viral conjunctivitis often begins in one eye and then infects the other eye within a few days. Your signs and symptoms should gradually clear on their own.

Antiviral medications may be an option if your doctor determines that your viral conjunctivitis is caused by the herpes simplex virus.

Treatment for allergic conjunctivitis
If the irritation is allergic conjunctivitis, your doctor may prescribe one of many different types of eyedrops for people with allergies.

Jenny asks…

what could be red blotchy and itching on my face?

It started out around my mouth (just itching) and now my whole left side is a little swollen and itching like crazy. It sounds kind of like hand foot and mouth disease, but i’ve had no swollen throat and no problem eating. My daughter also has a small rash on the side of her mouth, and as time has gone by today, the whole side of her face is now swollen. There’s no rash all over that side of the face, just a small rash next to her mouth. I put some a&d cream on both of our faces this morning, and tonight I put a hydrocortisone ointment on it. That doesn’t seem to be helping. Any suggestions?

AlanaJoline answers:

That is a little thing called a Cold Sore or Oral Herpes.

You need to:

1. DO NOT TOUCH IT! It is hard to transfer it to other parts of your body, but it is possible and the worst places to autoinoculate are your eyes and your genitals… Put a bandaid over the area at night to stop you from scratching it in your sleep and then possibly rubbing your eye or gentials without knowing. The eyes are the most important thing to avoid.

2. Go buy a tube of Abriva. Http://www.abreva.com/ Yes, it is expensive and no, the cheaper tubes that look the same as the Abriva do NOT contain the same thing. Abriva is the ONLY cold sore treatment you can get over the counter. READ THE BACK OF THE OTHER PACKAGES if you doubt this and make sure that they list “Docosanol” as the active ingredient. Http://themamareport.com/giveaways/abreva-not-all-medicines-are-created-equal-a-giveaway-3-winners/ You’ll find that they all contain benzalkonium chloride (Bactine) and that does NOTHING to help fight the Virus that causes cold sores.

3. Stop the itch by applying a 20% benzocaine cream like vagisil or the Equate/Walmart version that is only $1.88 a tube. Yes, I wrote Vagisil… It has the highest concentration of topical analgesic on the market and it’s designed for the most sensitive skin on the body, so it won’t dry out your lip and make the healing process harder.

4. If you’ve never been sexually active, you go it as a child when one of your relatives kissed you while contagious but before the outbreak became visible. I had my first outbreak when I was 11 or 12 and I got it from my grandmother or my aunt, who both would kiss me on the cheek or a peck on the lips when I was a child and both of them get cold sores. It doesn’t mean ANYTHING about you as a person, even though some people might try to say it means you’re sexually active, since that’s the other way that the herpes virus can get to the mouth… And yes, Cold Sores are a form of Herpes… And today, there’s no difference between oral herpes or genital herpes other than the location where it shows up. You can’t tell what the strain is without doing a culture, and that is pointless since the two types are almost identical anyways.

Lizzie asks…

Are there Any COOKs/Chef with Herpes that work restaurant? what can I do?

I am distressed of moving to a new kitchen?? Will the symptoms decrease? What treatment can be affordable( lemon-aid)?? Are hotel/ banquets my best bet??

AlanaJoline answers:

Don’t use lemonade on a cold sore, that will aggravate it. Try not to stress out too much and get some over the counter cold sore creams, there are some affordable ones out there.
You can work in a restaraunt, herpes isn’t passed through food as it doesn’t survive in high cooking temps or out side of the body for long periods of time. Just don’t kiss your customers while you have a cold sore and you should be fine.

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