A member asked:

I'm in the middle of an hsv outbreak on perianal area. i have valtrex (valacyclovir) but the healing is sticking my bum together and it's raw. any advice to help?

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Dr. Mary David answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Vegetable shortening: While the valtex fights the virus, you can use vegetable shortening which is cheap and very hypoallergenic on the ulcers to keep air and urine from getting to them and keep the skin surfaces apart. This should help with the pain while you are healing. The GYN oncologists here actually use this after vulvar proceedures that leave large ares of raw tissue. Hope you feel better fast.

Answered 7/31/2015

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