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What are some at home remedies to relieve pain for a herpes outbreak?

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Dr. Jennifer Haley
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Topical lidocaine

You can get topical Lidocaine and it will numb the area temporarily until it heals.
Abreva works ok and can shorten outbreak by a day or two. Also, wear sunscreen daily to prevent further outbreaks. L-lysine has helped some also.

In brief: Topical lidocaine

You can get topical Lidocaine and it will numb the area temporarily until it heals.
Abreva works ok and can shorten outbreak by a day or two. Also, wear sunscreen daily to prevent further outbreaks. L-lysine has helped some also.
Dr. Jennifer Haley
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Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: HERPES HOME RX

Meat tenderizer. Take a teaspoonful of meat tenderizer and add it to a little water to make a paste.
Apply the paste to the sore every 2 or 3 hours. This often works in the earliest stages of the cold sore. Ice cubes applied may also work.

In brief: HERPES HOME RX

Meat tenderizer. Take a teaspoonful of meat tenderizer and add it to a little water to make a paste.
Apply the paste to the sore every 2 or 3 hours. This often works in the earliest stages of the cold sore. Ice cubes applied may also work.
Dr. Jerome Litt
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