Just came across this site--experiencing an outbreak after not having one for years. Wow I forgot how painful and itchy they are! OMG need help fast! The Apple Cider Vinegar sounded good to me--recently discovered it for other things--like mosquito bites. It took away the itch of mossie bites. So I read all the posts on Herpes sores--WOW--so many said it worked for them--So --I had a bottle of ACV in my bathroom--I had to look at what I was dealing with--spread a towel on my bed to see what the situation was --I could see a few sores in my genital area--I wanted to calm the area down a bit with warm water--and clean it--so I got a warm wash cloth/wiped the area--and used some mild soap (Dove) and dried it with a paper towel. Then I put a towel on my bed and grabbed the mirror and some cotton rounds--three--and the bottle of ACV--took each round and applied a good amount of ACV to the pad of cotton --then I quickly applied to the area--making sure to get the wettest part of the ACV on the round onto the sores. I was prepared for it to sting a lot--but it was not as bad as I thought. I think that washing the area with warm water and soap helped. And I think that they itched so SO much that any stinging I felt was a relief compared to the itching --it was awful--I applied one ACV cotton round then got another clean one --and soaked it with ACV--put it on with some pressure to really soak the sores--then I did a third one. Before I knew it ..I was not feeling any itching or pain from the sores. Amazing! I dried the area a bit with a paper towel pat--that might not have been a good idea since the ACV needs to be on them to dry them out. But so far so good. I did that about 20 minutes ago and I am still not feeling any itch or pain. Apple Cider Vinegar is AMAZING!! I usually don't post --or take advice from sites like this--but this is definitely worth it! And legit! Esp if you are suffering from those awful sores like me. I can't believe I walked around all day suffering with them now--and I did not have to! Try it! It is worth it!
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I tried ACV and for the first few days it did help with some relief of swelling and itching but aft 4 days now the area is irratated and dried out and almost burnt and the lesions are still as they would be normally at this phase so I would say AVC helps but is not anything outstanding or great. As a matter of fact I think it sort of made things a little worse, so use carefully.
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Hi ...I researched the web for any help for a viral infection and found this site ....Thank GOD, for help with my GH.
I have been having outbreaks for 17 years and have tried everything that the pharmacy and the doctors offered to no avail. Apple Cider Vinegar is the first thing that has ever done any real good. I had a breakout that was piggybacked on a prior one and was experiencing a new breakout coming ...about 2 months of this going on... and I read all the reports here and decided to try the Apple Cider Vinegar.
I am keeping the ACV in a small cup with a lid in my bathroom and everytime I use the toilet I take a cotton swab and dip it into the ACV and then directly onto the sores that are located from my bottom to my front. I would guess about 10 sores and I apply the ACV about 10 times a day.
It burns for a moment but I am pleased to say that all the sores are clearing up. 3 days! I am pain free for the first time in months! Apple Cider Vinegar Works .... Thank you for this forum.