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nomoreOB
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"Releev ??????"
 
   Hello everyone i have a question, has anyone ever heard of viramedx.com and their product called Releeve, it is suppossed to make sores dissapear in 24 hour or less. Is it to good to be true? Im desperate, also if anyone has used it is safe and how well did it work really?


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  RE: Releev ?????? howladmin Dec-09-04 1
     RE: Releev ?????? muffinadmin Dec-09-04 2
         RE: Releev ?????? howladmin Dec-09-04 3
             RE: Releev ?????? nathatlie Feb-01-06 19
                 RE: Releev ?????? frgwtrs Feb-03-06 21
                     RE: Releev ?????? nathatlie Feb-03-06 22
  RE: Releev ?????? MJ Dec-29-04 4
     RE: Releev ?????? Dawn Jan-03-05 5
     RE: Releev ?????? Just_browsing Jul-31-05 6
  RE: Releev ?????? Dissapointed Aug-22-05 7
     RE: Releev ?????? Releev Aug-26-05 8
         RE: Releev ?????? Looking for relief Sep-14-05 9
             RE: Releev ?????? Beenthere Oct-14-05 12
         depends on the strain... dave Sep-16-05 10
             RE: depends on the strain... tiredofsores Oct-13-05 11
                 RE: depends on the strain... crossingmyfingers Nov-02-05 13
                     You can't be develop tolerance to acyclovir :) howladmin Nov-02-05 14
                         Over Application? Cactus Jack Dec-21-05 15
                             Hurt what? howladmin Dec-21-05 16
                                 RE: Hurt what? Kate Dec-27-05 17
             RE: depends on the strain... nathatlie Feb-01-06 20
  RE: Releev ?????? Trophy_hanger Feb-26-06 23
  RE: Releev ?????? Valerie Apr-20-06 24
     RE: Releev ?????? Jewels Jul-07-06 26
  RE: Releev ?????? Taz Jun-19-06 25
  RE: Releev ?????? Kathy Jul-07-06 27
     RE: Releev ?????? theterminator Jul-08-06 28
         It is hard to tell howladmin Jul-08-06 29
             RE: It is hard to tell kangster Jul-18-06 30
                 Maybe if i used it earlier El0n Sep-04-06 31
                     RE: Save Your Money mrs. k Sep-05-06 33
     RE: Releev ?????? bhibbi Oct-23-06 34
         RE: Releev ?????? Dave Oct-28-06 35
             RE: Releev ?????? JC Oct-31-06 36
                 RE: Releev ?????? JC Nov-03-06 40
  RE: Releev ?????? Josh Nov-01-06 37
  RE: Releev ?????? George Nov-01-06 38
     My advice .... Rajahadmin Nov-01-06 39
  RE: Releev ?????? ginseng Nov-12-06 41
     RE: Releev ?????? DQ4U Dec-22-06 42
  RE: Releev ?????? Don't buy it. tomasso1 Feb-21-07 43
     Thanks for the info, Tomasso1.. Rajahadmin Feb-22-07 44
  RE: Releev ?????? lusterwings Oct-29-07 45
     RE: Releev ?????? brokenflower Oct-29-07 46
  RE: Releev ?????? Bgault Jul-11-09 50
     RE: Releev ?????? selfconcious26 Apr-10-12 51
  RE: Releev ?????? jequiphoto Sep-26-12 52

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howladmin
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1. "RE: Releev ??????"
In response to message #0
 
   Its a nice looking website, but I couldn't find anything useful on it because all the links were down.

The Merix pharmaceutical company that makes Viramedx have been in trouble for Releev. Its hasn't been FDA approved. Its technically a nutritional supplement or a nutraceutical and the FDA doesn't approve those. The FDA gets peeved when people say its FDA approved and it isn't true.

According to the FDA, Viracea (the active ingredient in their product) is a combination of benzalkonium chloride and echinacea (Echinacea purpurea). They might make it feel better.

Are antivirals not working for you?

Howl


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2. "RE: Releev ??????"
In response to message #1
 
I can't remember if I posted this for you or not already...but just in case... have you ever tried Listerine?

sad2BH recommended it to me...you dab Listerine with a q-tip on the spot where the coldsore is developing on you mouth. I tried it "applying it" 2-3 times a day and it seemed to keep the cold sore away. But then again, I don't know for sure if the cold sore was actually going to develop.

Might be worth a try...

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howladmin
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3. "RE: Releev ??????"
In response to message #2
 
   Hi Muffin,

I wasn't sure if you were asking me about Listerine.

Listerine will certainly kill herpes on after a few minutes of contact, its that 21% alcohol that does it

Active Ingredient in Listerine are: Thymol, Eucalyptol, Methyl Salicylate, Menthol.

The "mols" are all plant extracts that are antimicrobial on contact. Methyl saliciate and mentol are topical anesthetics. I think they're supposed to disguise the burning you get from mouthwash.

Inactive Ingredients: Water, Alcohol (21.6%), Sorbitol Solution, Flavoring, Poloxamer 407, Benzoic Acid, Sodium Saccharin, Sodium Benzoate and FD&C Green #3.

So there is nothing special about listerine that would abort an outbreak. Tiger Balm and campophenique have some of the same ingredients. The alcohol might dry out the sores so and the menthol and methyl salicitate might make them hurt less.

Howl


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nathatlie
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19. "RE: Releev ??????"
In response to message #3
 
   Hmmmh
Thymol is extracted from thyme oil and eucalyptol from eucalyptus. I didn't look into the matter closely. But eucalyptus and thyme oils do have very strong antiviral properties along with strong antiseptic properties. Besides that I totally agree with you.

Cheers,

Nathalie
>
>Active Ingredient in Listerine are: Thymol, Eucalyptol,
>Methyl Salicylate, Menthol....

>
>So there is nothing special about listerine that would abort
>an outbreak....

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frgwtrs
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Feb-03-06, 10:59 AM (CST)
 
21. "RE: Releev ??????"
In response to message #19
 
   One thing i use in conjuction with abreva is camphor. you can get it from the pharmacist at nearly any drug store, just ask for Spirits of Camphor. It's camphor in it's liquid form, and it's only a couple dollars. If you dab it on a raw cold sore, it is very painful, but if you put it on while it is in blister form a couple times a day, it does help to dry up the sore pretty quickly.
Abreva has worked pretty well for me, as long as i catch it the moment i even think i feel a tingle, which is tough sometimes (denial usually), but i do still use the camphor...and Vicks vapor rub, since it has a high percentage of camphor. One last thing that has helped me avoid getting them as often & as severely as i used to is to try to lower my stress level. I can always tell that i've gotten too stressed out when i start to get one, or two, or, well you get the picture.
Now if they'd just come up with a CURE!!
Hope this helps anyone out there that can't find something that works.


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nathatlie
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22. "RE: Releev ??????"
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   Great idea frgwtrs !!! Camphor is a wound healer. It speeds the healing time. Have you thought of mixing camphor with oils like st john's wort or coconut oils? Maybe it would make the experience a little less painful.

Cheers,

Nathalie

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MJ
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4. "RE: Releev ??????"
In response to message #0
 
   Dear nomoreOB,

I've used Releev and it really is great. It really did heal my outbreak completely in only 1 day. Even tho it costs a bit more it's worth it to me. I won't use the acyclovir products because they are too dangerous and have side effects. I had tried everything else though and Releev is definately the best. It worked the same for my husband too. I found it at walgreens. good luck.

MJ


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Dawn
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Jan-03-05, 03:24 AM (CST)
 
5. "RE: Releev ??????"
In response to message #4
 
   I was just wondering, if you meant that you used it orally or genitally? Might be dumb question, but just wondering?


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Just_browsing
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Jul-31-05, 10:16 AM (CST)
 
6. "RE: Releev ??????"
In response to message #4
 
   I am thrilled. Releeve really works. After searching for 35 years for an effective solution to cold sores I have finally found relief. I tried abrieva, and it did lessen the affliction time (around 7 days from beginnng to end), but was not the holy grail I was looking for. I thought I would give releeve a try after hearing their radio ad. We all know the feeling when the attack first begins, that tingling/sensitive area around the vermillion border of the mouth. I applied it ever 4 hours or so the first day, and when I woke up the next day the progress of the cold sore had completely stopped. I still had a little redness, but that was it.

It costs about as much as abrieva, but will last longer than just one attack. I give this a big thumbs up!!!


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Dissapointed
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Aug-22-05, 05:17 AM (CST)
 
7. "RE: Releev ??????"
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   Releev was a total waste of 20bux

I started to get the sore Wednesday morning here it is MONDAY and the sores are running their course , big ugly just like they would be otherwise. I followed the directions to the tee. SEveral times a day application etc.

Save your money. Personally I will use abreva at lease a 1/2 day healing is quicker than releev...


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Releev
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Aug-26-05, 01:51 AM (CST)
 
8. "RE: Releev ??????"
In response to message #7
 
   Releev works wonders for me, the product that will work the best for you depends on the strain that is present in your system. No other product works for me at all but Releev.
Releev only takes 24-48 hours if used as directed to clear me up.


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Looking for relief
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Sep-14-05, 11:45 AM (CST)
 
9. "RE: Releev ??????"
In response to message #8
 
   I just bought Releev and I'm hoping that it works as good as it states. I got my cold sore yesterday. Will it still cut down the time in 24-48 hrs if I just started applying it today?

Thanks!


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Beenthere
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Oct-14-05, 08:15 AM (CST)
 
12. "RE: Releev ??????"
In response to message #9
 
   I felt the tingling on my way home from work Tuesday. Used Remedy 2 for two days with no effect. I paid the $20.00 for Releev Thursday on my way home, desperate for help. Noticeable difference by the time I went to bed Thursday night -- swelling down, pain and itch almost totally gone, sore reduced in size. This morning it is so noticeably improved I'm thrilled. This has shortened my normal healing time with these things by at least 2 days, if not more. I'm going to keep it on hand and use it at the first tingle next time.


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dave
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Sep-16-05, 06:30 PM (CST)
 
10. "depends on the strain..."
In response to message #8
 
   Really? Echinacea is a general treatment, not tailored to any particular HSV. I tried the old version of this product (had "Viracea" aka ground-up echinacea) years ago on my nether regions. Didn't work, but gave me the idea to get a legitimate brand of echinacea tincture. For me, the tincture doesn't reduce the outbreak significantly, but seems to prevent it from spreading (like a liquid bandaid). I'd stay away from "Releeve."


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tiredofsores
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Oct-13-05, 08:21 PM (CST)
 
11. "RE: depends on the strain..."
In response to message #10
 
   I've always got alot of cold sores, so on the latest one (yesterday) i finally got pissed off and bought 3 different things. Releev, Abreva, and Herpacin L, not to mention Neosporin cold sore relief just to numb it up a little. I don't know which one it is or if its just the combination, but the sore developed overnight and looked extremely ugly in the morning, I put releev on it every single chance i get, I've had abreva on it about twice, and the herpacin every chance i get. (i dont like to use the herpacin in public because it has a tendency to soften up the scab, but if you have an hour or so, it works well to let it soak in then you can wipe the ugly yellow scab off.) i know im not a doctor, but it seems to me that if you let herpacin melt the scab away, then put releev on the underlying vulnerable part, it help immensely. then i really gob on some abreva at night when i go to bed and this combination has made the sore basically dissapear in about 30 hours, and it was at its peak and bigger then normal when i started. for the record i also bought an ebook from some lady about curing her sores forever. dont waste your money, all she says is put toothpaste on your lips all the damn time and keep your hands clean, i have requested a refund.


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crossingmyfingers
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Nov-02-05, 08:09 PM (CST)
 
13. "RE: depends on the strain..."
In response to message #11
 
   I am trying this for the first time. Last night it started - so I started with the Zovirax, but I'm afraid I'm building a tolerance as healing doesn't seem as rapid this go round.

I just put on the Releev and we'll see what happens. I also used alocohol and acetone to clean and dry it. As yet I have no open sore, so this was painless for me. Also, I am taking the Lysine Plus pills and will pop some b-vitamin complex after dinner.


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14. "You can't be develop tolerance to acyclovir :)"
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   Hi,

I hate to see people not use acyclovir because they are afraid they will become tolerant. You don't develop resistant or tolerance to herpes antivirals. In fact some people take it every day for years to prevent OBs from happening.

It might help to think about how acyclovir works. Acyclovir does not kill the virus. Your immune system does. Acyclovir prevents herpes from reproducing, making it easier for your immune system to kill off the virus. In the end- all of the virus gets killed off by your immune system. So there is little to no virus left to become tolerant.

Acyclovir works best if you take it at the first signs of trouble when there isn't much virus. At that point its easy for your immune system to nip it in the bud. You might not even get a visible OB.

If you don't take the drug before the OB hits 'critical mass' acyclovir won't help you much. There is too much virus being produced and your immune system will have to catch up on its own.

If you have frequent OBs and treating each OB is a pain you can take acyclovir every day to supress OBs.

I hope that makes you less nervous about acyclovir

Howl


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Cactus Jack
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Dec-21-05, 08:27 PM (CST)
 
15. "Over Application?"
In response to message #14
 
   If you apply Releev too much during the day can that hurt its effectiveness?


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howladmin
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16. "Hurt what?"
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   Catus Jack,

Are you asking if applying Reelev will affect oral acyclovir? If so, the answer is no. Applying Releev might interfere with acyclovir cream if you didn't wait for the Releev to completely absorb, but the acyclovir cream doesn't work well anyway.

Howl


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Kate
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Dec-27-05, 04:13 PM (CST)
 
17. "RE: Hurt what?"
In response to message #16
 
   I wrote yesterday about being totally unhappy with oral acyclovir, and i know that not everything works for everybody, but I used topical acyclovir starting with when it first came out, about 20 yrs ago. sometimes only having to apply once at onset of tingle and the outbreak did not progress. Eventually went 10yrs with no treatment no outbreak. I have been taking oral acyclovir this year to treat OB, not suppress. (I don't want to take a pill every day, just in case. It makes me feel like a built in, regular customer) and I have had an OB every month for the last 4 months. I am taking the 3 a day for 3 days program and not happy. The ointment acted quickly in stoppping the progression. The oral takes a good day for me. Sorry if it sounds like whining. The rest of the story, 20 yrs ago the ointment was $20, now it is approx $100. A big chunk of change that makes the pill sound like a better deal. After 3 refills I could have bought the tube and still had plenty to treat with, and by me better, faster results. I'm looking for non pharmaceutical alternatives....appreciate the input and the postings. bye


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nathatlie
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20. "RE: depends on the strain..."
In response to message #10
 
   Well I've just finished my review on Releev. I really feel this product has a good potential and it appears to be the case here. I think that about 80% of postive response is very good for an OTC product. And we know that no product works for everyone, not even acyclovir and so forth. So releev is just like the others.

However, I really feel it is not the echinacea that makes it effective but rather the benzalkonium chloride. So buying a better echinacea extract wouldn't change anything. I tell more about this on my website. By the way, any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Here it is

However please tell us if you experiment any improvement using echinacea (only). Your body may know what scientific study doesn't.

Cheers,

Nathalie

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Trophy_hanger
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Feb-26-06, 07:09 PM (CST)
 
23. "RE: Releev ??????"
In response to message #0
 
   Tried releev and found it works about the same as abreva. Releev dries it up a litte faster than abreva and takes a way a little more pain, but abreva keeps the sore smaller at about the same recovery time. Releev does not work in 24-48 hours period!


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Valerie
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Apr-20-06, 03:36 PM (CST)
 
24. "RE: Releev ??????"
In response to message #0
 
   It didnt work for me. I used it when the first signs of a fever blister , and I even spent twenty dollars thinking it would have to work. It just made my blister turn brown, healing nothing. I wouldnt recommend it.


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Jewels
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Jul-07-06, 09:48 AM (CST)
 
26. "RE: Releev ??????"
In response to message #24
 
   I know this is a cold sore med. for mouth, but has anyone tried a little around your gentital area & did it help??? I have a OB now, & wondering about getting it to see if it would help with the miserable feeling I have in that area. Surely, someone has tried it!! Let me know!! If it helps one area - why not- so long as you don't get it in vaginal area.


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Taz
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Jun-19-06, 04:12 PM (CST)
 
25. "RE: Releev ??????"
In response to message #0
 
   I have used it & have had no problem with the product. I would use it again if i needed to.


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Kathy
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Jul-07-06, 10:03 PM (CST)
 
27. "RE: Releev ??????"
In response to message #0
 
   It is GREAT!. I don't know what the deal with the FDA is, but it is the best stuff yet. I have gone through 2 colds without getting a coldsore. Everytime I felt like one was coming on, I put it on and one never came. The one time I did get a cold sore, out of the blue, I put it on several times and the cold sore never blistered up. It did scab over and I did still put it on and the cold sore was gone in 5 days, which never happens.. mine always last about 10 days or more.. I was extremely impressed and will tell anyone I can about how wonderful this product is. I have suffered from them for 10 years, and mine always get huge and ugly and hardly ever appear on my lip, usually on my chin or under my nose. This really is a great product.. in my opinion.


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theterminator
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Jul-08-06, 07:09 PM (CST)
 
28. "RE: Releev ??????"
In response to message #27
 
   Just out of curiousity, does anyone else think that maybe some of the responses are from Releev people, and not just regular people?

Its so hard to tell, but sometimes I just get suspicious when a product gets really really good responses without a lot of detail.


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howladmin
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29. "It is hard to tell"
In response to message #28
 
   sometimes whether people are posting actual experiences or are posting advertisements for a product.

Unless we see strong evidence a product is being advertised we usually leave posts alone and figure other users are able to evaluate the usefulness of a product on their own.

Best,

Howl


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kangster
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Jul-18-06, 02:28 PM (CST)
 
30. "RE: It is hard to tell"
In response to message #29
 
   take it for what it's worth, but i'm not in any way affiliated with releev....

i recently used it on a major outbreak on my lower lip...i'm talking about 12 blisters with my lower lip twice the size of my upper! my wife counted. i started using it friday night and by sat night some of them had been reduced to a tiny scab that fell off by sun. one blister did make its way, but by mon it was forming a scab too and the swelling had gone down considerably. now, tues my lower lip is the same size as upper and all blisters are healed or completing scabbing (is that a word?).

so i'm willing to say that it will work on some blisters within 24-48 hours but not all. also, after 48 hours my lips was so dry that it looked white so i used carmex (menthol, camphor, phenol)on it. i actually keep a dozen or so carmex around for daily use as it has prevented cold sores in the past, but once i have a breakout...i'm using releev

ultimately its a virus and everyone's physiology will react differently so keep trying something until you find whats right for you....in the meantime, don't wait for the fda...they don't know everything...look what they say about chinese herbals!


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El0n
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Sep-04-06, 05:21 PM (CST)
 
31. "Maybe if i used it earlier"
In response to message #30
 
   I haven't had a major OB for 2 years (no drugs, just H-balm when i felt a tingle). Then I got an OB this past friday morning on the upper lip. I had some H-balm and poured it on but it didn't stop the growth this time. My Saturday and Sunday plans were ruined (had to cancel church and hot date). Sunday evening, i went to the Local walgreens and picked up Reelev. I put it on and it instantly started drying up and scabbing the OB. But it's a huge brown scab. Now I got job interview on tues and I hope it dont look too gross. I will try it earlier to see it's results. thanks for input guys!


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Sep-05-06, 07:32 PM (CST)
 
33. "RE: Save Your Money"
In response to message #31
 
   My 18 year old son got a tingling feeling on his lip last thursday evening, by Friday he had a cold sore, saw his doctor who prescribed acyclovir (5 day oral dose). He started med's and went out and also purchaed RELEEV ($20). As of this Tuesday he has a big scab on his lip. I work for a doctor and Valtrex will usually shorten a cold sore or genital herpe outbreak. Some cold sores will have to run their course and take longer to go away. Since my son wanted his cold sore to disappear by the weekend he wasted $20 bucks on Releev. It didn't to anything more than a $3 tube of blistex ointment would of. Releev just mad a real ugly scab.


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34. "RE: Releev ??????"
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   Now, I live in England and Im not too sure what stores are in America, but Boots own brand of 'avert' is about £4 or something, and its a case of-its good after the breakout at drying it up but if you put it on in the first day or two, it will just disappear. I get them bad when they come-they last for about a week and a half and theyre pretty big, but id recommend this definately. Although last time i was in there i couldnt see it. if its gone i shall frown upon Boots forever. That guys recent comments true though-they come with the stress or run down-ness or extremes of temperature change- and when you think about them. which makes me think theyre perhaps evil and psychic. and worries me as im now thinking about them.


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Dave
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Oct-28-06, 05:31 PM (CST)
 
35. "RE: Releev ??????"
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   I used to get them all the time and recommend to everyone the drug Valtrex. You do have to get your doctor to write a prescription but I have not had one in 4 years not until yesterday. Unfortunately, I ran out of Valtrex and am trying Releev and it seems not be working yet (only been a day so I will see). With Valtrex, take the pill when you feel one and it will not even appear. I only take the pill when I feel one and then take one everyday for 3 days and that's it. Don't ever see those little buggers appear which is great. If you don't want anymore, then I highly recommend Valtrex by Glaxo Smith and Kline. My cousin works for them so I have the luxery to get it free but would pay lots if I had to. Hope this helps everyone.


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JC
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Oct-31-06, 08:15 AM (CST)
 
36. "RE: Releev ??????"
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   I agree with Dave, Valtrex is the ticket especially if you get sever outbreaks or work in a field with a lot of public contact. I have used Valtrex many times, and it works great. The protocol is to take 2 grams, two times a day for two days. I have actually cut that amount in half and been happy with the result. Generally, you need to take the Rx with the first sign of symptoms (we are all familiar with theses, and yes denial does set in sometimes). When you do, you will never even see an outbreak. I recently ran out of Valtrez, and due to a relocation, my new medical plan actually starts tomorrow, and of course I got an outbreak over the weekend. I started with Abreva, and the outbreak has progressed. I got an herbal supplement to take in addition, and sadly the outbreak has gotten worse. I think this is the worst I have had in many years. I just got the Releev and started to use as well, and I remain optimistic. However, I will see a doc in the next couple of days to get more Valtrex. I will post again in a day or two, when I see how it works.


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JC
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Nov-03-06, 10:23 AM (CST)
 
40. "RE: Releev ??????"
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   >I agree with Dave, Valtrex is the ticket especially if you
>get sever outbreaks or work in a field with a lot of public
>contact. I have used Valtrex many times, and it works great.
>The protocol is to take 2 grams, two times a day for two
>days. I have actually cut that amount in half and been happy
>with the result. Generally, you need to take the Rx with the
>first sign of symptoms (we are all familiar with theses, and
>yes denial does set in sometimes). When you do, you will
>never even see an outbreak. I recently ran out of Valtrez,
>and due to a relocation, my new medical plan actually starts
>tomorrow, and of course I got an outbreak over the weekend.
>I started with Abreva, and the outbreak has progressed. I
>got an herbal supplement to take in addition, and sadly the
>outbreak has gotten worse. I think this is the worst I have
>had in many years. I just got the Releev and started to use
>as well, and I remain optimistic. However, I will see a doc
>in the next couple of days to get more Valtrex. I will post
>again in a day or two, when I see how it works.


So here I am at the end of the week. I started with Abreva for the first day after the outbreak. In hindsight, I may have started about 8-12 hours later than I should have, as the best is to start treatment immediately. After the first day (Sunday), I started to take an oral herbal supplement 3 times a day, as directed. The herbal treatment is called Herplex, and it has a mix of all the herbal remedies recommended for herpes virus. Got this at WalMart for about $9. By Tuesday, I got the Releev to add to the treatment, and proceeded to take the oral 3 times a day, then the Abreva/Releev every hour or so, rotating from one to the other. Did this all Tue/Wed; Thursday I used Abreva only, as I forgot the Releev when I left for work.

Here I am Friday, and six days after the initial onset of symptoms. I have to note, that this was a rather extreme outbreak consisting of one large sore initially, then five smaller ones that appeared a day later. Over the week, the sores healed and have scabbed over. The five smaller sores appear to be a large single scab, and the first on is starting to flake off. The scabs did turn a dark shade of brown, I assume to be from the Releev. I am not sure that the product healed the viral time, but did seem to help it evolve to a soft scab, instead of becoming dry and cracking. I have switched to e-salve, a topical ointment used to help speed healing of wounds (from my derm from another procedure). It appears the virus is gone, and I am just left with a crusty scab. Trying to speed it along without it cracking and bleeding.

Overall, I am not real impressed with Releev. I suppose I may have shaved a day or two from the process, but then again I was also using two other products. So, the results are inconclusive. I am still a big fan of Valtrex, and will get a new Rx very soon. Abreva iis okay, and I have found it often helps to speed things along. However, I would say that if cost is a concern, I think I have spent about $40 on this outbreak, whereas 1-2 days of valtrex would have cost only about $12-15. So for the money and time, I will go back to the Rx. Especially given that I will be virtually outbreak free, assuming I catch it in time.


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Nov-01-06, 02:05 AM (CST)
 
37. "RE: Releev ??????"
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   I purchased a Releev this morning...its been 12 hrs and I haven't noticed much of a difference. I'm just going to keep on applying it!!

Josh


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George
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Nov-01-06, 02:22 AM (CST)
 
38. "RE: Releev ??????"
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   I have a big fever blister on my weiner...I busted it, will I now get more? Should I put Releev on it?


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39. "My advice ...."
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Unless you already have a good diagnosis through testing, is to get a doctor or clinic to do a type-specific culture on it while it's still an active (wet) sore so you'll know exactly which of the two types you've got.

As far as dealing with it, the most effective treatment is still the prescription antiviral drugs, acyclovir, valtrex or famvir. Following that, depending on how uncomfortable you are, a topical anesthetic like dermaplast or anything with one of the "caine"s, like lidocaine, will help with discomfort. Some people find that tea tree oil, diluted by wetting a cotton ball and then putting a little TTO on it, helps with speeding the drying up of the lesions. I have no experience with Releev, so can't say one way or the other, how effective it might be.

Let us know how we can help.

"Do the Right Thing. It will gratify some people and astound the rest." - Mark Twain


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ginseng
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Nov-12-06, 08:55 PM (CST)
 
41. "RE: Releev ??????"
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   I started using Abreva at the beginning of the blister stage and didn't really seem to be doing too too much. After running out fairly quickly, I begun using Releev - and neither really has done much for me. Still same ol cold sore. sad.

Iím terribly self conscious about this.. =(


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42. "RE: Releev ??????"
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   I can feel for ya. They say it's common but to those who suffer from them, they are embarassing! it can make ya feel so bad about yourself down to the core.



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43. "RE: Releev ?????? Don't buy it."
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   from the responses, it appears a number of people approve of this product. However, it made my cold sore worse. After application, it grew much larger, sorer, and showed the browned skin noted by other respondents. Also note that a court found this product to have made false claims in 2005 (GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, L.P. v. Merix Pharmaceutical Corp., No. 05-898 (DRD) (D.N.J. Sept. 13, 2005). I should have researched it before I spent $20.


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44. "Thanks for the info, Tomasso1.."
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Let's face it, the "alternative" stuff just doesn't work as well as using FDA tested and approved antiviral meds, if the stuff works at all and, in some cases, even makes matters worse.

I wasn't aware of that court action, but a lot of these products should be sued for false claims.

"Do the Right Thing. It will gratify some people and astound the rest." - Paraphrased from Mark Twain


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45. "RE: Releev ??????"
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   Releev doesn't work for me in 1 day. My lip is very swollen, and so is my top lip... I wanted to know the product information before I started using it, and I also bought abreva, but haven't tried it yet... I really was hoping that releev would work, but after 2 days, it is still there.


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46. "RE: Releev ??????"
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   I tried Releev, and it didn't work for me either. Total waste of money.


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50. "RE: Releev ??????"
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   I have had some success with releeve. I normally get a cold sore at the side of my mouth that ends up scabbing over and taking about 10 days to heal. With releeve it seems to dry up the area and not produce a big scab. I have use abreva in the past with some success but releeve seems to work pretty well. I also take lysene.


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51. "RE: Releev ??????"
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   I haven't had a cold sore i.e. 2 years and this only being my 3rd outbreak. I it started out little and UN noticeable but by the end if yesterday it was huge, ugly, itchy, painful. I tried putting on vinegar ad i read it helped about of people, but only made mine worse. Stop today around 3, ( now its 9:30) i went and bought some carmex, ice cream and Releev. I've be applying it every hour. Out has made the top of my blister ooze which normally doesn't happen for a few more days. It still hurts like the dividends but am hoping for great results in the morning. Until then i have my ice cream to sooth me.


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52. "RE: Releev ??????"
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   Works for me, but the other over the counter products did not. Valtrex is great but I have no insurance so I cannot afford to buy it.


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