A couple of months ago I noticed a friend of mine with a tube of Persa-Gel in her hand. I said something along the lines of "Oh, I love that stuff!" And she said something about not only using it for pimples, but that she puts it on her cold sores and they always go away very quickly. I'm always up to try something new, since nothing else seems to work so....
Sure enough, about 2 weeks later I felt an outbreak developing "down under" and broke out the Persa-Gel. And believe me, it was definitely an outbreak... I've had HSV for about 8 years, and get OB's sometimes 2 or 3 times a month... sometimes less. I don't take Valtrex or anything because I'm way to embarrassed not only of going to the doctor for it, but scared to death that someone will come across it someday and my secret will be out. Anyway, as soon as I felt the beginnings of the OB, I put some Persa-Gel on the area. This was in the evening time. The next morning I still felt the tiniest bit like an OB was still coming on (whereas normally by this time it would have been beginning to blister,) and put on more. By late afternoon, there was nothing. The OB never fully delevoped.
About a month later, I felt another OB coming on. I decided to wait a day to where it would just about start to blister just to be sure, and again, this was definitely an OB. I put Persa-Gel on at night, and the next morning I didn't feel anything. I put more on that morning anyway, but the OB was definitely gone.
Persa-Gel works on pimples by drying them out. I think it's a little stronger than typical over-the-counter acne treatment. It works the same on my pimples as it did for my OB. Quickly. I said that to say this: I've read the threads about using Purell to make OBs go away and they were saying it works because of the alcohol in it which dries out the skin and therefore the OB. Well, the Purell dries out within seconds, and though it may have a lasting effect on the skin/OB, the Persa-Gel is a cream that will stay on the area and continue to work much longer.
Of course I can't say any of this from any deep, super-involved scientific lab experiment, but I'm pretty much using educated guesses to say that this is how it works. And that however it works, it worked for me twice so far. I'm not saying it's a cure, but it darn sure stopped my OB before it could really even bother me.
Just wanted to share my awesome find with you all. I joined the forum just to do so.... I have been reading the forum here and there for a very long time, but never had any sort of input or question to post, so I never bothered registering. But now here I am ) Persa-Gel can be bought at just about any drug store or supermarket, and is near the face wash and acne treatment. I hope that if any of you try it that you have the same results as me.
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