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07 Apr 2006

HERPES
I HAD HERPES ABOUT 5 YEARS AGO GENITAL HERPES AND HAVE NOT HAD IT SINCE. I HAVE STARTED TO USE AN ANTIBACTERIAL SOAP CALLED MANUKA OIL SOAP IT IS TO STOP BODY ODOUR I ALSO USE CRYSTAL SRAY DEODARENT WHICH I RUB INTO MY GROIN AREA TO STOP BACTERIA. EVER SINCE USING THEM EVERY TIME I SLEEP WITH MY PARTNER I SEEM TO GET HERPES RECURRING. IS IT TO DO WITH ME GETTING RID OF THE BACTERIA THAT I NEED OR DOES IT HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS IS IT JUST THAT I AM RUN DOWN. IT HAS WORKED FOR THE BODY ODOUR SO DONT REALLY WANT TO STOP USING IT. ALSO SHOULD I WASH INSIDE WITH IT OR JUST AROEND MY GROIN AREA. PLEASE HELP ME WITH SOME ADVICE THANKS
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Monkey
No the antibacterial soap will not have any effect on the herpes. You may just be run down. Please ask your doctor to prescribe an antiviral course of tablets next time it flares up - try to take it within 12 hours of the first symptoms. Don't wash inside with it - you have healthy bacteria that you need there. Does your partner have Herpes - he could be re-infecting you?
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