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Sunday, May 25, 2008 distraught, Community Member, asks

Q: what effect does bleach have on herpes

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Casey McNulty, Health Pro
6/12/08 11:36pm

Thank you for your question. I haven't seen any strong evidence that says bleach is an effective treament for herpes. Herpes has no known cure. If you'd like to read more about Valtrex, a medication that can help to prevent outbreaks and the spread of herpes, click here.

Best of luck,


ooh we, Community Member
3/13/09 5:06am

I use bleach on my herpes and my outbreaks always go burns like hell but that's a small price to pay

noonesjudge, Community Member
5/25/09 11:07pm

i thought i was the only 1 who did this. bleach helps my outbreaks be less painful if i dab with it everytime i feel a itch. burns like hell but it does feel better later. also lysol disinfected spray helps. it lasts longer than the bleach and helps it leave quicker.

blue sky, Community Member
8/21/12 11:54am

I had severl bad outbreaks lasting weeks my intier schrodem & peanus thousens of dollars on valtrex melisa oil nothing worked descuted angrey one day wile cleaing bathrom with weaping blisters I took a  spray bottel of clorox clean up bleach and drenched it my genatels swelled up scary huge for two days but it sent the vires packing it has ben over a year good luck sory no spell check

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By distraught, Community Member— Last Modified: 08/21/12, First Published: 05/25/08