1 Nov 2011
No. Abreva is indicated only for the treatment of cold sores caused by Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1. (Genital herpes is most commonly caused by Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2)
Antiviral medication can relieve pain and discomfort during an outbreak by healing the sores more quickly. Medicines used to treat herpes include acyclovir, famciclovir, and valacyclovir.
For more information see: http://www.drugs.com/enc/genital-herpes.html
7 Apr 2014
If you have HSV-1 genitally, I don't see why not. Of course as with anything you put on the skin, test it somewhere else beforehand. For those who are saying no you can't because HSV-2 causes genital herpes and HSV-1 causes cold sores, they are not 100% correct (based on old information). While most cases of oral herpes is HSV-1, it's possible for them to be caused by HSV-2. There are also more cases of HSV-1 being found in the genital region, possibly due to the decreased number of people having HSV-1 orally say in childhood. HSV is NOT a site-specific virus (can technically be found anywhere on the body, not restricted to the mouth or genitals).
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