Kill herpes by toothpaste or soap, is that possible? Well, one ingredient usually contained in soap and toothpaste was found to kill herpes on contact. It is now studied as a potential microbicidal agent, capable of preventing the transmission of herpes simplex 2 or genital herpes during sexual intercourse. Does it mean you should try and kill herpes by applying toothpaste or soap on your skin? Not necessarily. To kill or not to kill herpes by toothpaste, that is the question. The properties of soap and toothpaste on herpes can be explained by a mysterious ingredient called cure or kill herpes simplex virus? Sodium lauryl sulfate or SLS, also known as Sodium dodecyl sulfate or SDS. Let’s explore further what it can offer for herpes treatment.
Kill Herpes by Toothpaste: The Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or SLS connection
Sodium Lauryl sulfate is in almost all the shampoos, shower gels, soaps and toothpaste on the planet and can inactivate or inhibit the infectivity of herpes simplex, HIV, Semliki Forest virus, papillomaviruses, reovirus, rotavirus and poliovirus viruses. What a discovery! It was mainly the work of Mary K. Howett, Ph.D., professor of microbiology and immunology at Penn State’s College of Medicine.
SLS acts by dissolving and/or denaturing the virus envelope and or capsid proteins. Herpes is an enveloped virus and killed once its envelope is dissolved. So that’s how this detergent contained in toothpaste kills herpes.
Studies have shown that SLS is not toxic at concentrations that inactivate herpes. In addition, intravaginal pretreatment of mice with a gel formulation containing SLS, completely protected animals against Herpes simplex virus type-2 infection. The gel formulation containing SLS was also well-tolerated following repeated intravaginal administrations to rabbits. In other words, SLS is a microbicidal agent that kills genital herpes on contact and prevents its transmission. An SLS gel applied locally could be used to prevent herpes, HPV and HIV transmission during sexual intercourse. Further study is needed.
Kill Herpes by Toothpaste Conclusion:
If you want to kill herpes by toothpaste, you should look for toothpaste containing a lot of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate. You may find that there are less harsh alternatives to toothpaste containing this ingredient. This really is an unorthodox treatment and it is too early to define its potential. At least now you know that herpes cannot be killed by any toothpaste i.e. toothpaste without sodium lauryl sulfate and that you have your options. Please be aware that you can only kill herpes by toothpaste or soap locally, superficially and temporarily. This solution is certainly not a cure and is too harsh to be used in the genital area.
You won’t be able to kill herpes in your body with soap or any other drugs, otherwise, there would be a cure for herpes, but you can kill herpes symptoms and prevent them from reoccurring. If you really want to get rid of genital herpes symptoms for life I recommend watching a video I mentioned above. It has helped me remain symptoms free for more than 8 years now