I am not sure it this is a good thing to use or not, but it sure is helping me right now. And I will do just about anything at this point. I was up all night last night itching like crazy and, in the morning, picked up some "Maximum Strength Lanacane for Intense Itch & Pain". It has been helping tremendously. I had my first herpes outbreak last week and am still suffering with it. I hope it's true about the first one being the worst. Anyway, I was having a lot of pain when urinating, but Lanacane helps for this too because it coats the sores. It is keeping me from going crazy while I wait through this.