I've recently had a small shingles outbreak (Monday). I kept applying oil of oregano to it for an entire day and it's already gone. It was on my face so I was particularly worried, but the oregano helped it shrink in size.
It also has been very helpful for getting rid of morning breath.
As I'm sure you're already aware, this is a support forum. Why don't you try to help the poster...or in your mind, are you helping the poster by dissuading him from trying something that is helpful to others?