No home cure but abreva, an over-the-counter cream/concealer works very well. Not sure you have it in UK though.
Yes, I think generally any of these over-the-counter things that will numb it work well.
I do not know Adam is
I mean I heard of him, but I never talked to him
My first MTF friend that became a real life friend
He was a Rafa and Murray fan, I think he was probably starting to wind down his MTF time when you started getting more involved
He is of my MTF generation