Help with Herpes

Herpes Simplex is a very common virus.

Herpes is also known as HSV-1, HSV-2, cold sores, or fever blisters.  If you have a painful, red, itching blister and are not sure what it is, see your doctor.  They can take a swab of it to verify the diagnosis as well as a blood test for the antibodies for HSV-1 or 2. These recommendations would also help with shingles or chicken pox, also strains of the herpes virus.

Try any combo of the following to help reduce outbreaks:

  • Consume less or no nuts, chocolate, coffee, or alcohol, these have L-Arginine, which feed the virus.

  • Take an L-Lysine amino acid supplement, or something like Super-Lysine.

  • Try Olive Leaf Extract.

  • Add in some medicinal mushrooms, like Reishi or Turkey Tail (Coriolus).

  • Use Lemon Balm salve topically or sip on Lemon Balm tea.

  • Use a Yin Care soak topically.

  • Long Dan Xie Gan Tang Chinese Herbal Formula, also called Coptis Purge Fire from Health Concerns, Astra Isatis is also great and more preventative. Health Concerns products can be ordered here.

  • Try other immune tonics like Astragalus, American Ginseng, Eleuthero Root.

  • Consume more greens in general, also chlorella, spirulina, or red marine algae.

  • Many of these herbs and supplements, you can order here, just create log-in, take a look at my favorites, or search for anything!

  • Reduce stress, rest, say NO to things that you don’t want to do 🙂

  • Avoid being in direct sunlight before or during an outbreak, for some, the sun is a trigger.

  • Take anti-virals like Acyclovir or Valtrex during an outbreak or to prevent one, there is also a topical Acyclovir cream.

  • Here is a great article covers the basics.

  • And as she writes in the article above remember, “It’s not the end of the world!”


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