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

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

  • Olive Leaf Extract

  • Medicinal Mushrooms, like Reishi or Turkey Tail (Coriolus) can be anti-viral

  • Lemon Balm salve topically or sip on Lemon Balm tea

  • 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

  • Red Marine Algae is anti-viral, take a large dose for a few weeks, like 5 tabs to start, then taper down to 1 or 2 per day.

  • More greens in general, also chlorella or spirulina

  • 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 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.

  • Reach out to community and resources like Reid Mihalko.   Here is a very compassionate, helpful, thought-provoking video:

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