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

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

  • More greens in general, or 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

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


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