I was diagnosed about three weeks ago. Itís really hard, but if it is herpes youíll want to calm down and do your research, because stressing out can cause the outbreak to last longer than needed. Iíve read the L-Lysine pills helps keep outbreaks away. Episom salt baths, or baths with Organic Apple Cider Vinegar will help with pain. You can also try Tea Tree oil to dry... (14 replies)
... hi again..
Believe me,I know your grief...all I can say is the virus is only as strong as you let get.The first attacks are indeed,the roughest.My first encounter was unpleasant to say the least.I had just said goodbye to a lover after a great sexual episode and routinely took a piss.It was at this moment that I noticed this peculiar ,tiny"crater".I thought nothing of it... (10 replies)
... t remember it working well back then.I had heard about Lysine vs Arginine and looked into diet and general physical well being as possible factors. ... (10 replies)
... The only thing that consistently bothered me was chocolate, nuts , and caffeine. (4 replies)
... catharine101 - Interesting about the HerpeSelect test. I had never heard about that before. I just read about it. Thanks.
A question about transmitting HSV-1 through oral sex. Are you saying that I can transmit my HSV-1 to my wife with oral sex even when I don't have an outbreak? We have been doing this for 28 years with nothing showing up down there. Of course, she may be... (11 replies)
... d, so it cannot be detected. It lies dormant in the nerves and comes to the surface when agrivated. This is most likely caused by stress or diet, like foods with arginine in them. ... (11 replies)
... lysine basicaly absorb arginine so it neutralizes it? ... (11 replies)
... arginine. These foods are must nuts, chocolate and many others. ... (11 replies)
... When I totally eliminated arginine from my diet, as much as humanly possible, I started having a lot of difficulty having an orgasm. I've never had that problem in my life! ... (6 replies)
... salads for lunch, broccoli, whole grains and rice, chocolate covered peanuts. I had a lot of nuts in my diet. ... (6 replies)
... I have read many conjectures about how arginine (found in nuts, chocolate, popcorn, etc..) acts as a trigger for Herpes. I have also read several articles stating that there is not clinical evidence for such a claim. So, I was wondering if there was much personal experience out there to validate or invalidate the connection. (I just love nuts and would love to eat them without... (2 replies)
... 1. Stay away from sodas, coffe, and chocolate.
2. Up your L-Lysine foods (example: salmon, chicken w/out skin, bacon, etc.); and if you eat foods high in L-Arginine (nuts, shredded coconuts, etc) then eat an apple (high in L-Lysine, etc) utilize GOOGLE
3. Shower twice a day with Gold dial soap.
4. Use diluted 3% hydrogen peroxide (on line) on your OB and use with your... (2 replies)
... 9. Stop drinking sodas, coffee, and eating chocolate.
10. Eat foods rich in L-lysine and if you eat foods rich in L-Arginine, then eat foods high in L-lysine to compensate (google and it will show you foods in alpha order)
11. Drink tons of water.
12. Along with L-Lysine take zinc and vitamin c.
13. Use 3% diluted hydrogen peroxide to OB.
14. If you feel "itchy" use a... (3 replies)
... I totally understand your devastation, anxiety, and anguish you are experiencing as I just got diagnosed in January with HSV2. However, since then I have done a TON of reading and research, and let me assure you it is not that big of a deal. You will lead an entirely normal life (with a mildly irritating skin condition). Read what H. Hunter Handsfield has to say about it; he's... (14 replies)
... side of supplements I've read that reducing your stress and practicing regular sleep habits help greatly as well. Further, you should try to reduce the amount of chocolate and nuts you are eating. ... (6 replies)
... the same meds work for oral herpes. You can also use lip balm containing Lysine, and you can take Lysine pills. Avoid foods with Arginine and avoid chocolate for now. ... (1 replies)
... <<]My doctor would treat it with antibiotics and about 2 months ago put me on suppressive therapy. It has not been working for me. I am still getting constant outbreaks.>>
Herpes is a virus. Antibiotics are for bacterial infections. They would do nothing for your herpes symptoms unless the herpes triggered say a urinary infection. Did you mean your doctor treated you... (1 replies)
... You want to stay away from the arginine foods (nuts, chocolate, oats, wheat/white flower, caffeine) and eat more lysine rich foods like fruit, veggies, yogurt and tomatoes.
Seems like Mom's are right again. How many times have I heard mine say "eat your fruit and veggies!") (I hate it when she's right.) (34 replies)
... arginine is an amino acid that is said to increase herpes outbreaks. so items like nuts, diary, chocolate, onions, whole wheat which have high arginine should be avoided. ... (1 replies)
... things high in arginine include... ... (0 replies)