HSV-1, Cold Sores, Why do I get them so frequently? – Herpes Message Board

Feel better soon! Since I have written this post I have also become convinced that my stress levels are what’s causing my immune system such strain, and thus preventing my body from fighting off this breakouts. Apply a thin layer onto affected area for a quick recovery. The triggering conditions – Factors include the relative severity of the event and the health status of the host at the time. My pharmacist suggested lysine, and I have been taking 500 mg of this amino acid for two years now. chocolate, red wine, peanuts, cola, coffee and tea, sugar, most nuts, gelatine, beer, peas, carob, chick peas, soya bean, wheat, coconut, tomatoes, mushrooms, eggplants, sesame and sunflower seeds, brown rice, oatmeal and popcorn.

Instead I put a HOT wet rag on them for about 3-4 mins. The only thing that helps mine is Herpecin L, and even using it I still have sores for about a week. picking at it or using unnecessarily harsh chemicals) the less it will bother you. While these reviews might be helpful, they are not a substitute for the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgement of healthcare practitioners in patient care. As a preventive during the winter, take 500 mg of lysine per day. The study drug was provided as 500-mg valacyclovir caplets and matching placebo.

I tried the ice cube trick every 3 hours for one day and when I woke up the next morning, it was 90% gone! No, you should not exceed the recommended dosage of 2 grams twice daily for 1 day taken 12 hours apart. The following information is NOT intended to endorse drugs or recommend therapy. Should the cold sore virus spread to another part of the body it may cause a secondary infection. As mentioned above, apporximately 80%-90% of the (US) population have the antibodies in their blood serum–meaning they were exposed and infected. Be sure to follow the package instructions and don’t apply these products on your genitals or inside your mouth.

But because it is a localized infection, there is nothing to worry about and no way for the herpes virus to pass through the protective placenta to your growing fetus, Grant says. ‘Patients find the itchiness of the coldsore goes after a few minutes and several patients found their coldsores disappeared in less than a day.’ ‘I tend to find that creams containing acyclovir only suppress coldsore symptoms – many patients using them find symptoms reappear in a few days,’ he adds. Having suffered with this virus since adolescence, I was motivated to try the supplement. These sores heal completely, rarely leaving a scar. Obviously, eating a healthy diet, getting enough sleep and taking precautions not to spread your cold sore virus apply throughout the blistering phase as well. The actual sores are similar in appearance for both forms of the virus.

More serious sexual activity, including penile-vaginal or penile-anal intercourse, is the main route by which HSV-2 is spread. The efficacy of Valacyclovir tablets, USP for the reduction of transmission of genital herpes beyond 8 months in discordant couples has not been established. Although some cases of herpes can cause complications such as meningitis, blindness and hearing problems, in most cases the outbreaks are mild and short-lasting. Herpes is transmitted though skin-to-skin contact, so even though genital Herpes is often transmitted sexually, you can get the Herpes virus in other ways as well. I take it when I feel it coming and most times it is gone before it surfaces. This can be good to do before bed, then wash off the cornstarch in the morning.

The effectiveness of this drug has far exceeded my expectations. Total healing time was 5 days. These little electronic zappers are kind of the new wave in cold sore treatment and I for one, have unrealistically high expectations. After redness and swelling develop, blisters form. I let that sit for a few minutes,then with another Q-Tip applied toothpaste. While these sores can cause discomfort and pain, they are not contagious.

A rapid strep test checks for streptococcus bacteria infection in the throat. that got me to thinking… I swear it has been there for the last 13 weeks, possibly longer. Once there, it can act the same as if they had genital herpes and be able to pass it on to another partner.