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  1. Hi there friends My name is Katie and I have been brutally embarrassed and bullied by the cold sores I get since kindergarten. I used to get them every time the seasons changed like clockwork and they would continue to affect me into my adulthood, restricting me from wanting to go to school/work/out with friends/etc. To help empower me, I made this video parodying "7 Rings" by Ariana Grande to embody embracing your true amazingness despite your cold sore. It includes the tips that I have learned over my 23 years to zap the sore before they get worse and my roommate/bestie designed and created all the clothes featured in it. Check it- MY COLD SORE TIPS-- -zinc -lysine -carmex -celery juice -coconut oil -valtrex have helped shorten the life of my cold sore WHAT HELPS YOU??? #REALSLIMSORECHALLENGE : post the video & say your OWN tips to SHORTEN THE LIFE OF PESKY ASS COLD SORES. Also, get out of your house and live your life!!! 1/2 people have cold sores, why do they make us feel so bad about ourselves? DESTIGMATIZE THE SORE! Love you all
  2. useless

    hsv1 coldsore symptoms

    I have a question to people who suffer from cold sores from hsv1.does anyone experience headaches, ear problems, eye problems, flu like symptoms, coughing, sneezing or neuralgia.
  3. Looks like there is now a site that's in English selling Amenalief (amenamevir) for the rock bottom price of about $95.43 USD a day. ($668 shipped for 14 x 200mg pills at 400mg/ daily dose). Amenalief is one of the helicase primase-inhibitor class of drugs that has been around for the better part of a couple decades, but has just recently made it to market in Japan. Pritelivir is also a member of this drug class. For those that have less than stellar results from current antivirals, helicase primase-inhibitors are likely to offer a relatively impressive improvement in quality of life assuming you can afford the ongoign cost of using them suppressively (needless to say they are NOT a cure). As a side note, the FDA blocked further testing of Pritelivir back in 2013, so in case you're wondering why you cannot buy this class of drugs as a consumer at your local pharmacy for a more reasonable price using your prescription drug plan, you owe a large thanks to the FDA for your being forced to weight your physical and emotional HSV-related damages against the cost of this treatment. If anyone out there is independently wealthy, willing to order an antiviral drug from a Japanese company, and would be so kind as to report back with their experiences taking Amenalief suppressively, I'm sure many of your fellow sufferers would be extremely thankful! https://www.mimaki-family-japan.com/item/detail?item_prefix=TF&item_code=705711&item_branch=001
  4. Charla

    Two outbreaks

    Recently had my first big outbreak (I had a scare of what I thought could have been one last month but even though I got swabbed asap tested it came back negative). After about a week into the outbreak on my genitals I then had an oral outbreak (never had a cold sore before at least to my awareness). While I am on antivirals (taken the day the cold sore showed and the genitals have started clearing this oral one just seems to be getting worse. The nurse said it was likely HSV-2 but I am still waiting for my results. Does anyone have any recommendations on how to cope with this oral outbreak? I am currently staying at my boyfriends' house and am worried it will travel from inner lip/mouth to be more visible, the idea of his parents seeing it fills me with dread. Also, any good websites/blogs/youtubers to follow to give me a little more hope to this all.
  5. Gracieluewho

    HSV 1 positive

    I was just diagnosed with HSV 1 and this was the first time I had been tested for it. I am not sure how long I’ve had it and now I’m feeling a lot of stress and anxiety. A lot of my friends have had cold sores before and I know they’re super common but I am so afraid of passing it to someone else with an unknown outbreak. I know that HSV 1 can be oral or genital but is most commonly oral. I don’t think I’ve had an outbreak yet because I figured it would be easy to recall. I’ve had a small fluid filled bump above my lip for a month or so that at one point I picked off and it grew back. It hasn’t bursted and doesn’t hurt at all. I’m not sure if this is my first outbreak or if it’s just something else. Is there any kind of medication I can take to lower the chances of spreading it to another person?
  6. Hi everyone! Earlier this week I saw my doctor as I was experiencing some discomfort in my genital area... long story short I had unprotected sex, my doctor or did a physical examination and believed it is herpes. I received a call today advising that my blood came back negative for all STD’s and the sexual contact was made over 10 days ago. Rash is sores are still fresh. From what I’ve read false negatives do occur but that’s usually if the rash isn’t active... He put me on Valaciclovir on Monday (it’s now Thursday) and it appears to be getting worse. I am sceptical that I do have herpes even with a negative blood test, he wants me to have another test done in a month to be sure however what else could this be? Sorry for the graphic image too..
  7. Verver23

    Redness after outbreak?

    I've recently had a cold sore outbreak and used abreva to treat it. After the blisters drain 4-5 days later I usually apply vaseline to prevent dryness. It seemed to make the scab fall fast but now my lip is pink/red and has some residual swelling. Is this ok? How to I fix the color and slight swelling?
  8. Former Great

    Lemon - good or bad for cold sores?

    Are lemons good or bad for cold sores? I love my water with some juice from fresh lemons but recently came across an article on livestrong.com that actually says lemons are bad for cold sores? Anyone have any feedback on this?
  9. Hi everyone, I just joined, and I've been feeling incredibly hopeless. I don't know where else to post to talk about my herpes/ cold sores, but I really need help. I feel so lonely and depressed about this. I've had herpes for 4 years, and the first two years, I was able to sort of "tame" it. I would get the usual herpes on the lips, twice a year, and then I would wait for it to scab and fall off. But two years ago, I had an incredibly stressful argument with my mom. We were full blown screaming at each other, and she wouldn't leave me alone even after the argument was over, it was so, so bad. At that time, I was in the middle of an outbreak, but then the next day after our argument, another outbreak was forming on the other end of my lips. Even though I waited for both outbreaks to scab and fall off, they kept reoccurring (as a hard crust). I never was able to fix this, so for the next two years, I would wipe off the scabs and apply Aquaphor, a lip ointment all over my lips to keep the cold sores from scabbing and to hide my outbreak. If I leave my lips without the ointment, they do not seem to scab like normal. They don't form a hard crust, but instead sort of flake/ have a soft crust. Does anyone know what this means? I have a feeling this is very bad, as it would need to be a hard crust for the cycle to end. I've tried looking for answers all over, but I can't seem to find information about this. Anyways, fast forward about a month ago, I had my herpes spread outside of my lips, this is the first time I've had this happen! I went to get pills for this from my doctor, and my herpes would form a hard scab like normal within 4 days. But, the scabbing was so SO hideous and disgusting, and I had to go out in public (I have college)... so I picked it off early.... :( It left a red mark on my skin.... and I KNOW, I know that was a really bad decision! But I was praying the next time it scabbed, it would be less severe. Right now, my outbreak is still active. It's flaky and has a soft crust, and it won't seem to want to fall off! It's been almost a month since it first started, and there is no hard scab. Right now, I somehow got my herpes to spread on two other areas around my lips, but it just forms a soft crust instead. What do I do? Can someone please help me, I don't know what to do! I can't keep going to the doctor like this as it gets expensive.... Thank you so much for reading all this, and I'm so sorry if this all sounds disgusting.
  10. Okay so im gonna go in depth about everything because the last time i posted i guess i wasn't as specific as i could've been. Okay so. September 8th, i was down in the dumps. I'm not asking for sympathy but i did sleep with a guy that I knew id never see again for the whatevers of it, using sex as an escape, which was pretty stupid but we can't all make bright choices, anyway in early october i got an almost zit like bump on my lip. And i popped it. After freaking out of course. And it oozed a little pus but shortly after there was some clear fluids, they kinda slowly oozed until it healed. It didn't tingle showing up? But after like a week it was Beale but another showed up on the other side, and when i stretched my lip, neither were on my lip directly. I tried my hardest not to be bothered, but like everyone when they're afraid they have a std-sti they freak out. I only truly freaked out because i googled symptoms, and the one that caught me was clear fluid and burning, it didn't burn until i popped it tho, and it was only momentarily, and i tried to assume it was my makeup that was causing it because after they were both healed. I did my makeup and boom. Another one. So after that one healed. I stopped doing my makeup, and i made it a while without anything showing up until mid November, i was shocked to find that it still happened after i stopped doing my makeup, eventually, after it got worse and i had multiple sores on my face i went to the doctors. And they diagnosed it as folliculitis, but these particular bumps weren't oozing clear liquid. They were just ugly and made me completely self conscious when i went to school, because i knew my class could see them, college btw. But anyways i started applying what the doctor prescribed and bam, they were gone, the doctor even told me it couldn't be herpes bc of the time frame. Everything was going good up until recently i got another bump, and ofc it was at the edge band of my lip, but the way it formed was odd. It moreso was an underskin bump that peeled instead of popping and it eventually went away, and then another showed up and i picked at it bc it bugged me and it eventually became a scab. And when I picked it, it oozed clear liquid, which has been freaking me out, and it doesn't stop immediately, and none of the bumps that show up ever look like blisters, and aren't immediately fluid filled, and honestly I've had my life kind of on hold, restraining from going on dates, and meeting some really great people, and making new friends for the simple fact that im a very affectionate person, i like kisses, and if im dating someone, im gonna wanna kiss them, if im friends with someone, we playfully taste each other's drinks, I haven't done so in a while but there's tons of things I like to do with friends, so if i were to have herpes, id pass it on and hate myself like i hate the guy who could've possibly given it to me, I've been none stop panicking and honestly, at this point i just need some guidance, a friend, and just someone because i don't know what to think, i wanna go to the hospital again but im terrified, worst always comes to worst, and itd be even worse when i start my esthiology unit for makeup and skincare, we thoroughly touch each others faces, and wash, oil, and etc. Who's gonna wanna touch my face with odd bumps, scabs, etc?
  11. seanriley213


    Can I please get someone to talk to here?????? I think I'm drowning in pains
  12. Hi. First of all, let me explain... I have been in a relationship with my partner for 28 years. For the past three years, I have been living in Spain and working. - still contibuting to the house, and my youngest son is enjoying a free private education because of my benefits at school. In the past my partner has used sex as a weapon - meaning that he refuses me - for the last 15 years as a kind of punishment for me getting pregnant with our youngest who is nearly 17. He loves my kids to bits, but I went through major depression as a result of emotional blackmail and pressures at work. However, even though he doesn't admit it, he was having major anxiety and depression in his business. So, I get it, but only to a point. For my kids, I have stayed with him. Recently, I have connected with someone and have agreed a kind of sexual arrangement where we will meet once a week- He doesn't want a relationship as his wife has seriously just cheated on him. Even in the last three years that I have separated from my partner, I still remained true. But, I have found things difficult. So, yesterday, We had our first hook up yesterday, and have planned to hook up not seeing anyone else, unless arranged together. However, this morning I started to see the signs of a cold sore. They were not visible before. Should I be worried?
  13. Locs

    I gave my partner herpes

    I gave my partner oral herpes but I haven’t told him yet. I was just diagnosed 2 days ago. A little background, I’m a normal 20 something year old. I have been having sex with my partner for about 7 months now. When we first started messing around it was more so of a thing that “just happened” (protection was used) around this time he was also talking to another girl as well. We eventually just started hanging out more and we got closer. We’re together all the time, even though we never actually said we were boyfriend and girlfriend. Back in june I was raped by my boss ( he didn’t use protection) I told my partner and we’ve been working through the problem together. My roommate also told me after 2 months of living together that she has type 2 herpes. I was only frustrated with her because she didn’t tell me before we moved in. Not that it would have changed anything, just that I would have taken better precautions because we share practically everything. I was open with him about me feeling sore down there before I went for a check up. We both thought that I just had gotten a cut from rough sex. He performs oral on me often and he told me how he saw the “cuts” as well but he still proceeded to perform oral a little until i told him it felt too uncomfortable. After that incident we haven’t been having sex until I felt better. (I’m pretty sure that’s the moment I passed my virus on.) I took it upon myself to look at my “cuts” in a hand mirror and it looked too serious to just be from rough sex. I’m not sure if my roommate, him, or my rapist passed it on or maybe I have had it and not known. I just really don’t know how to tell him. The hardest part about having this is that I can pass it on. I just feel so low. And now all I can think about is my rapist and how he could have possibly gave it to me. I ruined my partners life and I’ve been trying to build the courage to tell him.
  14. Dear all, first of, i’m thankful I found this website. I’ve been diagnosed with genital warts a few months back since April and it hasn’t been pleasant. As I was doing my treatment for genital warts, immediately as I went home I realised some small bumps which then immediately turned into huge yellow ulcers that really hurts like shit. Hence I went back to my doctor the next day and she was surprised as well, 1. Is there a chance of contacting genital herpes from oral sex? 2. I do not have any blisters Nor rashes but these sores does hurts and pee-ing is just terrible, it burns so much. 3. How do one survive with being diagosed with herpes? 4. Any chances of soothing the huge sores that i’ve have? 5. I’ve been given some anti-vira medication, any idea how Long does the outbreak takes? 6. Does that means there’ll be no more unprotected sex from now on as I might pass this virus to my partner? 7. Pretty sure I’ve gotten it from this Australian guy, but I haven’t been able to tell him to go for a check up and all. Please feel free to give me suggestions and ideas on this thread as i’m In a lost now and have completely no idea what’s the next step. I can’t seem to upload the photos of the sore here, so if anyone could help, please let me know as i’m Desperate to clear the pain.
  15. Hi guys, I'm so glad I found this forum again and that there is a section called 'Rant and Rave' because I think that's all I need to do really. Some insight and education in your responses would be useful though :-) So...lately I've been run-down, stressed with work and general life. I've been trying to rest but it's been tough of late. Only in the last year since I started my own company have I had coldsores appearing on my lips, I've had 4 in total now and they come pretty big. Recently on and off I have taken Acicolvir tablets thinking to myself 'I know I'm run down, a coldsore might come' but then it's hard to know when to start/stop taking them? Usually I'll take them for about 7 days, a coldsore doesn't come, so I stop. Anyway, I was taking the tablets for about 5 days after I took some time off work with what I thought was tonsillitis. The doctor gave me some antibiotics too and I continued taking the Aciclovir too but not for the past 2-3 days after the antibiotics finished and I managed to just feel well enough to go to a festival with a friend. Low and behold, this morning my throat started feeling sore again and then on the train on my way home, all of a sudden this white spot appeared on my top lip and it's only since I've actually got home that I've noticed a couple of other spots next to it and now this is looking quite familiar. I guess it's a coldsore :-( This is tough, considering I just about got over what I thought was tonsillitis and I just really don't need this right now. In past experience it takes about 2-3 weeks to clear completely! So...I have a lipzor machine, which cost me a lot of money (no idea if it actually works), I've been using that on it, I've also applied some zovirax I have left over, I now have a patch on it for when I got to sleep, I've taken 2 aciclovir tablets, 2 x lycine tablets, 1 x echinecea tablet and that's it. I've read up on all the things to do but it would be good to know if anyone has any advice as to what to do at this really early stage. I also wonder if perhaps this was never tonsillitus and maybe antibiotics was the wrong thing to take? Can the virus come out with swollen tonsils too?
  16. It was on the 12th of August, 2015 when I realized or had my first out break. Few days before that day (August 12th), I went to a friends birthday party, I had so much alcohol, I was happy then I met this girl, she was kinda alone and me! Feeling like a superstar wanted to cheer her up. So we talked and I gave her some alcohol, she was so much excited and we danced, hugged and even cuddled while dancing. Then she told me she was tired she needed to seat she asked if we could take a walk away from the party. Whom am I to say no, after all she is very pretty and sexy, I took her to a nearby uncompleted building, she asked if she could smoke? I said yes sure feel free. She smoked we had some more drinks, then it happened. We had unprotected sex in that building, although I deed the withdrawal method, hoping and feeling everything is ok. To cut short the story, I started noticing some bumps like objects on and around my penis. To be honest, I was so scared there was nothing that didn't Cross my mind including HIV. I browsed the net for clues or similar symptoms, I became all the more confused. The out break and symptoms lingered for weeks, on the 4th of October I summoned the courage to see a doctor, he examined me and suggested a couple of test. I ran the tests and it was confirmed, I had been infected with Herpes Virus. He then prescribed some drugs for me, which I bought and took according to the prescription. 1 and 1/2 weeks later the symptoms cleared and the itching stopped, I took the complete dose just to be sure and it seems like all was ok. By the end of November I noticed a fresh out break again, I went back the doctor he asked me to buy the same and continue the medication, he added that that's herpes for you, just when you think they are gone, they reappear. While taking the drugs the doctor adviced me to avoid alcohol and other substance that may weaken my immune system, it then means I was also suffering from weak or low immune system because as at when I did the test, my white blood cell count was 5700 it was a bit low. This means I had to take my drugs regularly to keep the out break away. To sum up my story, I travelled to the village on the 23rd of December for a burial arrangement. In the course of the event I was discussing with my uncle then I opened up to him and shared my experience. That was when he mentioned moringa leaf and seeds to me, he went into his house brought out a small plastic can filled with moringa seeds, he said I should eat about 4 to 5 seeds three times a day, then take about 3 ounces of dried moringa leave add to a kettle and boil, after boiling I should just drink it like a normal green tea. I spent my remaing days of the festive season in the village, while taking my moringa seeds and tea. I returned to the city with a hand full of seeds and leaves and continued my moringa therapy for the next 3 months. On the first week of April 2016 I decided to take another test, the test result came out and this time my white blood cell count was 8600, although the HSV is still there but I haven't noticed or had any out breaks since I started taking the moringa seeds and leaf. Today is the 27th of July, 2018 and I am glad to say that I havent noticed any out breaks since then and I have not been taking any HSV drugs as well. more so, I am proud to say that I am a father to a lovely beautiful baby girl. Although at first I was scared if my girl friend had been infected because I didn't have the nerves to tell her and she was begining to get upset of my frequent use of condoms. So I stopped using the condoms and we had intercourse, and the result is a lovely beautiful baby girl, while we were at the hospital I requested that a test be carried out on her, LO and BEHOLD she was and is still HSV negetive. So my dear lovely people, please don't beat yourself over this, it is most certainly not the end of anything in your life, all you guys need to do is boost your immune system naturally to fight the virus from the inside. Anywhere you find yourselves, please kindly look for moringa seeds and leaf, chew at least 4-5 seeds a day and if you can get the leaf, take two cups of the tea in the morning and two cups in the evening and all will be well with you. Thank you all, remain bless hendrick.laama@gmail.com
  17. I am Taking Hyperisince with Monolaurin from last 2 months , Monolaurin is a Good supplements helps a lot , But not sure about hyperisince if any reviews on this product pls update
  18. Hi All Has anyone tried Ayrudevic medicine to suppress & got any results pls update or Share ur experience
  19. life is not easy , Guys Vertrans from long time pls advice what to do , any experience are most welcome , Functional Cure where one can leave in peace
  20. Hi Friends , If a person having Cold sores gives a Blowjob for A , Does A will have hsv 1 or hsv 2 , Second Can Hsv 1 spread from utensils or Clothes
  21. Any chronic cold sore sufferers? I need some advice on how you have dealt with this emotionally and anything that has helped treat or prevent outbreaks
  22. TolkienNerd42

    Gave to Boyfriend

    Some background before I explain- I have not been formally diagnosed with herpes but I do get cold sores. It's been at least 2 years since my last one and since my life is very fast paced it's always the last thing on my mind. So when I got into my current relationship I had totally forgotten that I actually get them. My current issue is that I didn't realize I was getting a cold sore because I recently changed acne treatments and disregarded the tingling sensation as a reaction. I gave my boyfriend oral sex and that night after work saw what has now become a sore. I was up till midnight looking up all the research I could and type 1 can effect genitalia. So long story short I probably gave it to him and I feel like crap to the point where I think he should breakup with me. And he thought it was curable(he grew up in a bubble) which makes me feel even worse. I know it's not the worst STD out there which is putting my mind at rest a tiny bit but I still feel like a terrible person and a walking plague sack.
  23. Dope1

    Scar help

    Hi all, I had an outbreak during Christmas and while it was within the blistering/healing stages. I had accidentally wiped it off - causing the healing to start all over again. Normally when it accidentally peels off it heals without any scars. This time it has left a red mark where the outbreak occurred. it has now been 4 months. I have been applying coconut oil and chapstick and need a solution as I don't see it getting any better. I try to use cover up when out in public because it's just embarrassing. Anyone else dealing with this? What are you using? I tried Maderma but it has this itchy feeling and I don't want to cause paranoia of an outbreak coming on again. The dermatologist said it is just redness that can fade over time. Thinking I may need a second opinion?
  24. is this herpes ? last time i had sex was 3 years ago and i never noticed any symptoms like described in multiple forums , about 2 months ago i noticed this and i do not know since when its there , under my penis head are also sores or idk what they are, they feel small and hard you can see them in the picture , they neither hurt nor itch , in my country there is no specialist for this i consulted a doctor they sent me to a skin doctor i will visit him tomorrow , i am prepared that i have herpes i just wanted to ask you guys what you think about this and also they said that there is no specific blood test for HSV where i come from so i am lost
  25. Hi guys, so I’m relatively new to this site and to the Herpes virus itself. I was just diagnosed with HSV-2 about 3 weeks ago and suffered from an excruciating primary outbreak. I was in so much pain and had no idea how to manage it or my symptoms, aside from taking my prescribed antivirals. I couldn’t walk for days, instead I waddled around my house like a pregnant woman. It was so painful to pee I would literally sob and pace in front of my bathroom for 20mins before I got the courage to even sit on the toilet. I was miserable and the only comfort I found was in prescription pain meds. I searched everywhere online for ways to speed up the healing process and relieve my symptoms before I went insane. I found very little, just a few tips on how not to scratch your sores and wear cotton underwear. Annoyingly unhelpful tips. It took a bit of trial and error, reading dozens of medical articles on Herpes and the biology of ulcerated cold sores, but I finally figured out a regimen that healed my sores (and restored my sanity) in about 4 days. So, I’m sharing this in hopes it will help someone suffering from their first outbreak of genital herpes. I’m not a medical professional, this is just what worked for me. I consulted my doctor before trying any of this and she confirmed it all to be safe. First, and this may seem obvious, but stop shaving/waxing. Let it grow, it’s okay. And go commando as often as you can. I didn’t wear panties for a week. It was actually pretty liberating. Go to your local Walgreens and buy a couple boxes of the Aveeno active naturals soothing bath treatment with 100% natural colloidal oatmeal. Mix a packet of this stuff in a hot bath and soak. Make the water as hot as you can stand it. I would soak for an hour a day, twice a day. This soothes the inflammation and itchiness like nothing else. It also cleanses and moisturizes your skin so, ya know, win-win. Also, whenever I had to pee (I would wait until my bladder was about to explode) I would fill up the tub with again the hottest water I could stand and kneel in it, don’t squat. Then I’d pee. Instant relief. First time I tried it, I bit down on a hand towel just in case I needed to scream. Just a precaution if you have nervous neighbors. I washed my genital area with only Dove’s sensitive skin body wash. The bar soap works fine as well. Use a baby washcloth (they’re softer) and gently wash every part of your vaginal area. Between your labia, sides of the vulva, vaginal opening, perineum, and between your cheeks. Rinse and repeat as needed. This cut down on my discharge and deminished the smell as well. It’s a gentle formula with no dyes, fragrances, or sulfates and it’s hypoallergenic so it won’t further irritate your already pissed off skin. Now this was the game changer. You need to disinfect the area to help your sores heal. Listen. Hydrogen peroxide and 10% povidone-iodine. I read in a medical article that this healed genital cold sores faster than acyclovir cream, which just set my labia on fire. I would take about half a cup of hydrogen peroxide and mix equal parts of warm water to dilute. Make sure the water is warm, you’ll love it. Take a cotton pad and saturate it well, then dab away. I had sores on the sides of my labia, around my clitoris, and along my perineum so I concentrated my dabbing on these areas. Do this a few times, then let it air dry. Then I would take a q-tip dipped in the solution, place it on a sore, and rotate it. This helped with lifting that nasty, pus-filled core out of the sore. But do it gently. After that, I would pretty much do the same thing with the iodine. Iodine is an amazing antiseptic so use it generously. I would apply about 3 layers and let it air dry. Be carefu because it will stain surfaces and skin. I used a glove when applying. You can get all this stuff from your local pharmacy or Walmart, Target, etc. When I started this regimen, it only took 3 days for all of my sores to lose their gross centers and become pink and healthy looking. By the 4th day, I had no more soreness, no discharge, no itchiness, and my sores had almost closed completely. And of course I was taking my antivirals twice a day as prescribed. I know it’s not much, but it really did make a difference in my healing process. After about 8-9 days of doing this every day, twice a day, including the baths, all of the infected skin had healed and my culture swabs came back clean. I am now on suppressive antivirals, but I only take them when I feel that horrible tingle and itch (which is not often). After speaking with my doctor about natural ways to manage the virus, I got in touch with a local herbalist who pointed me in the direction of a number of herbal supplements that hinder the intensity of the virus on your system. I am taking L-lysine tablets twice a day, 1000mg, and Astragalus capsules, also twice a day, 1000mg. If you’d like to go the natural route with managing/preventing your outbreaks I would definitely recommend these. Sorry for the length, but I hope this helps! - A
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