Update. The outbreak previously reported on has all healed. Have kept up the twice daily regime and there have been more tiny blisters clustered around the gland (never appeared there before).
It's just so bizarre. Usually I would have an OB every 1-2 month but with twice daily cream application the obs are virtually back to back but less severe. Reading the research the zinc should reduce the viral count by deactivating the active virus. Still no idea what actually going on but willing to continue to science.
Well I have hsv2 only, and my break outs were mainly on my fingers. BUT this time it came on my feet too.... itchy bumps on top of my feet.. Stress is a big factor for me. Iam going to try, this herb powder from this site. To boost my immune system, http://www.anti-viralherbs.com/order.html
I'am pretty sure with all I've read, fighting hsv from the inside is best.......I run real warm water on feet and hands, then put ALOE after sun (GEL), by Banana Boat. For my hands coconut oil with gloves on........Need to boost immune.
Best of luck to ya....
Hello Ethyl, welcome to the site. How you feel is totally normal. Adjusting to herpes does take time. Please know that you are not alone and we have caring and knowledgeable members to help you along. The first thing would be to educate yourself on how to live with the virus and getting involved in our community will help too. The best defense is lots of sleep, eating healthy, regular exercise and keeping stress levels down. If I can help in any way, feel free to message any time.
Jeremy I basically documented my story in the forum here "Why I Choose Holistic Medicine" (use the search at top) because what I was going through was so weird and my journey to get back to health just may help someone find a missing link in their diagnosis. Others added valuable information to the thread and other places to look for support.
My initial infection was as horrible as many here. It was a nurse at the clinic where I was diagnosed 35yrs ago who suggested I find an ND. The one I found was less than impressive so I passed on that as an option. I did OK on my own but I was into vitamin supplements and food awareness so that probably helped. I did still drink beer and smoke pot or occasionally cigarettes so lived my way. I decided to try to find help after 10 yrs, I found a Master Herbalist in my area. When he retired I went right to an ND. I was able to keep gHSV2 from interfering in my life for most of the time I had it after I found them. A life altering experience changed everything for me recently and I stopped carrying for myself and the result was as I documented.
Based on my many years of gathering information I do understand the most important thing I can do for myself is keep my body in balance and it will take care of the HSV for me.
It must be treated as individually as each of us is. As you can see reading others posts what is great for one does nothing for another.
Once I am back on track I would go once every 3 or 4 mths just to have him check I am staying on track. The added benefits from fighting the HSV is that I am a very healthy active older person who plans on staying that way as quality of life is everything as we age.