Others will disagree with me but there are no clinically proven natural treatments.
What is your diet like? Do you exercise regularly?
When was the last time you stopped taking the daily acyclovir? Did you have a breakout immediately when you stopped the last time?
Hi I've had genital herpes for many years and have taken a daily acyclovir for about 5 years.
I'm thinking about stopping the valtrex, even though that will bring in an outbreak within about 3 days if past experience is any indicator. Just seems to have gotten worse the longer I take it. I'm wondering if I just grind my teeth and bear it my natural immune system will learn to fight it.
Has anyone else tried this? What natural treatments are out there? I've tried lysine with no luck in the past but don't know what else is out there.
@Sammie27 it is not clear nor is it likely that you got infected in a one off encounter in May.
Your test result indicates a long term infection and usually it means just that, long term! You probably have had this long before you met your husband and he hasn't worried about it up unti now and neither have you. What do you want to be different?
This has been answered above for you. You are really playing the ''íf'' game. Please don't do this as there are an unlimited "if" questions and they all end with the ultimate last "if" question of all... "if I had a can opener..."
Get tested, IgG antibodies type specific for HSV-1 and HSV-2.
We can't understand the question without the context, what is your situation and and are your concerns about the situation?
Even then, the answer will pretty much always be 'probably not' and you will need testing at 12 weeks post possible exposure for your answer. Have you tested at 12 weeks or plus?
The virus doesn't move, it could pop up in any nerve around the genital area. It picks a nerve to travel down, either the sacral nerves or the lumbar nerves and comes out on to the skin at that nerve ending. It generally prefers to travel down the same nerve or nerves, but it can choose to travel down a different nerve over time.