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How big of an effect does beer have on chances of coldsore outbreaks? I hear liquor is a better option...also apparently work out supplements like c4 and stuff make one break out due to arginine. This true? And are there supplements that have less arginine for lesser chance of OB?

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Createss Galore

Hi justwannahide:

I don't take c4 and stuff like that. No beer, no liquor either. But I do balance the arginine content of the foods that I eat with Lysine or L-Lysine supplements. 1000-3000 mgs daily standard dose. I take 2000 daily, and increase to 3000 when I feel an OB trying to come on. I also work to reduce my intake of arginine-rich foods.

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I think lysine pills may be making my lip swell though, didn't do it at first....

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I think lysine pills may be making my lip swell though, didn't do it at first....
Oh, you were taking lysine but think it may be causing problems. I've noticed a reduction in the length and severity of facial OBs since I started lysine. Sorry I couldn't help.

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