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Eating Honey - Caused Outbreak?

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I like to think I am prety on top of this.

I eat very clean, don't drink excessive alcohol if at all, don't smoke, don't drink coffee, don't eat chocolate or crisps, avoid al fast fatty food, don't drink sugared pop drinks, I exercise and gym 3/4 times a week and generlaly rest well..

I was driving to see my new girlfriend last night and I felt the itch, but it wasn't like any before, it was sooo mild and small that I just thought it was my lips drying up, 10 mins before I got to hers I paused and nearly text her to say I couldn't make it, as I had not had the talk with her (till now). I passed it off as dry lips but had ACICLOVIR 5% cream with me. She had kissed me when I first come in the door, would this be anything to worry about?

I kept going to the toilet to check and behold it was, but it was so small and mild and I kept applying the cream and knew I had to sit her down, it's something I have wanted to tell her since starting seeing her 4 weeks ago (we have not had sex nor would I have had without discussing). It was on my bottom lip i the middle but not near the skin and was deep on my lip sort of more in my lip and outside it.

I sat her down and just told her I had something to say, she obviosuly got panicked and I kept saying not to worry but it instantly felt good knowing i had got it out. I first explained why I eat so clean and look after myself then just dropped it.

She was very undertsanding after I had told her how much I knew about it and all the reading I had done on it and how I have it under control and know about outbreaks and how to spot them. (I have 1 and 2 type).

She is drop dead gorgeous as well as smart and funny so was so happy to have her understand!

I told her about the mini outbreak and again was undertsanding.

Driving back the morning after I was thinking about what could have brought it on and the only think I can trace it back to is the Acai honey I drizzle on my musli breakfast, or the general wear on my mind and body over the last few weeks with work.

I know people say honey is good as a topicala treatment but could it in fact create an acidic environment for the virus to thrive in, or just generally be a spark for the outbreak? That's the only thing i can trace it back to.

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