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If i have a 'big' night out/weekend I know I'll suffer for it with an outbreak as my immune system has taken a beating. It would be really useful to be able to take something just for a few days to prevent the outbreak but I'm not sure anything exists. I usually just use Dynamiclear which stops it immediately but if I could avoid it when I know it is coming that would help a lot.

Anyone know of anything like that?

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8 hours ago, Mr Average said:

If i have a 'big' night out/weekend I know I'll suffer for it with an outbreak as my immune system has taken a beating. It would be really useful to be able to take something just for a few days to prevent the outbreak but I'm not sure anything exists. I usually just use Dynamiclear which stops it immediately but if I could avoid it when I know it is coming that would help a lot.

Anyone know of anything like that?

are you on any antiviral meds?  Valacyclovir?  Famciclovir?

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1 hour ago, Mr Average said:

No, I'm not keen on long term meds and I don't have enough outbreaks to make it worthwhile,

you can take either Valacyclovir or Famciclovir on an interim basis.... as needed.... don't have to take them daily unless you have frequent outbreaks.  If you're not looking for a prescribed med, look into the supplements/vitamins that give your immune system a boost and have antiviral properties.... zinc is a good immune booster.  I can also recommend garlic tablets, olive leaf extract tablets, echinacea, and turmeric.... all are at your local pharmacy or order online (huge selection of brands on amazon).

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