Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Acetone, Aloe Vera
- Acetone, Ice, Lysine
- Alkalize, Coconut Oil, Trace Minerals
- Aloe Vera
- Amaranth Grain
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Garlic, Ice
- Apple Slices, Aloe Vera Cream
- Artificial Sweetener Link to Herpes
- Aspirin, St. John's Wart, Tea Tree Oil
- Astringent Toner
- Avoid Arginine
- Avoid Caffeine
- Avoid Citric Acid
- Avoiding The Sun
- Baking Soda
- Bentonite Clay and Apple Cider Vinegar
- Bitter Melon
- Blood Electrification and Colloidal Silver
- Blue Glass and Sunlight Therapy
- Blue Green Algae
- Calamine Lotion
- Cell Food
- Cha De Bugre
- Clove Oil
- Coconut Oil
- Colloidal Silver, Coconut Oil
- Dietary Recommendations
- Ear Wax
- Epsom Salt
- General Feedback
- Geranium Oil
- Head and Shoulders Shampoo
- Homeopathic Remedies
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Hydrogen Peroxide and DMSO
- Hydrogen Peroxide and Lysine
- Hydrogen Peroxide Inhalation Method
- Ketogenic Diet
- L-Lysine and Vitamin C
- L-Lysine, Garlic
- L-Lysine, Licorice Tincture
- L-Lysine, Nail Polish Remover
- Lavender Oil
- Lemon Balm
- Licorice and Peppermint Root Extract
- Liquid Bandaid
- Liquid Oxygen, DMSO
- Mango Mask, Alum
- Manuka Honey
- Maria Treben's Recipe
- Melissa, Aka Lemon Balm
- Multiple Remedies
- Neem Leaves or Oil
- Oil Pulling
- Olive Leaf Extract
- Oregano Oil
- Pine Pitch
- Red Marine Algae
- Red Marine Algae, L-Lysine
- Remedies Needed
- Royal Jelly
- Rubbing Alcohol, Vitamin C
- Sauerkraut Juice
- Sweet Orange Oil
- Tea Bag
- Tea Tree Oil
- Tea Tree Oil, Blended Green Smoothie
- Ted's Remedy Feedback
- The Rip-Em-Off Method for Cold Sores!
- Tinactin (Foot Spray)
- Tomato Juice
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin E and Gold Bond Medicated Powder
- Vodka, Tea Tree Oil, Acne Cream
- Witch Hazel
01/08/2013: Candy from Brooklyn, Ny, United States: "Kilgore from Jackson... have u taken a blood test and it proved you are cured from HSV1 and ..."
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|Hydrogen Peroxide||22 YEAS|
|Apple Cider Vinegar||15 YEAS|
|Ear Wax||12 YEAS|
|Dietary Recommendations||9 YEAS|
|Oregano Oil||8 YEAS|
|Multiple Remedies||7 YEAS|
|Tea Tree Oil||7 YEAS|
|Coconut Oil||5 YEAS|
12/04/2012: Candy from Brooklyn, Ny, United States: "Has anyone been cure from herpes using the oil of oregano and coconut oil?"Replies
12/05/2012: Candy from Brooklyn, Ny, United States replies: "To Ted.. I really need some info on this I am presently taking zinc, coconot oil and oil of oregano to cure herpes. I am determine to beat this thing, not just stop out breaks but to cure it. My diet has change, I eat lots of fruits, apples, watermalon, bananas etc I drink lots of water, eat lots of cheese, drink lots of milk, egss and fish. I think I mess up by eating whole wheat breads, what breads are better to eat the white or wheat if u have hsv1 and 2. I am not sure what juices I should drink either, does foot detox help with this too? Please shed some light on this thank you.. Has anyone been cured from these stuff? How long you recommend I take those stuff?"
12/06/2012: Kilgore from Jackson, Ms replies: "Candy, please look into Lugols iodine for your herpes. I have cured myself of a long standing infection in two months, 20 drops a day of 5% Lugols solution in coffee/milk."
12/07/2012: Denise from Richmond, Va replies: "Glad to hear that your blemishes, scars and infection is gone. My question is have you gotten re-tested to see if the virus is still your blood?"
12/07/2012: "Thanks a lot but did u get re-tested for HSV-1 and2?"
12/15/2012: Vitaminjunkie from Marietta, Georgia replies: "Try the oil of oregano! Take one 1500 mg. Capsule once a day for 4 or 5 months. You can also use the oil of oregano that comes in a bottle with a dropper for the actual sores during an outbreak. The only caveat is that oil of oregano can interfere with iron absorption so if you are a menstruating female you should take an iron supplement several hours before or after the oil of oregano. THIS STUFF WORKS."
01/08/2013: Candy from Brooklyn, Ny, United States replies: "Kilgore from Jackson... have u taken a blood test and it proved you are cured from HSV1 and 2?"
[WARNING!] 01/08/2013: Gina from New York, NY replies: "20 drops a day of 5% lugol's iodine? Are you kidding me? I hope that is a typo as this is an overdose with serious side effects!! Please... This is a dangerous recommendation. 2-3 drops a day is more realistic."
01/08/2013: Gerrit from Abbotsford, Bc, Canada replies: "Gina I want you to know that I take 35 drops of Lugol's 5% in divided doses daily.
I been taking all kinds of Iodine for the last couple of years started slowly with very little.
The info I can find is, if you overdose water starts dripping from your nose and like too much vit C you just pee it out. I'm 83 and still around. I take it for Hypothyroid and still can't get my basil temp over 97. 5 and if I paint it on in the AM it is gone by nightfall.
The same with magnesium oil I have to take lot's of it spray it right in my mouth wish I could find a refillable deoderent applyer so I could roll it on also, I have to take it otherwise I would get foot and leg cramps during the night.
As always do your own DD this is just one man's opinion.
May the Lord continue to bless THIS EC site and its supporters and Angels like Lisa etc."
01/08/2013: Bess from Calgary, Alberta, Canada replies: "Hi Gerrit - You mentioned that you would prefer using a roll-on for transdermal magnesium oil.
I apply magnesium oil (homemade) by refilling an old deodorant bottle. I pop off the top part (that contains the ball) with the thin part of a dull knife. Then I fill it with magnesium oil, add a few drops of essential oil and use that. I found it works much better than spraying it on. I even found glass deodorant bottles at London Drugs (just empty the contents which are full of chemicals). Hope that helps and good health to you!"
10/06/2011: Wendon from Bklyn, Ny: "Hi Ted, I have HSV1 and 2. I just started using baking soda and citric acid, stabilized oxygen and little coconut oil in warm water. How long do I use citric acid and baking soda for? Is it safe to use coconut oil, since I am concerned about blocked arteries. I do it twice a day. I also take FGHP every other day now since I do not want to mis too much stuff. I take 4 lecithin cap daily. Thanks alot! Just started 1st week october 2011."
07/03/2011: Amaria from Oakland, Ca: "With herpies, unfortunately, even if you do not feel the symptoms I understand that the virus can still "shed."
This is especially important for a pregnant woman who actively has the virus at the time of delivery... The baby passing through the birth canal, I. E. , natural birth, can result in blindness and other horrific health problems for the baby.
As much as I wanted and planned to have a natural birth I opted to have a "C" section in order to insure that the virus didn't adversely affect my babies health... no regrets..."
06/29/2011: Daisy from Sf, Ca: "This is for Morganism54 from Granite Bay, California who said: "Just want to make it clear to everyone you can't get rid of herpes.... It goes into dormancy or recede into the skin to the original place of infection... " My question is: if herpes outbreaks happen at the place of infection, why does he state that "genital herpes tends to habitate at the base of the spine"? Thanks to all who can enlighten me on this."
06/21/2011: Morganism54 from Granite Bay, California: "Just want to make it clear to everyone you can't get rid of herpes. Some of the language used to explain treatments made it seem like you could "kill the virus" which you can't you can't only cause it to go into dormancy or recede into the skin to the original place of infection genital herpes tends to habitate at the base of the spin and you can often tell when an outbreak will occur by a tinge or tingle of pain in that region. Just FYI because a few people I have talked to seemed to be under the impression that certain herbal remedies can cure you of HSV which is not the case."Replies
06/24/2011: Chris from Tucson, Az replies: "Well, there are some who claim they have. That's worth nothing I know, but it is a claim. Have you heard of the zapper by Dr. Hulda? I've heard that works."
07/09/2010: Fmh from Dallas, Tx: "I have genital herpes but also get them on my mouth. I get them on my mouth about once a month or more. About 5 years ago driving home from a vacation with my boyfriend I was driving and asked him to light me a cigarette. He did, but handed it to me backwards and I stuck the hot end directly on my mouth. It blistered up and turned into a horrible herpes outbreak as well. But for some reason I never had an outbreak on my mouth again!! Maybe I accidently figured something out. I do still have genital outbreaks and am too chicken to go down in that area and burn myself."
01/25/2009: Art from Lindsay, Ontario: "I just wanted to pass on some information about cold sores which I recently read. It appears that a researcher at Duke University (according to a Time Magazine article) is well on his way to finding a cure for herpes 1. His approach, rather than keeping the virus at bay, is to make it become active. Then, once active, the virus could actually be killed with traditional antiviral medication. He is apparently in talks with medical companies about the best way of delivering the treatment."
[YEA] 07/11/2012: Janet from Fernley, Nevada: "I was just told about using Geranium oil on cold sores and will never use anything else it worked fast!!! I had 2 cold sores and a 3rd one on its way. The 2 had popped already and were starting to scab, I put a drop of Geranium oil on my finger and dabbed it on the sores 2 or 3 times through out the day. It doesn't taste great if it gets in your mouth but oh well. I would put on carmex inbetween Geranium oil applications. The next day the 3rd sore never came, the smaller sore was gone and the bigger sore was much smaller!! My sister in law says she puts it on before the blisters pop and it clears right up, mine were open already and it still worked super fast! It is now day 3 I have not put anymore Geranium oil on it since day 1 and my cold sores are all almost GONE! I love it!!!"
Head and Shoulders Shampoo
[YEA] 11/25/2007: Ronda from Shelburne, Canada: "I have found that breaking the sores (with fingernail clippers) to open them and applying Head & Shoulders shampoo is an incredible way to get rid of cold sores fast. You must open the sores, though, to get the shampoo directly inside them. Warning, it hurts like peroxide on cuts but it's worth it. If you do this at the first tingle, you can usually keep the sores from developing at all. Apply it often. Then, once the sores are scabs, use polysporin to heal them very quickly."Replies
04/14/2009: Varick from Brooklyn, NY replies: "Head and Shoulders shampoo has zinc in it, zinc has been known to help prevent and/or cure herpes."
04/14/2009: Jennifer from Phoenix, AZ replies: "Hello, to respond and add to your message about herpes, if you use iodine at the first sign of tingling or itching, no cold sores will develop at all and if they do, no scabbing , no swelling , i dont know what is in iodine that doesn't allow the whole inflamation to develop. You can easily get rid of the sore before it develops in 1 - 2 days. Eat healthy, take vitamin C, if you feel it coming on, take echinacea, it never failed me, it stops the cold sores from developing. If you follow this protocol, you can minimize to stop outbreaks altogether."
[YEA] 01/13/2012: Nicole from Rockford, Il: "I picked up "herplex" (a herpes homeopathic formula tablets) from Walmart a while back. I got it from the clearence section. I'm now looking all over for it. It works wonders for cold sores. Seriously when I take it, no blister forms and all symptoms gone in 2 days max! So if anyone sees this in any store please comment and let me know which one. It is all natural and has some weird ingredients like crab apples and even poison ivy. Weird ingredients aside I want more!"
[YEA] 08/07/2010: Nutrtionistmom from Carlsbad, Ca: "I have gotten cold sores since I was a young child. My moms standard cure works great. Homeopathic cold sore medicine. Well-known brand carries it. Start taking as soon as you feel tingle or bump. Take several(just put under your tongue and it will dissolve) every few hours. It encapsulates the virus and stops it cold. If you didn't catch it quickly add in L-lysine 2000mg several times a day. Natural, chemical free and safe. If you catch it right away it never becomes more than a bump. I haven't had a full blown cold sore in years. Good luck"
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 10/15/2009: Jane from Hamilton, New Zealand: "I had been getting coldsores regularly for the past twenty years. I also managed to unwittingly infect my four year old son with them. We were getting them every six weeks at least. A homeopath recommended the homeopathic remedy Natrum Muriaticum. I didn't wait for our next outbreak, just took three pilules four times a day for about three days. My son and I have been coldsore free for two years...until this week after a day's skiing I had my first outbreak (skiing for some reason has always given me the worst coldsores). That's why I'm on this site searching for quickfire remedies as the homeopathic remedy is helping but not fast enough for a quick cure. However I recommend it as a way to prevent their recurrence."
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 05/04/2013: Garion from New York, Ny: "Honey usually works when I catch the cold sore during that "tingling" stage. But, just recently I think the sun did me in and 2 days later I broke out. I could fill my lip getting swollen and irritated and see it being red but I was at work and didn't have the honey available. I got home and did the honey but by the next day, full on blisters. I was applying the honey but it was too late. And the cold sore is now progressing thru the states.
So, for honey to work, for me, I need to catch it right at the tingling stage. Or else it seems it's too late."
02/15/2010: American from Virginia Beach, Virginia: "Hello, You said on your website that apple cider vinegar works for cold sores. Sorry, it doesn't. At least, not for me.
What DOES work is honey, which is known for its ability to promote wound healing. Just keep smearing it on the cold sore - and yes, it is a sticky, gooey mess. But boy, does honey ever work!"
EC: Earth Clinic said that? Don't think so... However, a few of our readers have indeed reported success with apple cider vinegar for cold sores here: http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/herpes2.html#ACV