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
[YEA] 12/27/2007: K from New York, New York: "This Works on Contact. Remove the top skin from the cold sore/herpes simplex. Ground Aspirin with 2 drops or tea tree oil (organic) and 2 drops of St. John's Wart liquid form (organic). If your a baby and you can't take pain you can numb..."
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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|
|Tea Tree Oil||7 YEAS|
|Multiple Remedies||7 YEAS|
|Coconut Oil||5 YEAS|
Artificial Sweetener Link to Herpes
[SIDE EFFECTS] 04/15/2007: Jem from Sudbury, Canada: "I usually never have more than 2 breakouts a year. But since I have inherited my friend's deceased mother's staples, which included Splenda, I have had a break out 1/mth. As well Of late I have increased my intake of aspartame by chewing more gum than ever before as a diet strategy for weight loss and a substitute for food. Thank you sooo much for the info."
[SIDE EFFECTS] 04/13/2007: KNOWLEDGE IS POWER from Perth, Australia: "Have heard two comments now regarding Oxygen Therapy or Hyperbaric Therapy. I am about to give this therapy a go. Also just wanted to say that I think this website is a fantastic forum and agree that the use of Splenda and Aspartame are huge culprits of outbreaks. I haven't had an outbreak for approx 4 weeks now, however I had a chinese dish today for lunch (around 1.30pm) and found out it contained MSG after eating it. I am now experiencing the tingling and itching sensations (now 11.05pm) which are my warning bells going off, so I've taken 2 l-lysine tablets. Not sure what exactly is in MSG but I'm about to search the net for some answers! Will be embarking on the Oxygen Therapy and low carb/high protein diets as protein contains natural l-lysine. Will keep u posted on how it pans out!! KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!!"
03/15/2007: Neall from St. Louis, MO, USA: "I had experienced several outbreaks a year since childhood of cold sores, especially in the winter. I haven't had more than a couple of outbreaks in the past few years, mostly I think due to maintaining healthy water intake and when my lips feel like they are starting to get chapped, using Blistex Lip Infusion. In my experience, it is dehydration that triggers my outbreaks. Since I am following a low-carb diet, I have been substituting Splenda and Nutrasweet for sugar quite a bit. I have experienced no ill effects so far and have had no outbreaks of cold sores since I started using them frequently several months ago. I realize that everyone is different and are affected differently so if you need a non-sugar sweetener and you think that Splenda and Nutrasweet are causing problems, I suggest trying Stevia extract. It comes from a naturally occurring plant and has no unpleasant aftertaste. It may seem expensive but a little goes a long way. I buy it at Whole Foods but I'm pretty sure I've seen it at Trader Joe's too. There are usually two kinds, one with maltose and one just Stevia. I can taste a slightly unpleasant aftertaste with the maltose so I try to avoid it.
PS: I've used Abreva and it did seem to help but only if used before the blister starts to show. When the blister was already showing, it seemed to increase the size and duration of the blister(s).
PPS: Low carb iced tea recipe: (per ~2L water) 2 bags Luzianne iced tea, 1 bag Yogi Throat Comfort tea, 3 tiny scoops of Superior Source Sweet 'n Natural 100% pure Stevia. Stir, ice, and enjoy!"
[SIDE EFFECTS] 03/06/2007: Chris from Cebu, Philippines: "Just read your article on Aspartame and how it may trigger an outbreak. I am wondering if this is the cause of my current outbreak, as I have just traveled to the Philippines where the formula for diet coke contains Aspartame. After having my first diet coke monday morning, I started having an outbreak. Also know that I have been traveling a lot over the past 2 weeks."
[SIDE EFFECTS] 01/27/2007: Jesse from Macon, GA: "I am so glad i found this site. i jus got a coldsore like bump on my lip and i was thinkin that the cause was bc of something i had recently done with my boyfriend. turns out i lately have drank a couple of diet drinks and i have been chewing a lot of extra gum. thank you so much i was so worried. i am laying off the gum and diet sodas"
[SIDE EFFECTS] 01/24/2007: Rochelle from Grants Pass, OR: "After reading this article, it made me think about things. I have never had genital herpes until about 6 month ago when I started drinking three or four diet pepsi's a day. I just quit drinking them about a week ago, and I hope this was the culprit. I also have been reading all the labels of food I eat. I even threw away my gum. EXTRA GUM bad for you. I will let you know if this works. I haven't told my husband because I am so embarrassed about it. I just tell him that I am sore, and can't play..."
[SIDE EFFECTS] 01/20/2007: Jim from Port St Lucie, FL: "I dont' know what is causing my outbreaks ... but ever since i've been on nutrisystem weight loss program (2 months) i've had 4 outbreaks. it's been about 3 years previous that i've had one."
[SIDE EFFECTS] 01/18/2007: Jason from Houma, Louisiana: "So here I am going over a year strong without an outbreak and BAM, I come upon the worst outbreak lasting as long as two weeks long. At first I thought okay maybe that was just a bad case and not even one week after the outbreak subsided...BAM!! another one just as bad appeared. Now I was getting really frustrated and after doing a little bit of researching I came upon this website and read the tales behind Splenda and Aspartame. I started to think about what it was I was doing differently and that's when it hit me, sometimes when I go to visit my parents (my father being a diabetic) I would drink some of this sugar-free drink he would make for himself mainly because there was nothing else in their house to drink besides water. The next day I go over to my parents house and into the pantry and grabbed that container which the mixing packets come in and what do i find in big bold print as part of the ingredients ? ASPARTAME !!!! never again will I drink anything from my parents house UNLESS it's water in a bottle and now I have a tendency to look on the back of everything I buy for those main ingredients..if you have herpes I suggest YOU do the SAME."
[SIDE EFFECTS] 01/18/2007: Sore from Chicago, IL: "In late October I started drinking 8 - 12 cups of DeCaf coffee per day. ALong with this I used 2-3 packets Splenda per 1 1/2 Cups or up to 18 packets per day!!! I thought I was doing well. I started this in early October. Now I have used Splenda from time to time but never in this quantity. In late October I started breaking out and it would clear up only to break out again a week later. Instead of breaking out once or twice a year, I was breaking out every few weeks. I'd clear up and break out again. I wondered what was different. Initially I thought it was the stress of the Holidays. Well the holidays are over and it is still happening. I decided to do a search and found this site. I'm eliminating ALL sweeteners today. I'll let you know if my virus goes back to sleep."
[SIDE EFFECTS] 01/01/2007: Annie from Seattle, WA: "Just visited my brother and his wife for a week in northern california. Splenda was not available in their home. Upon returning to Seattle, I resumed my consumption of Splenda (quite significant) and immediately (within 2 days) developed a severe herpes outbreak. Yikes. Will certainly monitor the situation and stop using Splenda for a while to see if this is indeed the cause. This was a low stress period for me and there is not other reason for the outbreak except perhaps having started taking L-Carnitine upon my return to Seattle."
[SIDE EFFECTS] 11/23/2006: Linda from Houston, TX: "I wanted to add my story and am relieved to know that I'm not the only one who has experienced this. Approximately two years ago I began having herpes outbreaks (Cold Sores) with regularity and didn't know why this was happening. This occurred for several months in a row when I finally thought "what the heck is going on here". I then tried to figure out what I'd been doing differently. It took me about a day or two and then it struck me that I'd been consuming large amounts of SPLENDA. Which I normally don't use. I have a bitter orange tree in my yard with beautiful, but very sour oranges and I had discovered that these oranges make a rather delicious drink comparable to lemonade. Not wanting to consume so much sugar, I bought a box of SPLENDA and began using that. What a huge mistake! I was miserable and can't believe that I didn't put 2 and 2 together sooner than that. What's funny is that the sores would come on very quickly with little pain and didn't seem to last quite as long as they sometimes do, but they were horrible and frequent. I wonder how many people suffer needlessly and don't even know why? I relay my story every chance I get in hopes of helping anyone else avoid this stupid problem. Thanks for this web site!"
[SIDE EFFECTS] 11/04/2006: Anonymous from Los Angeles: "I came upon your website while searching for a natural healing for Genital Herpes. WOW. Am I surprise to find out information about this crazy chemical call Sucralose or Splenda. OK, here's my story: Two weeks ago on Monday, I went to work with a great new idea. That I will go on a sugarless diet. Why? Because people at work noticed that I do look a little chubbier. Before going on this sugar diet, I used to drink about a cup of coffee every morning with real sugar. I guess you can say the addiction to coffee kicks in and I just wanted some a little taste of coffle again. So, without destroying my commitment to a sugarless diet, I search around the office kitchen for those diet packet sugar and found some. I did the coffee with diet sugar for about 4 or 5 days and Well... You guess it. That following friday night, when I went to take a piss after having dinner with my girlfriend. My urethra was on fire, meaning burning sensation when I pee. HERPES OUTBREAK!!! and I seriously do agree agree with you guys it's from that diet stuff I took in. If I didn't come upon this website, I would not have made this connection. I am so glad I know this. I think I'll stick to real food from now on. Even Junk Food scares me now. The freaking USDA is as reliable as this country's Intelligence Agency. Thank you"
[SIDE EFFECTS] 09/26/2006: Chris from Canada: "I stopped using both Splenda and Aspartame and have not had a symptom for a month now. Was having constant problems for 3 years now and couldn't figure out why. This coincides with my starting to use Splenda and Aspartame for a low carb diet regimen. i believe you are onto something here."
[SIDE EFFECTS] 09/20/2006: Anonymous from NC: "Oh my gosh! I thought my body was falling apart. I keep having outbreaks, this past month i've had 3. This was the first time in my LIFE. But when I just read the info on this site I realized that it's because of diet soda. I have been drinking diet soda everyday for the past month at work. Before that I had never had an outbreak. I will never drink another one. THANKS."
[SIDE EFFECTS] 08/01/2006: Anonymous from London: "i cannot believe what i have just read about Herpes outbreaks and Splenda. I have been on a diet for a few weeks and have been taking Splenda as a substitute for sugar. I have had the worst outbreak ever lasting 3 weeks!! Now that i know, i will cut out the Splenda. Throwing it out now."