Genital Herpes
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Genital Herpes Remedies

Acetone Nail Polish Remover
Posted by Sunshine (Montreal) on 11/02/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Just finished a 5 day treatment with acetone and must say I really am impressed. It was really comfortable for the whole 5 days and now there are no symptoms.

First I used a baby wipe to clean the whole area and then applied the acetone on a folded tissue and by tapping 'tap tap tap' over the blisters till it became more tolerable (burned like crap at first) and then pressed the tissue hard over the blisters for a couple minutes or till I felt no more pain.

I did nothing more. Usually the ordeal lasts for a good three weeks.. FIVE DAYS is all it took! Thank you so much for this trick! XOXOXO

DMSO, Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Melai (Missouri) on 09/20/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I used 3% h2O2 on a cotton pad to cleanse the affected skin, followed by DMSO (applied with clean hands... NO SOAP) at the first sign of itchiness (HSV2) at bedtime. Repeated for 3 days. Perfect results. Outbreak averted!! I continued to use h2O2 occasionally for the next few days.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Barbara (Ia) on 08/31/2018
4 out of 5 stars

Just came across this site--experiencing an outbreak after not having one for years. Wow I forgot how painful and itchy they are! OMG need help fast! The Apple Cider Vinegar sounded good to me--recently discovered it for other things--like mosquito bites. It took away the itch of mossie bites. So I read all the posts on Herpes sores--WOW--so many said it worked for them--So --I had a bottle of ACV in my bathroom--I had to look at what I was dealing with--spread a towel on my bed to see what the situation was --I could see a few sores in my genital area--I wanted to calm the area down a bit with warm water--and clean it--so I got a warm wash cloth/wiped the area--and used some mild soap (Dove) and dried it with a paper towel. Then I put a towel on my bed and grabbed the mirror and some cotton rounds--three--and the bottle of ACV--took each round and applied a good amount of ACV to the pad of cotton --then I quickly applied to the area--making sure to get the wettest part of the ACV on the round onto the sores. I was prepared for it to sting a lot--but it was not as bad as I thought. I think that washing the area with warm water and soap helped. And I think that they itched so SO much that any stinging I felt was a relief compared to the itching --it was awful--I applied one ACV cotton round then got another clean one --and soaked it with ACV--put it on with some pressure to really soak the sores--then I did a third one. Before I knew it ..I was not feeling any itching or pain from the sores. Amazing! I dried the area a bit with a paper towel pat--that might not have been a good idea since the ACV needs to be on them to dry them out. But so far so good. I did that about 20 minutes ago and I am still not feeling any itch or pain. Apple Cider Vinegar is AMAZING!! I usually don't post --or take advice from sites like this--but this is definitely worth it! And legit! Esp if you are suffering from those awful sores like me. I can't believe I walked around all day suffering with them now--and I did not have to! Try it! It is worth it!

Oregano Oil
Posted by Dj (Philadelphia, Pa) on 08/09/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I detected this at the end of 2015 after an unfortunate encounter and then tested positive for both HSV1 and 2. It was severe for a month. Then I came across this site and used Oregano oil. 2-3 times a day few drops from the filler under the tongue. I leave it there for a few seconds. Did this for couple of months and then it went away. Initially I put it on my penis - it burns like hell. Just dab it very lightly and it works but of course burns bad for a few minutes. I thought I got cured so I stopped and then it came back with a vengeance in 2 months.

Again started using it and didn't stop for 6 months. It went away for good. I get a minor sting when I forget to take it for couple of weeks and I take for a few days just to be sure and then nothing. One thing I can say with confidence is that after mid-2016 I have not seen an outbreak. I just bought it on iherb or Amazon based on price and went with the top reviewed product. Usually around 10 dollars and it lasts you a couple of months. I keep a couple of bottles in my medicine cabinet so I never run out. This site is god sent. Best of luck to everyone.

Oregano Oil
Posted by Shay (Usa) on 08/07/2018

Hi there,

Thank you for sharing your story. Can you please tell me the brand oregano oil you got and the same for the olive leaf extract.


Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Michelle (Richmond, Virginia) on 08/07/2018

I knew about this 35 years ago and did this back then. It was a cure for cancer. My mother had just passed away. it is very hard to get up to the 25 drops and not easy trust me. I never stuck to this as it got very costly. However, you can put it in Juice as well as carrot juice. It will not taste as bad. You can put it in your bathtub but osmosis it's still not as good. I was taking it internally.

I'm here looking up natural remedies myself the first time because I have just broken out and nothing seems to be working and I keep breaking out I just started breaking out it must have been dormant to me for years. And I'm 65, how embarrassing. I still plan on dating again. I do swear by peroxide though. If you use the 35% h202 topically you must dilute this with distilled water.

DO NOT put 35% directly on your skin. It will burn you.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Naturalmama (Seattle, Wa) on 08/02/2018

Womanundefeated from Southern Florida - Thank you for this insight. I really align with what you were saying about being alkaline to make it an inhospitable environment. I am curious how your treatment turned out?

Posted by Jaylah (Los Angeles ) on 08/02/2018

Is this real or a joke?

Posted by Suzy (Indiana) on 07/14/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Lecithin cures herpes. Get a bottle of soft capsules. They are large, take three a day, three times a day. You will never have an outbreak again. I say soft capsules because the liquid is thick and difficult to get down. Liquid is fine if you can take it. Just go buy lecithin in whatever form you want at your local health food store and take it daily. There's no magic formula of what brand or pill as opposed to liquid. Take it until you don't have an outbreak then take it a bit longer. There's an old post here on earthclinic about lecithin curing herpes. Do some research and find it. I had near continuous outbreaks until I started lecithin and I had tried everything out there. Lecithin works! I can't stress it enough. It will set you free. Then go tell everyone you know who suffers.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Teena (Melbourne Australia) on 07/11/2018 235 posts

Dear Ju, your immune system has held the herpes virus in check (dormant) and it is likely a recent stress on the immune system has tipped this balance. You can boost the immune system with lysine and whole food vitamin c, eg rosehip powder, and others. Your ACV you can take internal and apply external, it will likely sting, you may like to mix with Castor oil. If you do not get improvement from the acv, Further research how lecithin defeats herpes and shingles virus. Best to you.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Ju (Louisiana) on 07/10/2018

You'll need to tell us if we are to drink it or place it on the genital. Thank you, no sex since left husband 38yrs old and now I'm 75 so how the hell did I catch herpes?

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Alex (Australia) on 06/28/2018

Further to my ACV trial above:

I have since learned that the Apple Cider Vinegar was increasing my pH Balance.

It seems the ACV that is not actually providing the direct relief here. It's my pH level.

I went and bought a personal pH tester and I piss on it whenever potty break is required to check.

If my pH is low I take some ANTACID (Alka-Seltzer, Eno, Ural, Etc) to boost it. Currently, I'm using Eno cause it's cheaper.

I have seen an immediate improvement in controlling the external lesions to the point where the now don't actually break the skin.

I continue to take Lysine (which seems to toughen the skin) and Vit C daily.. and double it if I feel an outbreak.

I am certain when I am under attack even though there are no lesions because I feel the hyper-sensitivity in the back of my legs and the usual prodrome feelings.

I've read on other forums some people who claim it has stopped outbreaks altogether. I would love to get to this stage. I think its definitely the right track.

Can anyone else confirm success with controlling pH levels and Outbreaks, please?

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Teena (Melbourne, Australia) on 06/20/2018 235 posts

Dear Hopeful, perhaps you can read up on the benefits of lysine and lecithin for the herpes virus. By treating from the inside you prevent the outbreak, rather than treat externally when outbreak has already occurred. Avoid any foods or energy drinks with arginine and aspartame, these will cause an outbreak. Keep a food diary app and see for yourself. Try mixing some healing castor oil with your Apple Cider Vinegar for topical use, or just castor oil until your sores have settled. Best to you

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Hopeful (Stockton, Ca) on 06/19/2018
0 out of 5 stars

I've started the ACV regimen by soaking a cotton ball in it 3-4 times a day also pouring a little when I bathe.. I'm also using tea tree oil as well. I felt a lesion bear rectum. Now the right side of inner cheek is raw and when I wipe I see as if a scab has peeled. I'm in a lot of pain I'm currently trying the cornstarch method. I'm just scared and confused and will I see any results? The medication for HSV 2 is too costly. I need some relief and once or if this is going away will I still need the medicine? Any help is appreciated

Oregano Oil
Posted by Dijon (Jacksonville, Fl) on 06/19/2018

Did you go get retested after using this oil and did it come back negative?

Red Marine Algae
Posted by Heather (Mt) on 06/13/2018
5 out of 5 stars

My boyfriend suffers from recurring herpes sores and lesions both in his mouth and outside of his mouth. This went on for a couple years while I research a bunch of things and we tried various diets, etc.

What I found absolutely works is Red Marine Algae with Gigartina & Dumontiaceae algae. It works as a preventative, taken in the recommended dosage daily. BUT if you forget to take it or just can't afford to take it on regular basis (it's expensive) you can take it at the FIRST "tingle" on your lip, and it will not even form into a lesion. You need both kinds of algae for it to be effective.

I hope this helps others like it has helped my boyfriend! He has not had a sore in about a year. He has occasional "tingles" when he drinks wine or eats wheat (terrible for herpes sufferers) but takes the Red Marine Algae immediately and nothing forms.

Posted by Mary (Arizona) on 06/04/2018
5 out of 5 stars

For herpes sores, D'limonene applied asap on the area.

Take a capsule, open it and use it directly or use it with a bit of castor or neem oil. Works right away.

Posted by Thankfullyitsnotworse (Nj) on 05/16/2018

Thank you Suzy for sharing this information. When you say you take three capsules two to three times a day, do you mean one capsule each time of day or three capsules each time of day?

Posted by Dove (California ) on 05/01/2018

I just started BHT thank you for your story, my experience the same.. how is it now many years later?

Posted by Suzy (Usa) on 04/15/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Lecithin works. There is a post here on Earth Clinic about killing the virus with lecithin. You should be able to find it without much trouble. I tried everything. Nothing worked. I bought liquid lecithin but couldn't get it down so I now take three capsules two to three times a day. They are large, you may be able to buy smaller pills if that's a problem. I have had one outbreak in nine months and that was early on. When that happened I opened a pill and put the lecithin directly on the two sores. They have never come back. I was constantly have outbreaks, one after another. Miserable to say the least. Thank God for lecithin. It is the only thing that has worked for me. I still take it daily. I hope you consider giving it a try. I'm at peace after twenty years of misery.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Natalia (Mn, Usa) on 04/08/2018

John, It sounds like you are in the throes of a viral storm! Interesting timing: HS outbreaks typically happen at Easter and Valentines when excess chocolate is consumed. I haven't read the thread, so this may be redundant, but are you supplementing with Lysine? It is an essential amino acid that we make from other amino acids and a chem in chocolate blocks the body's ability to make this conversion, resulting in Lysine deficiency and the opportunity for the HS's to overgrow. If you are vegan or even vegetarian, you need to seriously balance your protein intake. If not, you need to support your immune system. There is a great deal of information on the web about how to boost immunity and balance the body for optimal health; this would heal and prevent these outbreaks. No standard MD is going to do anything other than throw bandaid meds at you; you need to go much deeper.

The major consideration for our immune system is the gut; you need to be taking pre- and pro-biotics to begin healing and addressing your diet and environment to address your system failure.

In Native culture, we use anti-viral medicine that is simple and free. Dunno if you have flat or white cedar in AL, but that is what we use as a tea. You can use the needles and fans of any pine tree as a strong anti-viral. Just boil a large amount in clean water until the oil floats on top. Strain and drink sweetened - pref with a natural sweetener. Best to you.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by John (Alabama ) on 04/06/2018

I was just diagnosed yesterday with genital herpes. I first noticed signs a week ago when it burned while urinating. I immediately made a doctor's appointment. My doctor took blood and urine sample and told me it would be a few days for my results in come in. I haven't slept or had an appetite. My results came back negative, but I knew something was going on. I've been experiencing flu like systems, feeling weak and lethargic. I started noticed small bumps that have now spread and itch. I made a follow up appointment and was told I have a bad genital herpes outbreak. Can't describe how I feel in words. I'm only finding comfort reading other ppl's stories and knowing I'm not alone.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Cara (Vancouver) on 03/15/2018

What kind of vit C did you use?

Frankincense Essential Oil
Posted by Gabriela (London) on 03/04/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Frankincense essential oil for herpes. Just put directly and neat, on the slightest sign of herpes about 2 or 3 or maximum 4 times a day.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Anicea (Springfield ) on 02/20/2018
5 out of 5 stars

So I was diagnosed with HSV 2 almost a year ago. I only use ACV with the Mother and corn starch. After using the restroom take a cotton swab or cotton ball dip in ACV then put a little corn starch to help dry it out. Usually gone within a few days. I only have outbreaks when I eat really badly, like drinking too much soda, or too much sweets.

Salt Detox Bath
Posted by Journey To Wellness (Atlanta) on 02/19/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I've had hsv1 and hsv2 for years. I've only had success with reducing outbreaks and symptoms with salt baths. 1 cup of epsom, 1 cup of pink or dead sea salt and 1 cup of 35 pct hydrogen peroxide in very warm water in tub. Soak for 45 to water get cold. Preferably night before bed because you will fill tired after the soak. Make sure you can lay your back and legs summerge in full water in tub. You can also use apple cider vinegar in place of peroxide. This process will help kill some of the virus. You can soak 2 to 3 times a week. Also, use oreganol oil and coconut oil mixed to apply after bath on lower back and base of neck shoulder. Oregano pills and extract to use internal. Include lysine and vitamin c with you multi vitamin. Always drink a organic juice fruit and vegetable mix. If you can add wheatgrass it will help to boost immune. Good luck!

Onion Family (Onions, Garlic, Celery, Thyme)
Posted by Charity (Faithville, Us) on 02/06/2018

Yes, a cure for this, according to Ted here.

Onion Family (Onions, Garlic, Celery, Thyme)
Posted by Maicol (Georgia) on 02/05/2018

Hi, thank you for all this info. I really thought there was no earthly cure for this. My question though: Isn't it even better to blend raw garlic and onion and drink it right away?

Posted by H&s (Spring, Tx) on 12/20/2017
1 out of 5 stars


Tried BHT (1000mg divided doses; 2x daily) with St John's wort for 6 months with no improvement. Took it with 6-8g of Vit C daily.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Unknown (Texas ) on 12/10/2017

So do Apple Cider Vinegar n baking soda take hsv 2 away or do the baking soda help with breakouts? I'm asking because since I got the news I been very depressed and looking for natural cures to take the virus away.

Monolaurin, L-Lysine
Posted by Stargirl (Fayetteville, Nc) on 10/05/2017

Ok, so now it's been 10 months with only monolaurin and L-Lysine and I've only had one OB. That was because I grew too comfortable and wasn't taking them daily as I should have. Let me just say, that the OB wasn't terribly uncomfortable and I only had one mild lesion. After three days of doubling my regiment, the lesion was gone. I highly recommend that you research the results of monolaurin on herpes. They are outstanding.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Dae Dae (Ga) on 09/02/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I tried hydrogen peroxide 3% you can also try 6% but you have to order the 6%. it worked wonders for me, Instant relief up on using it and the healing process is quicker. Get a cotton ball dab the difficult area and you will feel instead relief, do it a few times throughout the day, every day until completely healed. I hope this provide some help I know how excruciating this is.

Stabilized Oxygen
Posted by Lainie (La) on 08/28/2017

What is the best kind and where do I get it?

Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Christine (Virginia) on 08/14/2017

I started taking the food grade H2O2 for herpes. I am going to take it 6 months and keep taking the 25 drops twice a day until I get a clean test. I am glad to hear that your level dropped.

Oregano and Eucalyptus Oils, Lysine
Posted by Art (California ) on 08/10/2017 1464 posts

In reply to Asia (Akron, Ohio),

You must be pretty tough, because a few drops of pure essential oil of oregano under my tongue would probably burn a hole in my mouth!!! It is very powerful oil!


Oregano and Eucalyptus Oils, Lysine
Posted by Asia (Akron, Ohio) on 08/10/2017

I am rubbing oil of oregano and coconut oil on my lower back and also taking a few drops under my tongue along with vitamin C and Also a multi vitamin. I have been doing this for only a week now . I was Dx almost 4 weeks ago with HSV 2. How do you know if the oil of oregano is working? Will the oil force you to have an outbreak and discharge?

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Maria (Florida) on 08/08/2017

Please mix 2 drops of Tea tree oil with 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and dab on genitals with a cotton ball. You will be happy.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Peaches (Nashville Tn.) on 07/02/2017

Can you please help me, I have the herpes virus I have purchased so many books about it and I can't find anything.....

Hypericum Mysorense
Posted by Peaches (Nashville, Tennessee ) on 07/02/2017

Hello did the stuff cure you from herpes for good ....

Oregano and Eucalyptus Oils, Lysine
Posted by Unexpected49 (Miami) on 06/18/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I have read the post and I really like it. I thank you for sharing these type of information as I'am always looking for relief.

One thing I can say I do not agree with on the posts is the acetone, I agree with everything else but that. I believe once you have an open sore anything through it can lead to the blood stream and may cause additional health concerns later in life. Perhaps one may reconsider such, the ly-sine vitamin I've been taking along with vitamin C, I take the 1,000mg, and also 1,000gm ly-sine three times a day. because I have a lot of stress I still get outbreaks every now an then which is expected under the circumstances.

This what I have been using which works great for me, the results may vary person to person rather works well for me.

I mix oregano oil and eucalyptus oil, use a q-tip to administer it to the affected area. I will do it overnight and or a few times a day or so, if I do it at night the blister and or bump will be gone in the morning. It will not take 7 days to go away, it literally gone within few days.

I hope this helps a bit.

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