Hi, i have read some of the feedback on your site and found it very interesting. I contracted genital herpes in 1981-2. I went to a clinic and they gave me the bad news. I asked what should i do when i get the outbreak as it was so painfull. The answer i got was "run and bath of warm water and pee it that ". mmmm very good. At that time there was no cream on the market or any other forms of treatment so it was a case of suffering for many days. I get the itch and the sore leg and the depression. But as time has gone on it has lessened and i have very few attacks so count myself luck in some respects but let me say i had my share and have sympathy with anyone who has herpes now even with all the treatments you can take. I did start to use a cream after many years called Zovirax which helped a lot.I do find or have found that a healthy diet and i don't mean drinking diet drinks and eating dietary food i mean eating veggies and drinking plenty of water seems to have helped me. I also do eat plenty of garlic and love spicy food.I also think that getting depressed about having herpes actually does not help as the depression brings on the attack. Maybe i am wrong but i feel that feeling down doesn ot help.So try and keep positive about the situation. Man it's not going to kill u unless u give it to the wrong person ahahahah.
Avoid Chocolate, Peanuts and keep stress levels low! and you'll be just fine! Good Luck!
In the past i have always used anti viral drugs to control my outbreaks. After 8 years of very frequent outbreaks & almost daily medication i can say that i have finally found the key to my problem:a healthy diet. When i was diagnosed, i was never explained any information about how diet can influence or bring on an outbreak.I was told that antiviral medication is what i needed, with out any knowledge of other more healthier,natural alternatives. So since reading & sourcing as much information i could find on controlling my outbreaks, i discovered that eating foods high in alkaline & avoiding foods high in acid completely knocked out my outbreaks. Lemon/Limes are a big part of my diet & i can say that these amazing fruits avoiding chocolate,coffee,beer etc have turned my life around for the better :)
Herpes 1 & 2: My husband and I have had HSV 1 [in my mouth] &2 for nearly 20 years; we are both pretty healthy [he is a Vegan, I eat chicken may be four times a year, so primarily a vegetarian diet]. Try to eliminate sodas, anything artificial and meat from your diet if possible and anything with Yeast and ALL Fungus foods like Mushrooms, Cheese from Animals. -There are too many delicious alternatives today not to.
For the last twelve months we cut all yeast from our diet, began taking Olive Leaf Extract capsules for nearly twelve months and began drinking at least 2-3 cups of Cinnamon Tea with Honey daily [which I make every week]. We also incorporated Blackstrap Molases and Apple Cider Vinegar daily [1 tbs ea. to 8 oz. of room temperature distilled water] twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening. In addition to our daily liquid vitamins, minerals, greens.
Anyway, we have not had any outbreaks or symptoms in at least the last nine months where we always had two to three outbreaks a year and I believe eating healthy foods like raw fruits and vegetables in addition to Olive Leaf Extract and Cinnamon [which are both anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-bacteria and kills yeast].
In regards to the Cinnamon tea, I usually heat up a large pot of water boil for 15 min. add 3 to 4 cinnamon sticks, cover, add about a cup of raw and unheated honey and leave on the stove overnight and put in the refrigerator the next morning and drink all week and repeat as I get low [usually makes about a gallon and a half. It is so delicious, just make sure to brush your teeth afterwards, it will stain your teeth. ;)
For genital herpes, use DMSO as soon as you feel it coming on. Dab Dmso directly onto lesions. Also rub liquid Magnesium onto spine - that's where virus hides when its dormant. Herpes hates Mag and coconut oil.
I contracted it from a girlfriend about 40 years ago. I suffered outbreaks about 6 or 7 times a year. I had read about DMSO, can't remember where I first noted it.
I first used DMSO after I suffered with the problem for about 5 years, during which I had outbreaks. I read that the virus stores itself in the base of the spine between outbreaks. I decided to apply DMSO to the base of my spine. I applied it once a week for about 6 weeks. From the date of the FIRST application I have never had an outbreak. During the period after the first application I have been involved in vigorous sexual activity with my wife or girlfriend. I believe that I am cured, but have not been tested, not knowing that such a test existed.
(Chicago, Il, Daterme)
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.
DMSO, Hydrogen Peroxide
Cold sore and Herpes CURE not treatment.
There is a natural cure for herpes. You need to buy DMSO and 35 percent food grade hydrogen peroxide, this is applied to your back upper for cold sore and lower for genital. Please google this info DMSO and 35% percent food grade hydrogen peroxide. Many studies have showed that the hydrogen peroxide has also worked curing cancer but cannot be used in the USA.
(Alamogordo, New Mexico)
DMSO, Hydrogen Peroxide
If using DMSO for herpes hs2, mix a little 3% h202 and place on lower part of spine or for hs1 base of neck and let sit for 30 min...at sign of outbreak do once a day for 3 consecutive days...it works a treat...
EC: Do you mean mix a little DMSO with 3% peroxide and apply to the spine or neck? Thanks for clarifying!
Echinacea for genital herpes works if you catch it early.
I was diagnosed in 1985 with GH, I have found that Echinacea has reduced attacks to once a year. When I get the first signs of an attack I take 20 drops in water 3 times a day, after 2 days its gone. I have also noticed that attacks are very much related to stress and that daily meditation has helped me a great deal in reducing attacks.
Echinacea help to stop outbreak of herpes. It was mainly used for flu-prevention, then my dust mite allergy is gone and genital herpes seems to be history.
After more than 30 years of trying to get rid of herpes, I tried apple cider vinegar (2 tea spoons on 8 oz water early mornings) and it worked for almost 3 months, but it came back viciously. Reading Edgar Cayce's remedies on herpes, I started 1 minute gargles with Glyco Thimoline, 3 times daily, after brushing my teeth. IT WORKS! I had more than 4 months free, until I had to travel abroad and run out of Glyco. Now back to the Glyco gargles, I've had almost 2 moths free up to date. God bless Edgar Cayce and Earth clinic.
I have suffered with GH for close to 30yrs. One of the things that has helped stop an outbreak is to soak in a hot bath with epsom salts or other mineral salts. When I feel an outbreak coming I soak in the saltbath and the blisters either do not come out or go directly into the scab phase leaving out the painful part in the middle. I will try cutting out the sugar in my diet.
I have found that putting my underwear through an extra rinse cycle, I haven't had an H2 outbreak for over a year. Previously I suffered for 2 years from monthly, bi-monthly and sometimes non stop out-breaks for months on end. I believe that the laundry detergent residue left on my underwear was the trigger for all of my outbreaks. I found that rinsing my underwear again got rid of the left over detergent and the cause of my outbreaks.
(Nj - New Jersey)