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Posted by Steve (Bryan, Texas) on 08/09/2009

too many abbreviations, too much dancing circles

ok i havnt tried anything yet, except zovirax, it works ok most of the time. i usully breakout one my back side top of my butt cheek, usually on the left, i have been reading your articles here im confused. please tell me what to get to cure my genital herpes or greatly suppress it. PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEASE TELL ME!!!!!!!!!. I have had this for 23 years, i would give my left nut to get rid of it. I tend to break out now if i get too hot. Like riding in a hot car if the seat is hot. It seems the heat causes me to break out, cause my butt is right against the hot seat.

Replied by Morgan
(Nyc, Ny)
5 out of 5 stars

CURE TO GENITAL HERPES: Hydro Peroxide DMSO (human grade) Apply one at a time to the area where the breakout ocurred. This combination seals the nerve endings (virus path), and you are virtually cured. Is it for everyone? I don't know, but I am virus free for 11 yrs now.

Replied by Fionna
(Miami, Fla)

this is to Morgan: You stated you applied dsmo and HP one at a time and it sealed the nerve ending. Was this during a breakout or before. Also, did you apply just once per area?thank you, fionna

Replied by Tammy1
(London, Greater London)

Thank you Morgan. How frequent did you apply Hydro Peroxide DMSO (human grade)? How long did you apply it for?

Replied by Ashly

What is the dilution of the food grade hydrogen peroxide for topical use to kill the virus on the skin? Is it effective on the area of a healed break out?

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Posted by Ozena (Newyork, Newyork) on 06/16/2009

I was diagnosed with GH almost 6 years ago I tell u it was the worst thing that could happen to me,because the person knew he had it and infected me on purpose, yeh sure I should have let him give me oral, but I was caught up in the moment like many of you,This bastard ruined my life,I tried to get the health dept to stop him,who knows how many women he infected? I was too embarassed to call the police, I will never forget that outbreak, sores itching,being mesirable,I was on Valtrex but that made me sick do I stopped,6 years later no outbreaks at all,everbody is different, not a sore or lesion, some stings sometimes, but I go about my buisness, I think mentally Im coming along, Im 39 so at 33 when this happens and my baby was almost 3 then it was HARD to deal with,clinic visits, the doctors treated me like a leper, I would never think to give this to anyone, NEVER, I was seeing someone who knew, it was good at first but it didnt work out, oh well, if someone comes along I will always be honest, its my disease not theirs,That creep who gave it to me will get his whereever the Coward is, keep your heads up it will be ok!!!

Replied by Infected On Purpose

This is totally my story but we're still together....but he's reminded daily of how lucky he is to have me

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Posted by David (Atlanta, Ga) on 12/30/2008

I just found out last week that I tested positive for HSV-2. I have been looking at internet information for a cure. I do believe there is actually a cure out there because all things are possible. I am looking for a cure not a outback treatment. The doctor says it is a life time disease but I don't believe such a thing. 1) Is there someone that has actually re-tested with negative result? 2) What was you cure regiment? 3) How long did it take you to rid yourself from the disease? I understand that diet, exercise, and herbs, low stress, spiritual balance will help in immune system health. I have heard of people being cured AIDS, so I know herpes can be cure. If anybody can actually help let me know. Remember responses for cures not just outbreak treatments. I know there are real people that have been actually cured out there. Please and thank you for your help.

David, Atlanta, GA

Replied by Darcy
(Patong, Phuket, Thailand)

Hi David from Atlanta. I was tested positive for HSV-2 just last July 2008. I have experienced a day or 2 rest for a 5 month long continuous outbreaks and I was so desperate and looked everywhere for relief, remedy and cure. I have tried a lot of suggested medicines, home remedies etc., that was listed in this very helpul site. But as weeks go by, I have discovered a herbal drink from Philippines that was a very big help to this disease. For your info, I have a very weak immune system and I think if someone with a normal or much stronger immune system than mine, I guess taking this drink would be more effective. I saw the changes and progress of my immune system after i drank the first 2 sachets. It's called _____, it's quite known now in the Philippines, for it has cured a lot of sickness and diseases, and as for my HSV-2... i don't know if it has cured me, but it did gave me hope and still think strong of my future. I have a friend who sells this in Thailand, and in Manila.

To support more for my body's defenses, I drink 2 cups of GreenTea everyday, as this is equivalent to 8 apples, which has more vitamin C than citrus. I take Centrum, 1000mgs VitC, 400IU VitE.. yeah! it's not hard, it's just that my immune system is very weak so I just have to find more support. Of course, nothing is possible without the help of God, a prayer full of faith.

God bless!

More power Earthclinic!!

Replied by Rob
(Manhattan, New York)

sorry to be a downer but this sounds like a spam post.. at least don't mention the product name... He is asking specifically from someone who cured themselves...not for a vague remedy.

EC: Thank you for pointing it out! Product name removed!

Replied by Joyce
(Joelton, Tn)
510 posts

Hello David,

Since L-lysine 2 grams with 2 grams Vitamin C 4 times per day (suggest mealtime & bedtime) works to rid one of HSV-l, it should work on HSV-2 also. That is what I would be trying first off for any viral infection because I know it works on chicken pox (therefore should work for shingles or Herpes Zoster), mononucleosis (kissing fever) and several other viruses as well.

Genital Herpes Advice

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Posted by James (Albuquerque, New Mexico) on 03/29/2009
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After 25 years of herpes, doctors, and drugs, I found what works best the hard way, by experience. And I later found it best summed up here in two short lines:

"-Avoid sugars (that creates dampness), caffeine, alcohol, spicy, greasy foods. -Keep immune system strong -Avoid stress and anger -Get adequate sleep"

Of course, we all learn about Lysine, extra Vit. C, and to avoid chocolate, nuts, too much garlic, too many berries & grapes, Arginine, etc, but the above quote is very important. I learned about sugar, caffeine, and alcohol the hard way.

1. Sugar habit = more frequent outbreaks

2. Caffeine habit = more frequent outbreaks (& hardest to quit, takes great willpower. Use 1/4 tsp of Cinnamon in coffee to lesson outbreaks due to coffee addiction. Use Honey or Agave, NO sugar)

3. Alcohol habit (especially wine) = more frequent outbreaks

4. Spicy or greasy food habit = more frequent outbreaks

5. Long held anger = more frequent outbreaks

6. Six hours or less sleep = more frequent outbreaks

7. Eating within 3 hours of sleeptime = more frequent outbreaks (because Liver can't detox blood during sleeptime if it has to deal with a long and slow digestive operation. Then your undetoxed blood is now even more toxic the next day, soon a viral overload occurs & bam, another outbreak)

* Combine any three of the above and you should expect another outbreak.

* If you drink a bitter herb tea (dandelion, burdock, yellow dock, google for more. I also use Chinese herbs that have strange names I can't recall) before you do the evil deeds, you may escape an outbreak, but the body is now weakened so these evil deeds shouldn't be repeated again the next day. Take a break from all the stimulating action.

* Mushroom extracts (liquid/alcohol) have impressive results on strengthening immune system. (When you are to the point of having a continuous outbreak, try Mushroom extracts, and PLENTY of sleep, at least 8 hours/day) How did I do it: Use 2x or 3x per day for 3 months, then off 1 month, then repeat cycle. Works best by putting 1 dropper full in mouth with about 1 tablespoon of good pure water. Swish around in mouth or hold in mouth for 1 minute or more if you can. Best absorption occurs in mouth, then swallow.

* Licorice herb tea, or extract, for 2 weeks seems to really improve immune system also. Don't use for more than 2 weeks, then take 2 weeks off, then use again if needed.

* Force yourself to go to bed early as a regular habit. And avoid the late eating.

Genital Herpes Triggers

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Posted by Aaron (Las Cruces, New Mexico) on 05/21/2008
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I've had herpes for a very long time and there's one thing that seems to trigger an outbreak without question and i know this will sound weird. the only thing that i can say deffinately causes an outbreak is splashback from the toilet. anytime i go to the restroom and there's a splash large enough to get my butt wet an outbreak will show up there within 24 hours. i'm not sure why this happens but it surely does.

Genital Herpes Triggers
Posted by Katherine (Vancouver, Canada) on 05/14/2008

Thank you all for the information regarding clearing up and preventing outbreaks. I've suffered from GH for about 10 years. I find my outbreaks are related to a latex sensitivity that I have. If I use prophylactics that are non-latex, I don't usually have much of an issue. Problem is, these products are very expensive. Also have found that excessive sugar in my diet can easily bring on an outbreak. Sun seems to counteract this. I think outbreak triggers and methods of clearing up outbreaks are very personal and different for everyone. Thank you all for sharing though, gives me possibilities to try.

Grapefruit Seed Extract

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Posted by Ian (Sydney, Australia) on 07/13/2008
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I have found a product called Traveler's Friend 'Citrus Seed Extract' which the health food shop assistant said he was sure was mostly Grapefruit seed extract. I tried it amongst many things I am exploring having contracted herpes. I am improving every day and continuing with oral coconut oil, colloidal silver and (carefully diluted hydrogen peroxide). The reason why I'm posting this is that I had three small blisters appear on the top of my p----. As well as all the rest of my genitals being affected this was too much. I put a drop of grapefruit seed extract on these three (they were close together). To my huge surprise within half an hour they had retreated, then got small scabs and healed far quicker than anything else has!! WARNING: I then got excited and put the gfs extract on other larger sores, and suffered severe pain which I think was a result of this. Nonetheless, the incredible speed at which the gfs extract turned those three sores (painlessly) into final phase needs to be mentioned and is surely worth exploring. I am now taking gfs extract orally (15 drops in a glass of water 3x/day and may increase)

Healthy Diet, L-Lysine, Lemon Balm

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Posted by Khfromoz (Knoxville, Tennessee, United States) on 01/17/2010
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I have been plauged with sores on my lips since getting kissed in high school by a guy who had a sore (I remember noticing it but didn't know what it was). I tried every prescribed medication but never really found relief, especially after the sore erupted. Over the years, I have experienced fewer outbreaks and I attribute that to: eating healthier, developing better ways to cope with stress, and including l-lysine and lemonbalm in my supplement regimine. As soon as I feel that tight, tingly spot in my lip, I load up (just about triple) my dose of the l-lysine and lemonbalm, and the outbreak doesn't come through. This has been a terrible week (including the death of a family member) and I missed that tight, tingly feeling. Today, I have blisters. I've read and read and read everyone's posts. I'm trying the hydrogen peroxide treatment and calling in sick to work. I'llbe happy to post the outcome later, but I wanted to let you guys know what I've found that prevents the sores to begin with. Research for your self to determine the best dosages and frequency of before you begin any herbal supplementation, but I personally attest to the effectiveness of this regimine.

Replied by Pauline
(Perth, Western Australia)

Vitamin B complex in prophylaxis of herpes.

I found out some information on internet and I use this method successfully for many years. So…. I take every day Vitamin B complex (if you read more about group B vitamins, you will discover it works for immune system support). If it is huge dose, I take it once in 2-3 days, if it small dose, then every day. Believe me while I take it, herpes never come, it can be as long as 6 months. As soon I get slack, forget to buy Vitamins for couple of weeks or start to think my herpes get cured and stop taking it- it is back in my tender place at once! Also, if I go on Diet, or get very stressed or overtired or get sick with cold, even overexposed to sun, herpes strait away feel that my immune system is down and make itself comfortable and kick in. So it is very important to look after your health and wellbeing and never let your immune system down.

Herbal/Supplement Regime

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Posted by Frank (San Antonio Texas)
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I had breakouts all the time. I went to a holistic doctor which gave me the following for for 45 days(Flora max 2 caps 2x a day, Colostrum 600mg 2 caps 2x a day, Red Marine Algae 500mg 2 caps 2x a day, BHT food grade preservative 2 caps 2x a day, Colloidal Silver 400ppm 1/2 tps in 2 oz of water 2x a day and Host Defence made from organic mushrooms 2 caps 2x a day. Part 1 build basic immune system and weaken the virus breakouts go away in about 2 weeks. Part 2 introduce special agents herbal medicines that kill the virus. You will continue to take Red Marine Algae, BHT and VRP Colloidal Silver. I have not had another breakout again and this really works.


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Posted by Sara (Houston, Texas)
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For herpes, break open a vitamin A capsule and apply. I've tried everything. This helps me prevent a full blown outbreak. I get the virus on my nose!

Herpes and Sex Lube

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Posted by Ann O (US) on 05/29/2008
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I was reading the Herpes pages, and someone mentioned to avoid foods and drinks with arginine. I think everyone should know that virtually all sex lubricants on the market contain arginine! I have not been able to find one that did not contain this, and it causes outbreaks immediately.

Replied by Stephani
(Rancho Cucamonga, CA)
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I had used astroglide with warming last week and immediately I got bacterial vaginosis, my lymph nodes swelled, and I had a herpes outbreak (worst one in about 15 years).

I am not sure if the astroglide caused the BV and outbreak because I have used regular astroglide before with no problems. It could also be the lidocaine my boyfriend used to desensitize his penis and prolong his erection.

If anyone knows about lidocaine or astroglide causing BV and herpes outbreaks; let me know.

I am currently taking L-Lysine capsules (2000 mg a day), ACV, Acidopolis, and Folic acid.

Replied by Rosy
(Orlando, Fl)

I would suggest only using all natural personal lubricants. I like a product called Silk. It is sold on Most conventional lubricants contain petrochemicals, which are not the best for vaginal flora.

Replied by Carol
(Bakersfield, Ca, USA)

Just a quickie!! the best lubricant of all is virgin coconut oil!! Causes no problems and smells good too.

Replied by June
(KC, KS)

I agree, Carol, coconut oil does work well for this purpose!

Replied by Kathleen
(San Antonio, Texas)

Latex and oils shouldn't be used together. The oil will break down the latex. My understanding is that non latex male condoms are not as effective. Female condoms are not latex and have a higher success rate so might be a good choice to use with coconut oil. Drawback is that they are more expensive.

Replied by Brooke
(Dallas, Texas)

My husband and I have been using coconut oil as a lubricant for a long time. The coconut oil soothes my skin whereas other lubes I have used would just irritate me. It was a pain to have to heat the oil every time to get it to liquefy and of course scooping it out of a jar isn't hygienic unless you use a spoon - another mood killer. During my OB appointment last month my doctor recommended a product called SemPure. It is 100% coconut oil, but stays liquid at room temperature. No more heating or scooping! We have been using for a few weeks and love it. Like other oils we can't use it with latex, but it does fine with polyurethane condoms.

Replied by K-t
(Las Vegas, Nevada)

Thank you, This is true I think. I have GH. But with the herbs and lysine I take. Mostly few outbreaks...

But I noticed that with condoms. I was getting small OB everytime. Condoms with lube. So now I understand. Thank you. And I hope other notice this too. Sex is important to me, so finding best way to act normal. Is great!!

Herpes Outbreak Prevention Tips

Posted by Kelly (Dallas, Texas) on 07/26/2011

While reading the various treatments others have posted for herpes, which I will try some of these myself, I have not read what symptoms people notice they are having prior to an out break. Getting more in touch with your body's symptoms prior to an outbreak can completely prevent the outbreak altogether as the virus can be suppressed.

I will have fatique for sure... Also my "nerves will bother me" a lot! I will feel hot and cold, (sometimes but not always) and many times my stomach will rumble and act peculiar 24-48 hours prior to an outbreak. I have very carefully learned this over the years.

I have to avoid completely eating any type of acidy foods like tomatoes, tomatoe sauces, orange juice, jalapenos or spicy types of foods. Acidophilus tablets double or even tripling the normal dose along with eating yogurt is very helpful. If you have valtrex or similar product, acylovir and take as soon as you notice symptoms this will allow the virus to calm down and then go dormant as apposed to raising to the surface of the skin. Pay attention to feeling of your neck on each side, near the glands as this usually is very tender and hurts right before an outbreak occurs on the skin. If you feel it is coming to the surface but has not formed yet a sore, usually doubling the medication at that point will help that the sore is greatly reduced from what it could of been without taking it.

Also the nerve endings are effected by the virus so taking B vitamins and mineral supplements that help the nerves will be greatly effective in calming down the system and helping in suppressing the virus. Stay away from stressful situations as much as possible if you can and use deep breathing really helps....


Posted by Alice (Billings, Montana, Usa) on 02/11/2012

If you are finding a herpes fighting solution than Dalinex is an effective homeopathic formula. It can be taken without any risk as it is made from organic products that do not causes any harm on the body.

Hydrogen Peroxide

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Posted by BigRed (Wisconsin) on 04/19/2021
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in response to:

Hope (Newcastle, Nsw) on 11/18/2009, who wrote: I'm currently reading up on MMS as I was diagnosed with HSV2 in July this year, I was wondering how long you have to use MMS for? and once you stop using MMS will my HSV2 outbreaks re-occur?

Try Madison Cavanaugh's protocol with 35% solution Hydrogen Peroxide. Read her book titled "one minute cure". It works! I had HSV2 and broke out with it once a month for over three years until I discovered Madison's book.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Quinn K. (Palm Beach, FL) on 11/28/2020
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I honestly couldn't pinpoint when or how I picked up gen herpes. I've had it years before I got it confirmed. Although I had a pretty wild college life, I've never had unprotected sex until I was ready to have a baby after getting married. So I just never thought it possibly, now I know it could have come through several ways, not just two touching genitals.

Anywho, as my family and work life grew, so did the frequency of outbreaks. They were coming at minimum, every month, sometimes 2-3 times a month. They never spread into big patches, always just a blister or a few, but the regularity and size-to-pain ratio is what finally made me think “God, please don't tell me I have herpes” and I got checked. Yep. I had got it.

I knew I wasn't going on antivirals so I started taking lysine, vitamin C, and oregano. It helped a lot, reducing the severity of outbreaks and even stopping them, but I found myself mega doses of lysine, like 3k-8k mg, when I felt one coming on, especially when it would cone aggressively and stubbornly.

I then began to hear about a rare number of people messing their kidneys up with lysine and stopped taking it right away. I had a short period when the outbreaks reduced greatly and I didn't see one for months. Then they slowly crept back. I tried tea tree oil which is supposed to help, the problem was, if not diluted properly, due to its strength, it can irritate the skin causing temporary damage, which actually allows the virus to come through and then the skin is too irritated to use anything else. With now five kids and a spouse (who's never shown signs of having it), the stress of an outbreak and me contaminating our home was horrible. Sitting in a meeting wondering if people could see my discomfort on my face was terrible.

Not wanting to get back in lysine, and not wanting to use irritating essential oils, I decided to try peroxide. I was worried it would burn me up, but surprisingly it didn't. I would get that tingle or itch or vibrating nerve feeling and apply peroxide. Magically I wouldn't get an OB. I've been doing this for over six months and no outbreak has come through.

Here's my routine that always works for me:

1. Peroxide. Using a spray bottle (you can find a peroxide spray at grocery store or in-line and use regular peroxide bottles to refill.) spray on a baby wipe or directly and dab any area that itches, tingles, and any genital area that ever had a breakout. Do this after using the restroom or even if you feel one coming on.

2. If you nice any irritation at all, add virgin coconut oil to this. You can rub some on a baby wipe and then spray it with peroxide. This blends it in your skin perfectly. You can even do this with no irritation, it just adds an extra step.

3. If you have a particularly aggressive threat of an outbreak, one that doesn't seem to want to let off, hit the shower. Even if you've already had one that day. Spray your whole genital area with the hottest water you can handle down there. Front and back. This kills the shedded virus on the skin and virus close to the skin that's still in the nerves and often chases it away. When you're done drying off, follow 1. And 2.

Keeping your genital area clean, front and back, is super important. My doctor, who is also a good buddy from college, said one of the biggest outside influences to an outbreak is being unclean and/or sweaty. Bacteria and sweat seem to make a happy environment for an OB. So even when you don't want to, shower the bastards off of you.

Try not to stress. When you feel the signs, inhale deep, and exhale. You'll be fine! Just try my tips!

I would go into dietary changes, but for me, what I eat doesn't seem to matter. I've been on a fully lysine diet, outbreaks. I've done high arginine diets, no increase in outbreaks. So this is a personal decision, and should be based on how diet affects your OBs.

This isn't a cure, but it sure beats drugs and for me, this has worked 100% of the time, coming from someone who was getting multiple outbreaks a month.

Best of luck.