pothos

518d

what medication do you use? how do you manage outbreaks? any suggestions on how to reduce outbreaks? mine are too frequent 😭

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    • lac98

      223d

      To help clear up outbreaks have daily soaks in an epsom salt bath for at least 30 minutes until it's gone, aside from that you can add lysine or monolaurin vitamins to your daily suppressants to help boost your immune system. Most of what triggers outbreaks is related to your immune system, hormones, or ph balance it seems like so the healthier you are the better off you are so watch what you eat since there are some foods and drinks to avoid or moderate that you can find lists of online.

    • Yogi

      518d

      At first I used valtrex that seemed to help after that I stopped getting outbreaks nothing visible anyway sometimes I feel it but anyway valtrex should help

    • ClaudiaL

      516d

      I’m sorry you’re experiencing that, @pothos. My best advice is to really keep on top of taking your medication and if you need to, talk to your doctor about a daily med. I’m taking Valaciclovir daily now which has helped prevent my frequent outbreaks.

    • Heatherwhisnant

      516d

      I've been on Valtrex for 6 years I take it as needed first sign of outbreak I take my meds. However reducing stress and being in a safe relationship I stopped having outbreaks as often

    • Azyrel

      512d

      Stay away from your triggers. for me these are acidic things like coffee and citrus and tomatoes and pineapple, too much Sun, stress, getting sick. L-lysine helps a lot, I buy it in a powder and take it daily and extra when I have an outbreak. Valtrex also helps minimize an outbreak if you take it as soon as you notice one coming on. I have a silicone brush pad that I use to exfoliate my lips, and use moisturizer constantly - and this helps the most.

      • Skywalker

        497d

        @Azyrel I'm curious what does the silicone brush pad accomplish?

        • Azyrel

          340d

          @Skywalker Im not totally sure why it works, I think it helps stimulate the area and exfoliate off dead skin - which helps moisturizers work better. The same thing happens if I’m doing a lot of regular kissing - I find I don’t get outbreaks. Weird, right?

    • tornaydo

      232d

      Find your triggers!! Avoid certain foods etc that set you off! And look into medication too! ❤️

    • lac98

      223d

      To help clear up outbreaks have daily soaks in an epsom salt bath for at least 30 minutes until it's gone, aside from that you can add lysine or monolaurin vitamins to your daily suppressants to help boost your immune system. Most of what triggers outbreaks is related to your immune system, hormones, or ph balance it seems like so the healthier you are the better off you are so watch what you eat since there are some foods and drinks to avoid or moderate that you can find lists of online.

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