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Kdee

774d

Does anyone take anything else besides medicine to help get rid of outbreaks ? Natural quick remedies? Thank you in advance.

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    • Slushy

      742d

      Vitamin c, l-lysine, oil of oregano, black elderberry, sea moss, DAILY 😁

    • Slushy

      742d

      Vitamin c, l-lysine, oil of oregano, black elderberry, sea moss, DAILY 😁

    • SunnyJoy

      771d

      L-Lysine as a supplement helps accelerate the healing of cold sores and strengthens the immune system. Propolis extract is amazing, both to strengthen the immune system and topically to dry out the outbreaks. When I was younger and desperate and had not been prescribed acyclovir, I used acetone or rubbing alcohol topically to dry out the cold sores. They were so bad around my period. I would not recommend this, it can cause discoloration of the lips (probably what happened to me). But desperation is desperation... Nowadays I'll use compeed (the cold sore sticker) instead. Works way better than the other cheaper alternatives out there and is worth the money, at least for smaller outbreaks.

      • Skywalker

        760d

        @SunnyJoy I've used l-lysine too. Also, cayenne pepper straight on my mouth cold sores takes it away within hours. Never tried it on the genitals though

    • ilikecake

      773d

      I'm totally opposite, my outbreaks tend to happen when I don't shave, so weird. But I've found applying coconut oil to help speed up recovery as well. It has antiviral properties.

      • Kdee

        770d

        @ilikecake you’re so lucky you can shave lol but I’ve heard that if you put coconut with oregano oil in bikini line you don’t get outbreaks ? I’m just nervous to do it just cause outbreaks are horrible :(

    • Sarahtiva

      774d

      Herpes heal faster when they get dried out. I haven’t personally done this but I have heard of people hitting their outbreaks spot with the blow dryer on a low warmth setting for a few seconds a few times a day. Says it clears it faster

      • Kdee

        774d

        @Sarahtiva thank you ! Summer is basically around the corner and I’m just trying to see what would help quick. I only get outbreaks if I shave..would love to get a bikini wax but I’m too embarrassed to go into a shop and tell them before I get waxed. shaving is just easier but this is what triggers the out breaks :/

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