The Never Ending Cold Sore Story

A poor girl going through a rough patch of outbreaks writes: “I have not been outbreak free for longer than 4 days for the last year and a half. Daily Valacyclovir only lessens the pain not the duration. I’ve tried all kinds of supplements and nothing works for me. My

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Almonds: Cold Sore Trigger Or Cold Sore Killer?

A forum poster asks… “I read this article recently claiming that almond skins fight off virus including herpes […], but it’s listed as a very high arginine/low lysine food in the lists of foods to avoid for people with herpes..any thoughts?” Well I knew almonds were good for you, but

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Coffee And Cold Sores

I’m a drug addict. Yes, I admit it. I can’t go a single day without it. In fact, I’ve gotten high off my drug of choice every single day since college. Yes, without coffee, I simply cannot function. I can’t get going in the morning and I’m a big grumpy

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The Cold Sore Master Cleanse

I’ve never done a cleanse. But It turns out, a lot of people are big into them as a way to prevent cold sore outbreaks. I read the following about something called “The Master Cleanse” in a cold sore forum thread: “for those who don’t know, a gentleman named Stanley

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Is The Herpes Virus Life Threatening?

‘Sup friend? So I was clicking around in a forum the other day and I came across a question that honestly had never crossed my mind. Some dude (or dudette) asks about the herpes virus: “Do you think it’s a life threatening virus due to the fact that you can

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Preparation H for cold sores – Wrong hole?

Ok ok, try not to laugh. But it turns out some people use Preparation H hemorrhoid cream for treating cold sores. No joke. Now being the immature man(ish)-child that I am, my first reaction was to point out the obvious: “wrong hole buddy”. Because, you know, butt cream. However, I have

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Why you keep getting cold sores every month

Ever noticed that while you get big, nasty cold sores every month, some people only get one or two tiny outbreaks a year? What gives? I mean, both are stuck with the herpes virus for life. Why are the symptoms so unfairly doled out? Because life ain’t fair. But seriously,

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