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Old 12-20-2010, 07:12 AM   #1
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20 Cold Sores a year

Hi all,
Now i know the average adult has 4-7 cold sores a year but im topping 20 having 3-4 in one outbreak...
I have tried cold sore creams, liquids, tablets... Is there anything at all i can do to help eliminate the virus? I am also taking vitamins to help boost my immune system.

Really need help on this... I cant leave the house atm my lip has swollen quite badly due to 2 coldsores

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Old 12-22-2010, 10:42 AM   #2
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Re: 20 Cold Sores a year

Have you tried the amino acid lysine? About 500 mg daily and then increase to 1000 mg 3x daily during an outbreak. Also, the herb lemon balm applied directly to sores has been shown to have similar effects as the drug acyclovir. I also think that overall supporting your immune system with something - elderberry, echinacea, mushrooms, something ought to reduce the number of outbreaks. Also, the herpes simplex 1 virus thrives on arginine, so try to really avoid arginine rich foods - peanuts, chocolate, grains, peas, and beer.

 
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Re: 20 Cold Sores a year

Zinc, lysine and vitamin c to help boost immunity

Daily acyclovir to supress the virus might also be considered.
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