Re: will it ever stop itching??
I have the same problem. I have tried several different herbs and pills trying to figure out what combination works the best. I started taking l-lysine, reishi mushroom, vitamin c, and ginseng to try and curb the itching. It works but only as long as I keep to a strict diet and take it several times a day (which I usually forget). I have some lidocain ointment that I use on the worst days that numbs the area so that I don't feel the need to itch. Vagisil cream works but not for very long and it takes a lot to get the same effect. Ice packs work great if your at home and can just sit still. I heard that the itching comes before the bumps and sores appear, but for some people the immune system is just strong enough to keep the virus at bay and not produce sores, but not strong enough to curb the itching. So there is continual itching. If that's the case (which I've found it to be true), you have to be careful what you eat, what you're exposed to, and what you wear. Caffeine, chocolate, nuts, whole grains, and processed foods are very bad for people with herpes so stay clear of those. High sun exposure is also bad. Don't use scented soaps and wear cotton underwear and loose clothing. Try to keep the area as clean and dry as possible (although I know that's difficult to do sometimes.) I've recently ordered H-Control which is supposed to be a really good supplement for herpes. It's really just trial and error I guess. Good luck.