By far the best thing that I've found to stop on ob in it's tracks is treating it with Cimetidine (or Tagamet) from Walmart...you take 1 tablet, 3 times a day and 2 before bedtime. Nothing, at least for me, has helped me like this. You can read about it by searching for cimetidine to treat herpes or tagamet to treat herpes. They suggest to use this for a week or two after the symptoms go away. I would strongly suggest for anyone suffering from herpes to try this...it's about $6 or $7 for a box of pills.