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Comment from: lgirl, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 22

I appreciate the straight forward and seemingly concise information provided here. However, I am experiencing outbreaks on my buttocks, as much as 5 separate lesions at a time as many times as 5 or six times a month. I am not sexually active and eat healthy foods. I have taken nuts and seeds out of my diet because of the fear of causing outbreaks. I am highly allergic to the anti viral medications used to control outbreaks. This is my question: Could there be some vitamin, mineral or other supplement that my body is missing that leaves my body open to these outbreaks? I've heard something about L-Lysine.

Comment from: xyz, Female (Patient) Published: June 01

Herpes is a viral infection and thus there are no immediate results. It takes its time to heal -- generally a period of seven painful days after which it gradually subsides. Painkillers help in reducing the amount of pain.

Comment from: Clean&Clear, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: September 08

For those who have genital herpes it is so important to have a good multi vitamin and mineral supplement. Eat healthier, must exercise, high B vitamins. Definitely take the Lysine-over counter purchase. Keep drinking and partying to a minimal. Your body needs to stay healthy at all costs to fight this issue. Proper rest, proper food and proper vitamins are essential.

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