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Oral Herpes - How Did You Manage?

How do you manage your oral herpes (herpes simplex virus) infection?

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Comment from: ThankGodForNature, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: June 29

I had my first outbreak of oral herpes nearly 4 years ago. Of all the horridness, the pain and itching were unbearable. I literally freaked out as my general physician said that it had no cure. The outbreaks were not that frequent initially, but every time I'd fall sick, it would resurface. I had so many sores this year that I was desperate to try anything to get rid of them. Three months ago a friend suggested that I try this remedy; rescue kit with homeopathic H-factor nosodes from Biogetica. I looked up their site and indeed they have had immense success with this product. They also have some research going on for an ingredient. I quickly ordered the product and started using the remedies. I'm so relieved to say that I've not had even one outbreak for a whole month now. Moreover, I'm feeling great from within. I truly endorse this product, it really works.

Comment from: NicoleTrinity, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: October 20

I am so happy today because I am free from oral herpes (herpes simplex virus) infection. I have been having oral herpes since the past two years now, and I have passed through many different processes in getting cured from the diseases of HSV2 but nothing was working out. A friend of mine introduced me to a doctor who sent me herbal medicines which he prepared for me, and my life get transformed and everything is fine and okay with me. Till now I have been going to check up and it is now going to four be months and I am still negative.

Comment from: The kid, 13-18 Male (Patient) Published: May 14

I am 15 now and have had oral herpes since I could remember I have an out about 9 times a year it's so embarrassing I miss so much school because of it l. I feel like it controls my life. I have severe asthma and bad allergies this makes me miserable I even had if before my first kiss. I'm talking since I was 6 or 7. I don't know if I passed it on but I didn't know at first I thought it was an outbreak from allergies.

Comment from: Simba, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: January 08

I found out today that I have antibodies for herpes 1 (oral). No cold sores. However, symptoms have been white tongue, and awful mouth odor. I continue to have vaginal odor itching, burning sensation, however, test results negative for vaginal herpes. I'm 65 years old.

Comment from: optomisticd, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: January 13

I contracted it when I was 16. I was messing with a girl I didn't even know. I never knew what I had until I researched cold sores. Now I get depressed because I get embarrassed whenever I break out. I also am scared to date because I wouldn't want to give this away to anyone. I even feel afraid telling the girl I am dating now and I haven't kissed her. She always asks if there something I want to tell her but I just don't have the courage because I really like her. Maybe dating isn't an option anymore. I will go to my doctor and get medication to slow the outbreaks around my lips.

Comment from: Ivettavalos45, 19-24 Female (Caregiver) Published: September 25

Herpes simplex: the gift that keeps on giving. I have been dealing with cold sores ever since a brief fling I had as a teenager. I usually get an outbreak once a year. I have tried some homeopathic remedies with mixed results.

Comment from: Mother of 4, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: March 26

I have had oral herpes since I was a child. My mother has them too, and does nothing to stop the spread. It's hard to not kiss my children all the time, but they grow up knowing that "when mommy has a lip owie, she can't kiss." They give me kisses on my forehead instead and we have extra hugs. It is also very painful to not kiss my husband. However, I am 100% determined to not pass this on to anyone, especially those I love. I mostly want to thank those who feel the way I do, but are as determined as I am to not pass this on. Thank You.

Comment from: brandkn, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: September 20

I stay away from coffee, chocolate, or anything high in arginine, and caffeine. When I eliminated these form my diet, I realized I had less breakouts. Abreva is very useful also. It kept the recovery periods short for me if i do have one. I also started using lysine-heavy lip balms.

Comment from: onenightstand, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: June 17

I got HSV1 just by having oral sex. He gave me oral HSV1 and genital HSV1. I took Advil for the fever, drank plenty of fluids, and my urgent care doctor prescribed an off brand of Valtrex for the outbreaks. I spent almost the entire month of January inside and away from people because I was so depressed over my diagnosis. Especially because I was still a virgin and under the impression that I would never have a sex life or find someone that would still want to be with me because I felt damaged and dirty. Then I went to my OB/GYN and she told me that with the right care and vitamins there was still a chance that reoccurring outbreaks could be very rare if not at all. I've only had one outbreak since then and it was one sore in my mouth. I'm currently in a stable relationship and he knows about the entire situation 100%. I still get upset about what happened that night when I contracted the virus, but when I evaluate my life I realize (in my situation) it's manageable. I just have to pay close attention to my body for outbreaks, take extra care of myself in the sun or stressful situations, and if I do have an outbreak, be sure to watch that people don't eat or drink after me to protect them from contracting the virus as well.


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