There is no cure for the herpes virus. Antiviral medications can prevent or shorten outbreaks. In addition, daily suppressive therapy (i.e., daily use of antiviral medication) for herpes can reduce the likelihood of transmission to partners.
Herpes symptoms and outbreaks are treated medically with three prescription drugs: Acyclovir (Zovirax), Famciclovir (Famvir), and Valacyclovir (Valtrex).
These drugs are all taken in pill form. Severe cases may be treated with the intravenous (IV) drug Acyclovir antiviral drugs.
As stated above, there is NO cure for the herpes virus.
Once infected, the herpes virus stays in your body permanently!!!
That means for every outbreak or onset of symtoms, you are subjecting your body and more importantly, your liver and kidneys to HARSH side effects of prescription medication.
Prescription medications taken over a length of time – time after time to treat outbreaks or symptoms can cause severe damages to your organs.
Additionally, antiviral drugs are costly ranging from $20 to $30 for prescription co-payment IF you have insurance to HUNDRED$ of dollars if you are uninsured exluding your physican’s consultation fee to get a prescription!
Not everyone can afford to see a doctor for herpes treatment for each outbreak or onset of symptoms if they suffer multiple outbreaks per year.
It’s IMPORTANT to know that there is alternative and inexpensive herpes treatment available to treat and suppress the herpes simplex virus.
It’s important to see a physician to be medically diagnosed before any treatment regimen is started.
For those who have been medically diagnosed with the herpes virus, I am here to share with you what no doctor will tell you. HSV can be treated and suppressed with SUPPLEMENTS.
That’s right SUPPLEMENTS!!!
Vitamin B12: is an essential vitamin that protects the nervous system. Deficiency in Vitamin B12 cause tiredness, weakness, constipation, poor memory, dementia, depression, and an overall weakened immune system. Adults need approximately 2.4 mcg of Vitamin B12 daily.
Lysine: is an essential amino acid and is the building block for protein that is not made by our bodies. It must be taken in either by diet or supplementation.
Lysine supplement has been proven effectively to suppress outbreaks of HSV-1 and HSV-2 by prevent the herpes virus from growing.
It is recommended to take 1 to 3 grams (1000 mg = 1 g) of Lysine daily to prevent or treat herpes simplex infections.
Vitamin C: is an essential vitamin that is needed for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of the body.
It’s essential in healing wounds, repairing and maintaining cartridge, bones and teeth and most very importantly, it fights free radicals in our body thus boosting our immune system and preventing us from contracting other virus such as the common cold, etc.
Vitamin C supplementation is recommended to be 2000mg daily.
Below are some additional at-home herpes treatment tips:
For pain associated with cold sores and genital herpes outbreaks, take over-the-counter painkillers such as aspirin or acetaminophen.
Gently bathe or wash the area with a warm salt-water solution twice a day (1/2 teaspoon salt with 1/2 pint warm water).
Wear loose fitting clothing if you have a genital outbreak.
Get plenty of rest.