How to control herpes breakouts
There are ways to control those nasty herpes breakouts, here is how. Depending on the type of herpes you get, and whether you want to go through your Doctor or try natural supplements, there are ways to limit the number of outbreaks you may have.
The three types of herpes is:
Herpes simplex 1, this is the standard cold sore type of herpes.
Herpes simplex 2, this is the genital herpes.
Herpes zoster, this is the herpes that is shingles.
The herpes virus is dormant in our bodies until something triggers the herpes to come out. This can be caused by stress, diet and other factors. In the instance of genital herpes, if both partners have herpes, then when one has a break out, then the other one will likely get a break out if they are sexually active. There is a one if twenty-five chance that if you are in an outbreak of herpes, you will give it to a loved one or partner.
Once you have herpes in an outbreak, you will have it for the remainder of your life. The amount of outbreaks a person has is somewhere around 4-5 outbreaks per year, give or take a couple weeks. It usually takes about one week for the outbreak to subside.
With this in mind, consider that if you have a break out, to use caution with others, so to not cause them to become affected by the herpes also.
There are certain foods that can also trigger a breakout of herpes. These foods that is high in amino acids arginine. These foods would be like chocolate, nuts, peanuts, seeds and foods like those.
If you want to manage herpes through a Doctor, you can get treatments like Valtrex, Zoverax, Famvir, Denavir, and much more. Your doctor might prescribe acyclovir or valacyclovir if the standard topical treatments and oral treatments do not work consistently.
There are topical, intravenous treatments as well as oral treatments that are available for the treatment plan. Be honest with your Doctor when discussing your concerns and then you will be able to work out a plan that will help control breakouts on a regular basis.
On the other hand if you are looking for a natural regimen to help control the breakouts of herpes, there are some products available in your local pharmacy that can help a great deal.
Lysine is a natural herpes fighter that is found in most protein rich foods. It is found particularly high in fish, meat, dairy products, however not as high in peanuts and grain cereals.
Lysine can be bought in 500 mg caplets. This is a great resource to start your herpes breakout control plan. Usually 1000 mg per day will help control out breaks.
There is a topical ointment that is called Vibrant, which has Emu oil, other essential oils, and lemon balm. This combination tends to help outbreaks go away faster and stay away longer.
The combination of Lysine, and Vibrant is a great way to control herpes outbreaks, for the oral and genital outbreaks. However for the outbreaks of shingles, it may take a little extra care.
Shingles is the same virus that causes chicken pox. You can still use lysine to help with shortening the time of the outbreak. However adding vitamin C and enzymes will also help a great deal in the fight against the shingles. Enzymes taken in high amounts will decrease the inflammation and pain.
You can find most of these natural forms of treatment for herpes breakouts online, or in your local pharmacy or grocery store. The right plan of these treatments can decrease breakouts of herpes and the amount of time that the breakouts occur.