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If you have the herpes simplex outbreaks, what dosage of lysine do you recommend?

I am just starting to take l-lysine as a friend suggested it. I am two weeks into shingles, started getting two cold sores and a terrible sty on the one eyelid. I am thinking I could use this tablet more than once a day on a regular basis?

Acyclovir - what can I use for relief from painful... sores on gential area?? Is there a topical?

..from Herpes,,, is there a topical cream to help with pain from sores,, makes it really difficult to sit,, walk,, urinate.. any info will be very helpful.

Hi, I have been with my boyfriend for almost 2 years. I am a little upset. I found some pills in?

... an old coat tucked in our closet. The pills turned out to be Acyclovir. I found on here it is used to treat Herpes virus. Does that mean he may have herpes? He has never told me this. I am going to get checked before I ask him. :-( I hope he is taking this for something else. I am afraid to... read more

How to cope living with herpes?

I contracted herpes from my girlfriend and have been dealing with it for the past year and a half. I have occasional breakouts on the mouth, with large sores that I cannot hide unless I’m wearing a large mask on my big face. I’m embarrassed and feel trapped in the relationship since... read more

Ocular Herpes Simplex - I am a Nurse Practitioner and got HSV at work?

I was infected in my eye while culturing a patient. The virus was mutated and had Type 1 & 2 in it. It caused Keratitis, then spread to my brain causing encephalitis, and put me in a coma for a month. Afterwards, I went blind and my cornea tore off my eye. I get seizures and have brain damage... read more

Yellow discharge after protected sex. NO odor?

[First and foremost I would like to openly say I do have gential herpes simplex 1, I obtained this STD through receiving oral sex from an individual who claimed to not know he got cold sores, I was diagnosed in 2014 and I haven't had an outbreak since the initial one.] Yesterday I had... read more

Can I take acyclovir 400mg 6times a day for a cold sore?

I haven't used my Acyclovir 400 MG in a very long time since my first break out about 4 years ago My Acyclovir 400 mg expired 8 months ago. I started getting a cold sore last Wednesday. By Sunday the cold sore was getting worse so I started taking my acyclovir pills 3times a day. Since they... read more

Herpes Simplex - are sore testicals are side effect of acyclovir or a symptom of herpes or stress?

I am waiting for a "specific" blood test for genital herpes, and am taking acyclovir 800mg every four hours. My testicals seem to be little sore. Is this because I am stressing? Or is it a symptom or side affect? I have not read about this particular situation

Can I use Abreva on my eyelid?

Started to get a cold sore on my lip - Abreva stopped it - it showed up on my eyelid instead. I know I can't get Abreva in my eye but, can I use it on the eyelid?

My acyclovir is 2 years old is it ok to take?

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