Cold Sores

Cold Sores

Cold Sores Questions

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by 1467 · about 14 hours ago

Recently all the evidence has been pointing to coffee as bad for my stomach and increasing my cold sore recurrence but I cannot (will not) give it up. One of my greatest joys in life has been bulletproof coffee for breakfast most days but I... (more)

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DanielleO812 0 · May 29, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Vodka. Usually plus soda and a lime :)

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by 368 · about 14 hours ago

I get a cold sore about once a year and I always try many holistic remedies to heal them and I'm usually pretty successful. I use apple cider vinegar, alcohol, manuka honey, black tea bag "compress" coconut oil, and an over the counter... (more)

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Dr__Shawn_Soszka 0 · April 03, 2012 at 2:00 AM

There are several factors that can trigger cold sores: Arginine (an amino acid) can activate HSV quite commonly. Found in great quantity in peanuts, chocolate, almonds and chicken. That said, Arginine is usually only a problem if there is not... (more)

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by 30 · about 15 hours ago

I am very new to Paleo starting only about a week ago. In the past few years I have been diagnosed with hypoglycemia, hypothyroidism and in the past year IBS and gluten and corn intolerance with potential lactose intolerance. I have been... (more)

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Cynthia_1 0 · December 19, 2011 at 1:29 AM

The HSV1 virus that is responsible for cold sores can be 'awakened' by stress and by consuming a diet that has a high ratio of Arginine to Lysine. Eating lots of foods high in Arginine like chocolate, peanuts and almonds, and not enough foods high... (more)

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by 5232 · about 15 hours ago

Hey, all! I'm currently on vacation with my family, and on Sunday, I went out without sunblock and got a mild sunburn. I wasn't out long, and my shoulders are only slightly pinked from it. My face suffered no visible damage that I'm aware... (more)

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Ambimorph 0 · July 27, 2011 at 4:12 AM

Take lysine, and minimize arginine. Lysine and arginine are counter-balancing. See, e.g. Success of L-Lysine Therapy in Frequently Recurrent Herpes simplex Infection and Relation of Arginine-Lysine Antagonism to Herpes simplex Growth in Tissue... (more)

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by 10 · about 15 hours ago

I get fever blisters pretty easily so I do my best to avoid the sun etc. It is now turning into a constant problem and making me nuts. After doing a little research I see that "they" think the FBs are primarily caused by sun exposure rather than... (more)

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JT 0 · June 07, 2010 at 3:01 AM

--Also, any thoughts on treating them without meds. When I get that tingle feeling of a fever blister coming, I immediately grab an ice cube and hold it against that spot for 10-20 minutes. It's messy but often effective. I also take several... (more)

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by 105 · October 18, 2014 at 3:53 AM

I am developing a cold sore as we speak and I know I need Lysine, but can anyone recommend a good brand? I can get to Whole Foods pretty quick...

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greymouser 0 · January 10, 2013 at 8:22 PM

Freeform L-Lysine is pretty much going to be be 100% the same from every vendor. I've always liked Solgar when I can't decide between brands for various supplements. Also: don't just dose with Lysine -- make sure to keep Arginine low.

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