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There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more
Combination.: Studies on lysine 1g tid for hsv rx with dietary restriction of nuts, chocolate and gelatin, (rich in arginine, competing with lysine for intestinal absorption) showed at 6 month 74% effectiveness. Monolaurin is antiviral and can be taken 2g tid, while eating more foods rich in lysine (yogurt, fish, potatoes) and use coconut oil (monolaurin). Address nervous system, immunity, hsv, detoxification. ...Read more
Lysine for herpes: It's possible lysine supplements may have some effect on reducing herpes outbreaks, although the FDA has nothing to say about that. The thought is lysine blocks a pathway the virus needs to replicate. Since it is an essential amino acid (the body needs it) I don't expect any real side effects... Other than cost! Lysine is found in food- might want to try that--fish, chicken, lentils, milk, beans. ...Read more
I take 500 mg of l-lysine daily to suppress herpes 2. Is it ok to take l-lysine with birth control (loestrin fe)?
When having a recurrent herpes breakout is only talkin lysine sufficient or do i need to take acyclovir?
Recurrent herpes: outbreaks can usually be prevented by taking acyclovir on a daily basis. Starting acyclovir after an outbreak occurs may shorten the duration of the outbreak by a day or so. Neither acyclovir nor lysine will protect a partner during an active outbreak. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lysine: Some studies have found that taking lysine on a regular basis may help prevent outbreaks of cold sores and genital herpes. Lysine has antiviral effects by blocking the activity or arginine, which promotes hsv replication. Side effects can be diarrhea, kidney failure abdominal pain and nephritis. ...Read more
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