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Are there any herbal supplements that I can take to treat my herpes outbreaks?
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Remedy for Herpes
A 2002 article in the "journal of ethnopharmacology" names the concentrated extract of lemon balm (melissa officinalis) "one of the most widely used topical preparations in the treatment and prevention of herpes.
" lemon balm cream has been reported to interrupt the infection, promote healing of lesions, and reduce the number of recurrences of herpes.

In brief: Remedy for Herpes
A 2002 article in the "journal of ethnopharmacology" names the concentrated extract of lemon balm (melissa officinalis) "one of the most widely used topical preparations in the treatment and prevention of herpes.
" lemon balm cream has been reported to interrupt the infection, promote healing of lesions, and reduce the number of recurrences of herpes.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not proven to help
There are some non-medical "treatments" such as lysine that may lower the frequency of outbreaks, and some over-the-counter medications that can help with healing of cold sores.
There are usually only a handful of research studies on each product, which doesn't mean much in the medical world. A patient can collect information and visit his doctor to see if any of the "treatments" are worth trying.

In brief: Not proven to help
There are some non-medical "treatments" such as lysine that may lower the frequency of outbreaks, and some over-the-counter medications that can help with healing of cold sores.
There are usually only a handful of research studies on each product, which doesn't mean much in the medical world. A patient can collect information and visit his doctor to see if any of the "treatments" are worth trying.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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