Can I take lysine to decrease my herpes outbreak?

Yes. Lysine can be helpful in some people. I usually recommend oral antiviral therapy for prophylaxis if outbreaks are >4/year.
Maybe yes; unproven. 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.

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Eight weeks pregnant with herpes outbreak can I take acyclovior is it safe.

Category B Medicatn. Acyclovir is considered relatively safe in pregnancy with no evidence of negative effects on the fetus.Consult with your OB before you take any medication during pregnancy. Read more...
Dont have to. The real problem with herpes and pregnancy is if you have lesions on your vagina during delivery. I would not treat the herpes now except if it has severe symptoms to you. You may also try the topical Acyclovir or denovir ointments that are safer during pregnancy. Read more...

I've had a herpes outbreak for 2 months (inside my vagina). How long will it take to heal and is it possible to have a secondary infection. Not on meds?

Unusual. It is unusual for herpes to last this long. Either the diagnosis is wrong or there is severe immunodeficiency. Since you haven't said that you have any other illness, i would question the diagnosis. Read more...

I'm having genital herpes outbreak, usuallly I take acyclovior. But pharm told me it might affect my ulcer. Any home remedies I can do to dry this up?!

Unlikely. In several studies less than one-half of 1% of people taking an Acyclovir salt developed ulcers and all were over 50 years old. If you already have an ulcer this needs evaluation and treatment, possibly after upper GI endoscopy. See a GI doctor and continue acyclovir. No home remedies work. Read more...

Can a genital herpes outbreak take the form of shingles on the cheek? The first outbreak years ago was bc of HSV 1, no test done this time.

Not likely. Shingles is moat often attributed to the chicken pox (hsv family), not genital (hsv2). Dr can test, if indicated for clarification. Read more...
Different viruses. The cause of shingles is the varicella-zoster virus. You first get chicken pox, the virus then sets up residence in the nerves in your body and comes out later in life as shingles, generally in a single nerve root distribution. It only involves one side. Genital herpes can occur with hsv 1 or 2, although more commonly type 2. Read more...