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How can I prevent a herpes outbreak?

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Dr. Malinda Linn
Family Medicine
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In brief: Rx and OTC

You may have to take a prescription antiviral medication if you experience regular outbreaks.
While we aren't exactly sure why outbreaks can be more frequent, we think that avoiding certain triggers like excessive alcohol, fatigue, sun exposure, and stress might help. Two otc supplements that might help lower outbreaks (but not transmission) are l-lysine and lauricidin.

In brief: Rx and OTC

You may have to take a prescription antiviral medication if you experience regular outbreaks.
While we aren't exactly sure why outbreaks can be more frequent, we think that avoiding certain triggers like excessive alcohol, fatigue, sun exposure, and stress might help. Two otc supplements that might help lower outbreaks (but not transmission) are l-lysine and lauricidin.
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