Question: What foods make herpes worse?

As such, its best stay away from foods high in arginine like turkey breast, pork loin, chicken breast, nuts (peanuts in particular), pumpkin seeds, chickpeas, soybeans, dairy products and lentils during an outbreak of herpes.

What can make herpes worse?

Herpes Outbreak Triggers: What Can Trigger Herpes OutbreaksSexual intercourse. This practice is mostly responsible for the spread of genital herpes. The Sun. Stress. Fever. Hormones. Surgery. Weak immune system. Food.Oct 28, 2019

What reduces a herpes outbreak?

Genital herpes cannot be cured. Antiviral medicine (acyclovir and related drugs) may relieve pain and discomfort and help the outbreak go away faster. It may also reduce the number of outbreaks.

How do you take care of yourself during a herpes outbreak?

Doing the following may help sores heal:Wash sores gently with soap and water. Then pat dry.Do not bandage sores. Air speeds healing.Do not pick at sores. They can get infected, which slows healing.Do not use ointment or lotion on sores unless your provider prescribes it.

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