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Not taking acyclovir in an outbreak/ Herbal remedies


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Hey ! So I am having my second outbreak which is nowhere near as bad as my first. I have collected my antiviral prescription, however, as this outbreak is manageable - not too painful , minimal blisters and I don’t feel unwell up to now I am thinking of trying herbal remedies such as tea tree oil and manukau honey which have natural antiviral properties. 
my question is, has anyone else tried these things over medication ? And is there any reason why medication is better ? Does it help with anything long term such as how frequent the outbreaks are or the severity ? I don’t want to put myself at a disadvantage but if I can avoid taking tablets until I need to (if I had a bad one again) I’d much prefer to try something natural. Thanks ! Lisa x

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Hi Lisa!

If your outbreaks are manageable, then taking antiviral meds isn't necessary and feel free to experiment with herbals!

There are only 2 reasons to take ongoing medication: 1) To protect a partner who doesn't have herpes and 2) if you have severe or frequent outbreaks.

Here's an article that goes into details: https://www.herpesopportunity.com/post/herpes-medication

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