Date: 2017-11-16 17:48
You 8767 re also right about blood tests and antibodies. Blood tests can take up to 8-6 months to turn positive after exposure, because it takes that time for your body to make IgG antibodies in response to an infection. So, it is possible your boyfriend was the one who transmitted it to you and you 8767 ve only recently been exposed.
Itching and small blisters could be any number of things from herpes, a fungal infection, hemorrhoids, eczema, etc., etc..
Once the reproduction of herpes simplex virus is stopped or minimized, it can significantly reduce the duration and frequency of a herpes outbreak. Lysine-rich foods also strengthen your immune system to combat and prevent viruses that wreak havoc on your health. Here are some lysine-rich foods:
Furthermore, if you 8767 ve engaged in ANY sexual activity, you are at risk of contracting or transmitting an STD ( see this list of sexual activities that put you at risk for contracting an STD ).
I 8767 m not looking to blame, I 8767 m very much in love with him and merely quite curious to learn all that I can.
And the whole negative blood results have been throwing me off.
Herpes doesn t need to be the end of your sex life. Although safe sex techniques are not 655% effective, consistently using condoms and other barriers , and avoiding sex during outbreaks, will greatly reduce the likelihood that you will infect your partner. You should also avoid sex when you feel itching or tingling under your skin or other symptoms that suggest the herpes sores are soon going to appear. When you have these symptoms before an outbreak, it is known as the prodromal period.
Since you know the best foods for herpes outbreaks, you should also know the foods that may trigger outbreaks and avoid them to have the best chance of controlling herpes. In particular, it 8767 s best to minimize or avoid the intake of foods that are acidic or high in arginine. Acidic foods or those rich in arginine encourage the reproduction of the herpes virus inside the body, resulting in more frequent outbreaks. Acidic foods are also known to weaken your immune system, making you susceptible to conditions and infections like herpes. Some of the arginine-rich or acidic foods to avoid with herpes include the following:
I have a feeling, it 8767 s going to be a matter of trying a couple of them out and determining what works best for you physiologically albeit, that will temporarily be to the detriment of your poor skin as you work to find the most optimum solution, but once you find a nice combination, most people have less frequent and less severe outbreaks for good That, and once your body has begun to build some natural antibodies, outbreaks will slowly become less noxious for you too.
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