I recently started taking L-lysine supplements, but my recent outbreak happened anyway. How much do you take? I take 1000 mg a day, but am not sure it's enough, as appearently it didnt prevent my recent outbreak. I believe I read somewhere that you have to take at least 1250 mg a day for it to be effective? Argh - I seem to be taking a lot as it is , and am nervous that there may be sideeffects to it.
I am not worried about using toothpaste - after all lots and lots of people put it in their mouth on a daily basis (me included) so using it on the lips a for a couple of days now and then doesnt seem a big deal to me - especially compared to aciclovir that IME seems a lot harsher and more provoking to my skin. I recently bought an all natural remedy that contains l-lysine for topical use, but that didnt do any good..
I believe to have read that ointments containing high concentrations of tannin has a good effect on cold sores too, but they are not available around here anymore. Maybe online? Anyway after having found toothpaste to be so effective I dont think i'm gonna bother trying a lot of other remedies - it would be nice to find something that prevents outbreaks alltogether though..
Single mom to ds(8), dd(6) and ds(5)