Question: Does herpes mean my life is over?

While herpes outbreaks can be annoying and painful, the first flare-up is usually the worst. For many people, outbreaks happen less over time and may eventually stop completely. Even though the virus hangs around in your body for life, it doesnt mean youll be getting sores all the time.

Why does herpes stay with you for life?

People who contract HSV will have the virus for the rest of their lives. Even if it does not manifest symptoms, the virus will continue to live in nerve cells. Some people may experience regular outbreaks. Others will only experience one outbreak after they contract the virus, and then the virus may become dormant.

Will herpes be cured in my lifetime?

There is currently no cure or preventive treatment for the herpes infection. If a person gets either form of herpes virus infection, they will have it for life , whether or not they experience symptoms.

Is milk good for herpes?

Lysine is found in meat and dairy products. While arginine feeds the herpes virus, lysine helps block it. While lysine does balance out arginine, the problem is that too much lysine can make the body too acidic, which can ironically trigger a herpes outbreak.

Are herpes bad?

Herpes isnt deadly and it usually doesnt cause any serious health problems. While herpes outbreaks can be annoying and painful, the first flare-up is usually the worst. For many people, outbreaks happen less over time and may eventually stop completely.

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