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I have herpes simplex 2 and have an outbreak at moment it's

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I have herpes simplex 2 and have an outbreak at moment it's my second time . I've read lysine and propolis supplements can help reduce future outbreaks . Can I take these supplements daily and would it be a good idea to take both daily ?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
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lysine and propolis are supplements which are not well studied to help reduce future outbreaks.
what is know to help prevent future outbreaks are antiviral medications like valtrex which is valcyclovir
also improving your immune system by exercising regularly and eating healthy and eating plenty of fruits and vegetables and getting plenty of rest and avoiding alcohol and smoking can help improve your immune system to suppress the herpes type 2 virus
the body's immune system is still very much a mystery and how best to improve it is very complex.
lysine is an amino acid and we get that naturally in our diets when we eat proteins and egg whites.
prop·o·lis is a red or brown resinous substance collected by honeybees from tree buds, used by them to fill crevices and to seal and varnish honeycombs
I would rather just eat egg whites and honey in your tea to help improve your diet
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