Ailment: Herpes simplex
Remedy: Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar. Traditional home remedy for heartburn/reflux and many ailments detailed on this site. How to use it. What to buy. Warnings on its use.
Comment posted by Raul of Pucon, Araucania, Chile on 7 October 2016 at 8:18 4301
Hey it works! I usually have a break out for more then 3 days, this helped stop the outbreak right away. About half hour later it was all better. No itching and no sores developed! Its strange how easy and effective this is.
Comment posted by funkyjones of Largo, Florida, USA on 2 July 2016 at 9:53 4145
I've had genital herpes for almost 40 years. My outbreaks occur in the lower back upper buttox area and have been pretty much perpetual. As soon as one heals up, I'll get another. And this is despite watching my diet i.e. not eating nuts, chocolate, etc. I started to put ACV on the area to handle a rash which it did and noticed the herpes outbreakes stopped. I applied Braggs brand ACV several times a day just with my hand and rubbing it right on the skin. A couple of times I felt an outbreak starting and simply kept applying the ACV as above and they were gone the next day. It s been about two months and no outbreakes! THIS IS A MIRACLE TO ME!!! So, to be proactive and prevent outbreakes, simply apply ACV to the area where you normally get the outbreaks several times a day and see what happens. I apply the ACV 6-8 times a day.
Comment posted by gladtobefree of Milwaukee, WI, USA on 6 April 2016 at 23:38 3990
ACV works wonders. I use four 1000mg capsules daily. Some say that the it is better taken orally but boy that stuff tastes bad. It keeps me outbreak free. If I DO get any prodrome symptoms I add 2000mg lysine and use a 40 zinc oxide cream topically to stop any breakouts or blistering. I've been doing this for about 6 months now and this is the longest I've gone without a breakout in YEARS. Also, I drink coconut water daily and make sure I rest, take my vitamins and watch my triggers. Alcohol no more than 3 drinks a day, NO chocolate, NO beer. I was taking olive leaf extract but the ACV seems to do a much better job at half the price.
Comment posted by iheartmylifeforever of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore on 18 November 2015 at 1:29 3727
If you have herpes in surrounding your genitals, you can use the ACV as replacement for your chemical douching. First time I did that, it was not really painful or stinging at all. Rather I felt the relief while doing the douche. And it really worked! I am on my 5th day now and aside from the yeast infection, the herpes is absolutely healed! I am planning to take this till my 7th day. There is no doubt that ACV works for this kind of health problems.
Comment posted by Jeneen N of Columbia, MO, USA on 4 November 2012 at 13:16 797
I have had genital herpes for twelve years and all I can say that it was destroying me little by little. So happy to have found your site, you were a Godsend! At the time I had lots of stress in my life, so I had outbreak after outbreak! I was desperate. Over the years I've tried all kinds of pharmaceutical ointments and they work somewhat after a period of days have gone by, but never really nail it. I decided to try Apple Cider Vinegar and it worked better than anything else I have tried. Now no itching or tingling, all gone. Depending on where the sore is I soak a large cotton ball in ACV and tape it in place, or else soak part of a bandage wrap in apple cider vinegar and then wrap it around the problem area. I then put a piece of tape over the wrap to hold it in place and let the ACV do its work and go to bed. The first night I did it I applied ACV via cotton swab and it stung a little when I put it on but not too bad. I slept with the swab on infected area and the next morning... OH MY GOSH! It was almost gone. Now I have much fewer outbreaks and I am looking at a recovery time of 2 maybe 3 days as opposed to 7 maybe 10 days. The next day the swelling is completely gone and the blister is done. With the exception of me knowing where the blister was you can't even tell I've had anything. Let it work overnight while you sleep. ACV won't bother your skin at all, it’s actually really good for your skin. Hope this helps.
Remedy (new) posted by Colin59 of Busselton, WA, Australia on 27 April 2010 at 0:15 111
Apply neat to blisters, it will sting a bit. Also drink it three times per day with water, one tablespoon in a glass of water. If you apply ACV to the lips or affected areas frequently during the first 24 hours after the tingling, you can skip the burning and breakout phase and start crusting over and healing in four days.