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4 Ways Tea Tree Oil Is Beneficial for Herpes

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Tea Tree Oil Has May Powerful Benefits to treat Herpes Outbreaks


Essential Oils have been used for many many years and over the last 10 years have become mainstream. It’s common to walk into a store and they will have an essential oil diffuser going to either clean the air, create a mood or just because it smells good. I know I use essential oils to help my son sleep and to help set the mood for him. Also, lots of products now are infused with essential oils to either make them smell good or …

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3 Reasons Why CBD Helps Your Herpes Outbreaks

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CBD Has Many Healing Benefits


CBD is all the new rage and thank goodness!!! I can remember back in the early 2000’s when hemp was making a debut and it was sneaking its way out to the world. About 20 years later we now have CBD!!!


I have to be honest, at first I was a little sceptical about CBD.  I personally don’t smoke pot or use any products with THC in them so I was a little hesitant about using something that was associated with the marijuana plant. But here’s the deal...CBD or canna…

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Herpes Medications That Clear up Your Outbreak

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Different Types of Antivirals for Your Herpes Outbreak

You get the call from your doctor saying you have herpes and they’ll fill your prescription. 

Eek… right?

Here’s the deal. Take the antiviral. Chances are you’re in pain and feel horrible and all you want is for your outbreak to go away. Getting that antiviral in your system ASAP is the best thing you can do. In fact, the soon you get it  in your system on the onset of an outbreak, the sooner your outbreak will clear up. I’ve heard of peo…

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CBD & Herpes

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How CBD Helps Your  Herpes Outbreak

After launching the Secret Society CBD Lip Balm I’ve been getting lots of questions from you all about CBD and why we should use it.  Well… I’m convinced that CBD has so many health benefits and they completely fit with the lifestyle of people living with herpes. 

Let’s face it. Outbreaks hurt! They’re annoying. They show up when we’re stressed out or run down. They absolutely are a buzzkill and change our mood. Oh and not to mention the outbreak that never …

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Cold Sore Treatment & CBD

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Your Secret Outbreak Treatment & CBD

Okay so I have both oral herpes and genital herpes. The good news is I get what it’s like to have both oral and genital outbreaks and I also don’t have to worry about getting herpes from anyone else. Lol. 

Personally I think having oral outbreaks are far worse than having genital outbreaks. I know that might sound crazy, especially because the stigma has made having genital herpes like the worst thing in the world.  However, when I have an oral outbreak it …

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3 Herpes Outbreak Triggers

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Your lifestyle choices can trigger your  herpes outbreaks

Ok so we have herpes and now we want to know what we can do to prevent getting the next outbreak. Because the less often we have outbreaks the less we think about having herpes. It’s kinda the out of sight out of mind. Just a quick reminder that if you have HSV you’ll have it for life, so just because you’re not getting outbreaks it won't mean that you’re cured or in the clear.  You’ll still have to tell you’re partners. Ok, I just wante…

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Best Way to Get Your Daily Herpes Antiviral with HerpAlert

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Ok, great news,  HerpAlert has some exciting new features and I can’t wait to share them with you all. As you know I absolutely love saying the name HerpAlert! But a quick refresher on HerpAlert in case you missed it or are new to the Life With Herpes community, HerpAlert’s an online herpes diagnosis and treatment resource. So if you’re wondering if you have herpes and want a clinical diagnosis ASAP you’d want to go to HerpAlert.com and fill out your symptoms, upload a picture of the infectio…

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5 Foods That Impact Your Immune System & Cause Herpes Outbreaks

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Ok so we’ve all heard of how important it is to have a strong immune system. It keeps colds away and it also can keep you from getting herpes outbreaks. Obviously, we want to do everything we can to keep the herpes virus from popping up and causing a painful outbreak. 

What we put in our bodies plays a big role in how we feel, sleep our energy levels as well as our immune system. I’m sure by this point you’ve eaten a meal and then after felt like a slug or not so hot. Either you were bloated or…

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3 Foods To Eat To Prevent A Herpes Outbreak

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There are foods that can help us and there are foods that can hurt us. Here are some delicious ways to help prevent your herpes outbreak. 

Let’s face it. You are what you eat. At the end of the day what you put in your body will either help keep you healthy or make you sick. Food is a pleasure and there are so many yummy things out there. But at the same time, there are some foods that can really help us when it comes to our herpes outbreaks.  With this being said by no means do I want you to d…

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You can get herpes without having sex, here’s how

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Sexual Ways You Can Transmit Herpes Other Than Sex

We’ve all heard the saying people talk about sexual diseases and don’t catch one. We’re taught in sex ed “or maybe we’re taught” that having sex can lead to STI’s, in our case herpes and other things. And so with that said we go out into the world and become sexually active and think that the only way we can get “something” is by having sex. The other big thing we’re told is that if you use a condom then you’re fine but that’s another whole top…

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