I dont get cold sores because I have genital herpes. Imberassing but the truth. I can't rely compare the outbreaks pre-vegan to post-vegan because ive been vegan for 2 years now and i found out i had genital herpes about 4 months ago. However i will ask if there are foods or something natural to prevent or cure outbreaks. I have a prescription to valtrex but i HATE taking pills and it makes me feel drowsy and slightly depressed.
I don't have oral herpes but once time a few years ago I thought I did, or maybe had really chapped lips. I didn't know. I was seriously confused at the time. Perhaps the problem I had is actually what some of you have been experiencing.
The first year I was vegan I didn't know about the B12 thing, so I didn't take a supplement. Almost a year to the day, my chiropractor noticed that the skin around my lips was cracked and peeling. I had thought my lips were chapped because it was January and I'd been outside a lot, or maybe I'd gotten orla herpes, like I said above. He informed me I had a B12 deficiency and it would be hard to replenish myself. So I tried a bunch of different brands, like I said before, and nothing helped. My skin got really gross and painful. After about four months, I found the B12 supplement from Solgar and my skin cleared up within three days, seriously. Within a month I felt like a million bucks. I've used it every day since.