nuts trigger cold sore/ herpes

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By momasita on Thu, 10-26-06, 00:03

Anyone else notice that nuts trigger cold sores/herpes outbreaks? My dd is allergic to nuts. I've gotten coldsores on my face since age 3. I discovered nuts are a major trigger. If I even smell peanutbutter I get an outbreak within 3 days. Since our house became nutfree I have a lot fewer outbreaks. Interesting huh?

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By krasota on Thu, 10-26-06, 01:35

Most nuts are pretty high in arginine. If you try to keep her diet higher in lysine, it should inhibit viral replication of the HSV and prevent some outbreaks.

[url="http://herpes.com/Nutrition.shtml"]http://herpes.com/Nutrition.shtml[/url]

I often take l-lysine when I'm in conditions that may trigger cold sores (sunlight, stress, illness, super bad allergies).

ygg

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By barb1123 on Thu, 10-26-06, 08:45

Seconding Krasota. Arginine absolutely triggers herpes simplex. Ex gets cold sores and I had to change his diet significantly. I think beer is also high in arginine. High doses of Lysine will help. Freely available in health food or vitamin stores. Probably chemist too.

Barb

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By pitterpat on Thu, 10-26-06, 14:03

Very interesting. I am just recovering from a 10 day battle with 5 cold sores on my extremely wind-burned lip.

When I was a college student (poor and eating pbj all the time + stressed) I got a cold sore at least every month.

Now, we are pn free in our house and I rarely get them. I have to have an outside trigger like wind or sun.

As an aside, the little tube of stuff called Abreva really works well for healing them once you feel them coming.

Thanks for the insight.
Patty

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Sara (7/02) allergic to pn, grass, trees
Julia (9/04) asthma and allergic to tree nuts (no testing, just reactions) (tests + to eggs, no reaction)

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By krasota on Thu, 10-26-06, 14:09

I use Abreva and I also use a homemade salve. It contains honey, which is wonderful for healing.

In the past, when I had occasional chronic outbreaks due to unavoidable causes (major surgery, moving stress), I got Valtrex from my doctor.

I generally opt for l-lysine, though.

ygg

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By CVRTBB on Thu, 10-26-06, 15:27

Is this true for inside the mouth sores too? My pa son gets mouth sores constantly!

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By pitterpat on Thu, 10-26-06, 19:40

Some sores inside the mouth are caused by the same virus that causes the ones outside, but generally they have a different cause....not that I can remember what it is right now, just not the herpes virus.

Patty

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Sara (7/02) allergic to pn, grass, trees
Julia (9/04) asthma and allergic to tree nuts (no testing, just reactions) (tests + to eggs, no reaction)

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By krasota on Thu, 10-26-06, 22:56

Sores inside the mouth are almost always canker sores and are generally *not* caused by the herpes virus.

They can be caused by food intolerances, acidic foods, salty foods, mouth trauma (biting one's cheek, mis-stroke of the toothbrush), and other things.

I get them from fluoride-containing toothpaste, acidic foods (citrus, fresh tomatoes), and gluten. I also get them if I return to fluoridated city water after being on well water for a time, but they'll eventually fade away with time on city water. They don't go away if I keep using fluoride toothpaste.

ygg

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By Peg541 on Fri, 10-27-06, 04:56

Are you sure it's cold sores and not oral allergy syndrome?
Peg

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By krasota on Fri, 10-27-06, 11:27

Given the pain/nerve pain and appearance of a herpes blister, I don't see how anyone could mistake an OAS reaction for it.

First the tingling/buzzy feeling. Then the tiny clustered blisters on the lip and lip margin and skin near the lip. Then the pain and the skin coming off in chunks. The weeping and bleeding. The crusting over. The painful zaps as the skin heals.

OAS? For me, that's itchiness inside my mouth and on my lips, dermatitis, hives, and sometimes one or two canker sores inside.

ygg

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By on Fri, 10-27-06, 14:24

Haven't seen the connection, for our family, between PA and cold sores. My son developed them two years ago after being kissed by his Aunt who had them (active). I remember DH and I were SO angry because of course, it was our less strong immune system wise child that got them.

At any rate, he's on the L-Lysine supplement as well and he has been cold sore free except for recently when we ran out of the L-Lysine.

But no, he lived 'til 9 without them - it was that kiss! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/mad.gif[/img]

Having said that, the L-Lysine is just super. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] (and was recommended here, of course [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] ).

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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By Peg541 on Fri, 10-27-06, 15:59

Quote:Originally posted by krasota:
[b]Given the pain/nerve pain and appearance of a herpes blister, I don't see how anyone could mistake an OAS reaction for it.

First the tingling/buzzy feeling. Then the tiny clustered blisters on the lip and lip margin and skin near the lip. Then the pain and the skin coming off in chunks. The weeping and bleeding. The crusting over. The painful zaps as the skin heals.

OAS? For me, that's itchiness inside my mouth and on my lips, dermatitis, hives, and sometimes one or two canker sores inside.

ygg[/b]

I have never seen OAS I was speculating. However I have spoken to someone who had a much more active response than you describe with his OAS.
Peggy

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By April in KC on Fri, 10-27-06, 18:04

Krasota, regarding the aphthous ulcers inside the mouth & toothpaste, I have heard that sodium lauryl sulfate (a detergent) can aggravate the ulcers, and it's an ingredient in most toothpastes. I think there are special toothpastes that don't contain SLS...they can help people who get frequent ulcers.

I used to get them a lot--not so much now. I do pop a couple of L-Lysine the moment I get one, but I'm not sure whether it really helps with the inside-the-mouth kind or not. I used to find that i would get them at a certain time in my monthly cycle, like my hormone fluctuations had something to do with it. During the time this was happening regularly, I found that taking a Centrum mulivitamin & also L-Lysine on a regular basis seemed to help out. I'm not sure which vitamin or mineral did the trick.

April

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By krasota on Fri, 10-27-06, 19:24

April, SLS-containing toothpastes which are fluoride-free do *not* trigger my canker sores. Just fluoride-containing toothpaste.

Interestingly enough, tea doesn't bother me, but the fluoride there is natural, not added, Must be something about the forms used in the additives.

ygg

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By sheenwhite on Sat, 06-11-11, 07:49

Cold sores and herpes are very contagious. They can be acquired directly skin to skin and also it can be taken from anyone. We have to be always careful for not to get it.
cold sores on lips

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By sequoia8 on Sun, 11-13-11, 12:02

As a young person I would get cold sores every few months.... I discovered I was allergic to wheat and suspected sensitivity to peanuts 40 yrs ago and have avoided both.... last week a discovered in retrospect that I had eaten a dished laced with peanuts and this week I had the first cold sore I can remember in 40 years and it is massive.... don't know for sure but I will go on avoiding peanuts with the same vigor that I avoid wheat. I feel and look like a monster, cross between godzilla and donald duck. thanks for adding credence to my suspicions about peanuts.

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