• Oral Herpes Diet and Nutrition

Diet and Nutrition
  • Give more fluids to children to prevent dehydration.
  • Give a soft diet to children.
  • Take a diet which is rich in the amino acid LYSINE. This is because lysine has been seen to prevent effective multiplication of the virus. So, up your intake of beans, lentils, cheese, nuts, soya beans (tofu), fenugreek seed, meat (red meat, pork), poultry, eggs, fish (cod and sardines).
  • AVOID a diet rich in the amino acid ARGININE (which aids replication of HSV) such as chocolates, peanuts, wheat, raisins, etc.
  • Vitamin C is known to boost immunity against Herpes. Have plenty of vitamin C foods such as citrus fruits, dark green leafy vegetables, broccoli, tomatoes, papaya, peas, etc.
  • Zinc is useful for healing of the wounds and optimization of the immune resistance against infections. Have zinc-rich foods such as seafood, beef and lamb, spinach, nuts, pumpkins, beans, mushrooms, etc.
  • Vitamin B12 is also known to be helpful in recovery from herpes. Have plenty of foods rich in vitamin B12 such as shellfish, liver, crabs, fortified cereals, fortified soy products, cheese, eggs, etc.