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Can one take oregano oil or Monolaurin as a precautionary method against herpes outbreak?

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Dr. Monika Dede

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Posted on Sun, 7 Oct 2018 in Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Question: Shall I take monolaurin and oregano oil for herpes even though I iave never had an outbreak in my life?. I learned that I was positive last April for herpes 1 and 2, 6.98 IGG for 1 and 2.48 IGG for 2. Specialist did not prescribed medicines given I don't have manifestations. I developed neuropathy in my feet over a year ago, right foot primarly. went away in XXXXXXX returned last month.
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Answered by Dr. Monika Dede 55 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Yes,you can use the oregano oil and Monolaurin.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

I have read carefully your history and I think that the neuropathy is not related to HSV. I suggest to meet a neurologist to define better the reason.Usually , till the moment you don't have outbrakes we don't prescribe antivirals.

But , according the natural treatment with oregano oil and Monolaurin you can use them even without outbrake.
You should know that oregano oil and Monolaurin cure as a fine example of natural herpes remedy that boost immunity and fights various infections causing organisms including the herpes virus.
In some study in US , the results concluded that these natural remedy can prevent the growth of herpes simplex virus into the host’s body .

Hope I have answered your query.
Let me know if I can assist you further.



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Follow up: Dr. Monika Dede 40 minutes later
Thank you so much Doctor, I met with two neurologists last year, performed all kinds of tests and they could not find cause, and I'm not even diabetic. So I decided to test for all STDs , HIV, chalmadia, gonorrhea, etc. all negative, except the herpes 1 and 2. Which was positive. So I thought that was the culprit. I am taking, l lysine, vit b complex, vit c and d, alpha lo pic acid, acetyl l cartinine, the few that I remember., and read about monolorium and oil of oregano, so I'll take them even with no outbreaks in my life, and I'm already 64 yrs old.
So my hsv infection, is it considered silent then, dormant?
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Answered by Dr. Monika Dede 16 hours later
Brief Answer:
The HSV lie dormant in your body for years without showing any signs.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

You should know that HSV acts in different ways in different people and the virus has the ability to lie dormant in your body for years without showing any signs or symptoms.

Hope I have answered your query.
Let me know if I can assist you further.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Monika Dede 20 minutes later
Thank you again Dr. and you gave me piece of mind in telling me that my neuropathy in feet is bot caused by HSV. I'll take the monolaurin and oil of oregano.
Not sure how much to take and for how long to prevent anything?
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Answered by Dr. Monika Dede 7 hours later
Brief Answer:
Please read the prescription of these natural remedies.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

You can use oil oregano 5 drops under the tongue twice daily for couple of months (3-4). At first, you should do it in 1 or 2 drops at a time.
You should read as well the prescription of these natural remedies for a better use.

Hope I have answered your query.
Let me know if I can assist you further.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Follow up: Dr. Monika Dede 43 hours later
Dr. Thank you, shall I take the oregano oil with a carrier oil, like, olive oil, I heard that it is very strong to take be itself?. I have always been healthy, but. Was terrified about my herpes status and the foot neuropathy. Hoping it does not cause any big issues. Don't consider myself inmunodeficient.
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Answered by Dr. Monika Dede 20 hours later
Brief Answer:
You can dilute oregano oil with olive oil.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Yes you can dilute the oregano oil with 100 percent pure olive oil at a rate of 1 drop of olive oil per 1 drop of oregano oil.

Hope I have answered your query.
Let me know if I can assist you further.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Monika Dede 30 hours later
And DR, the monolaurin, I understand to have an antiviral effect, there is a number of milligrams to take, I started with pills, but I also saw on XXXXXXX that they sell like granules that you scoop up and take with water, I know I have no outbreaks, lesions, etc, ever, will this diminish any chances of becoming active, since I was concerned about the neuropathy in my feet.
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Answered by Dr. Monika Dede 22 hours later
Brief Answer:
The Monolaurin can prevent the activation of HSV.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Yes, it is known that Monolaurin can prevent the activation of the virus (outbreaks).As I said before, I think that the neuropathy in your feet is not related to HSV.

Hope I have answered your query.
Let me know if I can assist you further.


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Follow up: Dr. Monika Dede 3 days later
Dr. I have another concern. Like I said before. My neuropathy in my feet started in late November or so in 2016. I took the XXXXXXX myself and tested negative for HIV in January 31, February 15, march 15, march 21, and April 12, this was last year, 2017. 4 of those tests was the 4th generation HIV 1/2, and one was an HIV RNA 1 test, they all came back negative. My neuropathy went away in XXXXXXX 2017
And returned in December, I'm I safe to say that these 5 tests were conclusive, or shall I worry now about HIV.?
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Answered by Dr. Monika Dede 19 hours later
Brief Answer:
These tests are very accurate and conclusive.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Based on your data I think you shouldn't worry because these 4th generation tests are very accurate and conclusive.
So, definitely you are free of HIV and this neuropathy is not related to HIV.

Hope I have answered your query.
Let me know if I can assist you further.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Monika Dede 1 hour later
Thank you DR. for your piece of mind, so I take it I can discard both HIV AND HSV as the culprits for my feet neuropathy?
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Answered by Dr. Monika Dede 19 hours later
Brief Answer:
You are welcome.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Yes, as I said above you can discard both HIV and HSV as the culprit for your neuropathy.

Hope I have answered your query.
Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Monika Dede,
Infectious Diseases Specialist

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