Hey Sacred and RootCap; sorry to hear about your predicaments. Ouch! Awhile back I read where if you take Red Marine Algae for a solid two months it will blow the virus out of your system permanently. I get several different health journals, but don’t recall any more specifics. I suffer occasionally for cold sores, and at this time I’m about one month through the two month window. Lysine will also help lower the number of days you have cold sores. Google the aforementioned and research it for yourselves, and good luck to everyone with that pain in the ass virus!