It appears to do no harm and may be a useful therapeutic measure. Lysine Therapy for Herpes Simplex, The Lancet, 7 ) 2. S., A Multicentered Study of Lysine Therapy in Herpes simplex Infection", Dermatologica 156: 257-267 (1978) 3. S., Success of L-Lysine Therapy in Frequently Recurrent Herpes simplex Infection, Dermatologica 175: 183-190 (1987) 4.
Dosages: The amount of lysine required to control herpes varied from case to case but a typical dose to maintain remission was 500 mg daily and active herpes required 1 to 6 g between meals to induce healing.
It appears to do no harm and may be a useful therapeutic measure." Tissue culture studies have demonstrated a beneficial effect on viral replication when the amino acid ratio of arginine to lysine favors arginine.
The opposite, preponderance of lysine to arginine, suppresses viral replication and inhibits cytopathogenicity of herpes simplex virus." L-Lysine appears to be an effective agent for reduction of occurrence, severity and healing time for recurrent HSV infection.
To prevent chaffing, some people also find it helpful to avoid tight-fitting underwear and tight pants.