Behavior: Snake Venom and Earwax

Since there is no cure, frustrated herpes sufferers will try almost any potion or palliative. Some herpetics regularly consume buttermilk, vitamins, herbs or lysine, an amino acid that is said to help retard viral growth. Some avoid eating chocolate, nuts and other foods containing arginine, another amino acid that some specialists think encourages viruses. Other patients apply seaweed, earwax, snake venom, peanut butter, watermelon, ether, baking soda, bleach, yogurt compresses, carburetor fluid or Instant Ocean, an aquarium product that they lace into their bath water. None of these home remedies is a cure,...