First hand information on the effects BHT has on the treatment of cold sore outbreaks.
I am 23 years old and have been suffering from cold sores from around the age of 7, and up until about 2 years ago, I would only get outbreaks around 3 times a year, 1 blister at a time. This year I have had over 7 outbreaks already, but I'm sure work stress and bad diet are contributing to this. I have had enough! I have become so paranoid with every little tingly or itch that I feel on my lips, which is probably fueling my outbreaks even more! I'm sick of applying copious amounts of Activir cream, ice and drying my cold sores out with hydrogen peroxide. Hence I need to try something different.
I came across BHT being used to treat cold sores / herpes a while ago, and although not many trials have been done on humans, it does look promising. I am therefore going to be my own guinea pig and yours and will be documenting on my blog the effectiveness of BHT in controlling my cold sore outbreaks. During this time I will not be using any other supplements or drugs like L-Lysine, Indol-3-Carbinol, I want to see how effective BHT is on its own. I have also never taken any prescription medicine to treat my outbreaks. After a while (if I get positive results), I want to experiment and try to induce an outbreak by doing everything that I shouldn't such as eating foods high in arginine, more sun exposure without SPF, and drinking lots of artificially sweetened sodas!