Do diets influences herpes outbreaks?

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Do diets influences herpes outbreaks?
« on: 16/03/2014 00:30:01 »
Karen Feess asked the Naked Scientists:
I liked the article on Herpes. I would like to add that food also plays a significant part in a herpes outbreak. Whenever I have nuts or almond milk, I have an outbreak shortly afterwards...

What do you think?
« Last Edit: 16/03/2014 00:30:01 by _system »


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Re: Do diets influences herpes outbreaks?
« Reply #1 on: 16/03/2014 00:36:00 »
Herpes isn't the only cause of vesicles , allergy can cause them too ...

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Many diseases and conditions can cause vesicles. Common examples include:

    Allergic reactions to drugs
    Atopic dermatitis (eczema)
    Autoimmune disorders such as bullous pemphigoid or pemphigus
    Blistering skin diseases including porphyria cutanea tarda and dermatitis herpetiformis
    Chicken pox
    Contact dermatitis (may be caused by poison ivy)
    Herpes simplex (cold sores, genital herpes)
    Herpes zoster (shingles)

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The most common  allergenic foods, also known as the 'big eight', are:

    nuts from trees (including hazelnuts, walnuts, almonds, and Brazil nuts)
    peanuts (groundnuts)
    shellfish (including shrimps, mussels, and crab)

[ coloured emphasis is mine ]

« Last Edit: 16/03/2014 00:47:17 by RD »