The most effective ways to manage outbreaks are to manage stress, follow a healthy diet, and take prescription antivirals when deemed necessary by your doctor.
In addition to treatment options, pain relief is also available. Find tips here about things like epsom salt soaks and other ways to avoid irritation. If you're curious about supplements, there is limited info about how well they work, but some people do find them to be useful. We created a summary about supplements here, so you can see the studies behind them and if there are any limitations to them.