Herpes is a virus that, at the present time, technology can’t remove completely from the body. Some virus particles always remain hidden in the nervous system. When the virus periodically emerges and erupts in blisters on the skin, that is when the virus is vulnerable. The virus particles are exposed and can be killed by a proper viral antiseptic. I use a product called Dynamiclear and it is quite effective at destroying the virus particles on contact.
When this natural antiviral solution comes in contact with the infection, you will note that the area turns black and imediatly begins to scab and the healing begins. The herpe dies and there are less viral particles to escape back into the nervous system, therefore what usually happens is that the outbreaks become fewer and less severe.
The point to remember is that when a herpes episode occurs and lesions appear, that is when the herpes virus is vulnerable. Keep an antiviral antiseptic on hand so you can begin to control the severity and frequency of outbreaks.