really nothing helps to reduce ob's as far as foods to eat ( or not eat ) or vitamins unless you have an underlying issue because of your diet. Be careful of the products advertised saying they do so - most of them aren't based on good science and they know folks are so desperate to get rid of their herpes that they'll spend money to try almost anything.
can you ask for your blood test results to post here when you are seen so I can be sure you were properly tested and don't need additional testing done to confirm your status? All I need to see are the actual numeric results - e.g. hsv1 igg 4.9 and hsv2 igg 2.8 or whatever they are. did you have a lesion culture done at all on your symptoms or just the visual diagnosis?
if you get a recurrence of your finger symptoms, be seen promptly for a lesion culture and typing. herpes whitlow hurts like crazy I"m told by folks who have it and the odds of infecting your finger after having had a well established genital infection are very low.
how did I deal with knowing I have herpes? Almost everyone in my family gets cold sores so to me having herpes genitally isn't a big difference. I can't change the fact that I have herpes - it's just one more thing about me. It annoys me when I have recurrences but overall, it doesn't bother me. Seeing what I see every day at work helps to keep it in perspective too - most of my patients or their families would love to have genital herpes be their biggest problem - really helps to keep it in perspective. I can control my herpes for the most part with a pill or two a day - anything I can control that easily is a walk in the park to me
I've also seen first hand with having had it for 25 years now that precautions really do work to protect a partner and not much scary about having it. I'm pretty pragmatic in general so when I was diagnosed I thought "well that sucks" and just went on same ole, same ole to be honest. I can't change that I have it so I just deal with it.