Everyone is different. The book says to start out with 2 drops but if you can tolerate 6 drops then keep going up one drop at a time until you reach 15 drops. You might experience a very bad outbreak as the Miracle-Mineral-Supplement brings the virus to the surface of your skin but keep taking it. If you feel sick don't stop, it's not poisoning you, it's killing the virus and you will feel worse before you feel better. The trouble is people give up when they feel sick or have diarrhea and don't give the Miracle-Mineral-Supplement a chance to work. Remember, it's not the Miracle-Mineral-Supplement that is curing you, it's your own immune system being supercharged by the MMS. There are naysayers out there that say it doesn't work but there are too many people out there that ARE getting cured or at least in remission and let me tell you that is a godsend as far as I'm concerned. Herpes are hell!