Anyone ever add baking soda to water to raise their PH? Herpes thrives in an acidic environment. Using PH pee strips, I was in the 5.5-6.0 range, very acidic. Since starting on the baking soda my PH is in the 7-7.5 range. This is where I need to be. But how long should I continue with the baking soda PH booster? I don't think it's a good idea to do this indefinitely. For those interested in trying, I started very low at 1/8tsp daily the first day then twice the next day. Then up to 1/4 once a day and twice the next day. And so on, working my way up to 1 tsp once a day. Any more than that gives me prodrome symptons that I beat back using DMSO.