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valtrex vs lysine

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
You can: You can do that if you want. Lysine is not usually prescribed by doctors since taking an oral supplement has no proven benefits. Its use in preventing ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Immune system: Is a little down. Continue lysine. You can also take homeopathic thus toxicodendron for a week or two to improve symptoms. Consider seeing a chinese m ... Read More
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Dr. Kyle Shank
13 years experience Dentistry
Stress: Stress levels increasing often can precipate outbreaks of herpetic lesions. If these outbreaks started around the same time as some new stress in you ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Ruden
38 years experience Dentistry
Stress: Your immune system may be stressed from a virus which in turn allows for the herpes virus to cause your cold sores. If you see a dentist that has a ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Totally fine: Lysine is not a herb but an amino acid. I don't know if your supplement also has herbs, and if so, which herbs, but there are no known interactions be ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Lysine for herpes: See my previous reply about lysine/arginie diet. Lysine provides no additional benefit beyond either on its own or in addition to anti-HSV drugs like ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Lykins
25 years experience Family Medicine
ABSOLUTELY!!: I think L-lysine is a very effective anti-viral supplement and you should start taking it the minute you feel a tingle of an outbreak, or whenever you ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
Pay attention: Abreva does very little, not worth the money. l-Lysine is an old scam: it did nothing 40 years ago and it does nothing now. Simple understanding of bi ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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HSV 2: Make sure the dose of Valtrex (valacyclovir) is about 500-1, 000mg daily. Have your doctor do blood tests to check you immune status. Stress, anxiety ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Parish
58 years experience Dermatology
Cold sores: Too many cooks spoil the stew. You only need the Valtrex (valacyclovir). For symptomatic relieve, ask your dermatologist for a topical steroid. You ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Lysine doesn't work: Lysine has no effect on herpes -- don't believe everything you read on line! Valacyclovir is highly effective, but I suggest you not waste good money ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Valtrex requires a prescription.

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