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Are They Working On A Cure For Herpes
There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more
Is taking antivirals every day considered a cure for herpes, or do the meds stop working after a few years?
Prevention not cure: Taking antiviral medication can decrease the risk of having a herpes outbreak but it does not cure or permanently eliminate the virus from your body. Unfortunately there is no cure for herpes. If a patient has frequent outbreaks then taking daily antivirals can be very helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
BHT: Butylated hydroxytoluene (bht) is a food preservative antioxidant. Bht is not a cure, but it will control the lesions. At the first sign of a breakout (red, itchy skin) take 2, 000 mg of bht (available over the counter) in divided doses each day until the lesions resolve. For more information, download the free e-book, "wipe out herpes with bht.". ...Read more
No: Once you get the herpes virus, you will always have it. There are periods of having symptoms when the virus is active & periods of no symptoms when the virus is not active. There are meds to help with the symptoms but will not cure it. Herpes can be spread even if you are not experiencing symptoms (ex rash). Always use condoms to prevent the spread of herpes to others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No cure; Yes help: There is no cure for oral or genital herpes, but antiviral medications are helpful in preventing or clearing up herpes sores. Topical antiviral creams are somewhat helpful but not as helpful as oral medications. To treat an outbreak, one should start the medication as soon as possible to get the best effect. A primary care doctor can discuss the various treatments and prescribe medication. ...Read more
Ever?: The probability is that with the pace of scientific progress being what it is that this will happen someday. But like a vaccine for malaria the number of new problems that arise each time a hopeful candidate is tried, we learn more information about the basic science involved, so there is often progress without practical results. ...Read more
Do you think there's ever going to be a cure for herpes? Or are people already trying to find a cure? Do you think there's a chance of finding a cure?
Maybe: Researchers have been searching for ways to vaccinate people effectively against HSV and so far these trials have not been very effective. Since the virus is so embedded into the host cellular milieu, this is a formidable problem to solve. Nevertheless, prophylactic antivirals are usually very effective at preventing outbreaks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can be: Treated by there is not a 'cure'. ...Read more
Stick with legit Rx.: Imulux is a light treatment, which lectroject is a scary-looking electrical contraption. I know of no credible evidence that either one works. Stick with with fda-approved drugs like valacyclovir and famciclovir, both of which kill the herpes virus and control the disease in most cases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How close are we to having a cure for herpes? I just found out yesterday that my blood test shows i test positive for herpes. How close are we to a cure? What is the best way to treat this? I have no symptoms, I have never had any symptoms of herpes. Is t
Unfortunately : Unfortunately there is no cure for herpes and none on the horizon as far as I am aware. If you have not had an outbreak then it is possible you may never have one. However, if you do there are treatments (acyclovir, valtrex). Also, for people with recurrent outbreaks there is supression therapy with these medications, which is typically one or two pills a day. If you have further questions/concerns please consult your doctor. All the best. ...Read more
No cure, can treat: Herpes is a virus that once you have, it can stay hidden in the skin. Your immune system keeps it from multiplying and causing the breakout or sores. When your immune system is weaker, like when it is busy fighting off a cold, the virus comes out to the surface. We do have medication that can help keep the virus from coming out, but there is no cure that will totally wipe it out of your system. ...Read more