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I have fever blisters in my nose. I'm taking aciclovir and lysine. I feel like the sores are spreading into my sinuses. Not sure what else I can do?

I have fever blisters in my nose. I'm taking aciclovir and lysine. I feel like the sores are spreading into my sinuses. Not sure what else I can do?

Get it seen by a doc: Any blister on the nose should be evaluated by a physician, to assess for shingles (varicella) . Called hutchinson's sign, it can signal an ophthalmic herpes zoster eruption , which can render you blind. The reason for this is that the nerve tips on the nose share the nerve that also branches out as the ophthalmic nerve to the eye. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more


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How many l lysine a day?

How many l lysine a day?

L (levo) lysine...: ...is a natural amino acid, present in greater or lesser amounts in all proteins. Sold as a health supplement, but there are no proved benefits. Sometimes recommended by some non-scientific sources for herpes, but lysine has no benefit in treating or preventing herpes outbreaks. The dose probably doesn't matter much; take whatever the label says. It would be difficult to take enough to be harmful. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects of l-lysine?

Are there any side effects of l-lysine?

High doses, maybe: Deficiency symptoms might include stomach cramps, diarrhea, hair loss weight loss, poor concentration, reproductive problems, kidney stones. It can interact with a number of antibiotics to lethal effect. It could cause severe allergic reactions, (swelling of lips and tongue, or throat closure, difficulty breathing) old people need it more than young. Athletes use it. ...Read more

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Do l-lysine works for herpes?

Do l-lysine works for herpes?

It does not: Tissue culture studies show that the yield of herpes simplex is lower with more lysine but only lower, not inhibited from growing. ...Read more

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Im 6 weeks pregnant please help! is it ok to take 500 mg of l-lysine with my prenatals?

Im 6 weeks pregnant please help! is it ok to take 500 mg of l-lysine with my prenatals?

Category C : That Amino Acid is category c meaning it should only be taken if the benefits outweigh the risks. The only potential use i can think as to why you might want to take this is for herpes prevention. I would use safe, approved herpes medications like Valtrex (valacyclovir) or Acyclovir before using unproven herbal remedies in the early first trimester of pregnancy. ...Read more

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I use l lysine to help clear up canker sores. Is it okay to contue using while i'm pregnant?

I use l lysine to help clear up canker sores. Is it okay to contue using while i'm pregnant?

Yes: Lysine is considered a category c medication, meaning some animal studies may suggest problems in fetal growth but no human studies to date have done so.This classification applies to those using it as a dietary supplement. As with any supplement your OB should be made aware of ant preparation you take. ...Read more

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Is l-lysine 1000 mg , good to take when you have genital herpes? Heal faster? Etc? Thank you

Is l-lysine 1000 mg , good to take when you have genital herpes? Heal faster? Etc? Thank you

L-Lysine ; Herpes: L-lysine can inhibit outbreaks of herpes, but there are other drugs that can be used to facilitate herpes healing and prevention such as zovirax and valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more

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Can melatonin, gama, l-arginine, l-lysine and gluta increase HGH production after 19 in females?

Can melatonin, gama, l-arginine, l-lysine and gluta increase HGH production after 19 in females?

Yes, but not by much: Human growth hormone can be stimulated by a number of ways, but the stimulation will not significantly increase the daily 24hr amount in any given person. Put another way, one may produce a spirt of hgh by taking l-arginine but the additional amount is just a drop in the bucket when compared to the 24hr amount of hgh that the body make. The best way to increase hgh levels is by DX and rx. ...Read more

Dr. Philip Miller
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Blistering (Definition)

Blistering is a bubble of skin filled with fluid. They can occur to excessive rubbing (as with a new pair of ...Read more