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L Lysine Fever Blister
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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