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Will there ever be a cure for herpes?

Will there ever be a cure for herpes?

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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Cold Sore (Definition)

Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small, painful fluid-filled blisters that are usually found around the lips. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth to mouth contact and can spread to the genitalia and cause genital ...Read more


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Will there ever be a cure for migraines?

Will there ever be a cure for migraines?

NO: Migraine is the brain's protection. It puts you down when you are stressed out. Migraine has existed for centuries. We would never have alice in wonderland if lewis carroll did not have such vivid migraines. It is very genetic and very hormone related with much higher incidence in women. About 20% of all women get migraine. Pre-puberty is the usual onset. ...Read more

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Will there ever be a cure for Herpes in the eye?

Will there ever be a cure for Herpes in the eye?

Nobody knows...: Most viral infections like herpes do not have a cure. Will there be one in the future? Nobody knows. I hope so. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Will there ever be a cure for alopecia?

Will there ever be a cure for alopecia?

A tough question: Well, given that there are several possible causes for hair loss it may be too much to expect a cure for all of them. And the genetic basis for some hair loss will be a tough one to develop a cure for. There are treatments but none currently that could be considered a cure. Sorry for the less than positive answer. ...Read more

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Will there ever be a cure for cancer? A cure for hiv?

Will there ever be a cure for cancer? A cure for hiv?

I say "No": Cancer is over a thousand different diseases, each the result of a different combination of a few genetic mutations that result in a destabilized genome. Since cancer is "us", only slightly altered and able to evolve resistance, many forms remain incurable unless detected and removed before they've spread. HIV integrates in the host genome; can't remove it, but can manage it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Will there ever be a cure for cancer?

Will there ever be a cure for cancer?

Yes and no: Cancer is not one disease but many, caused by multiple things and with very different behaviors and outcomes. May sound negative, but to the best of my ability to foresee things, I doubt there will be a cure for each and every one. That said, thousands of cancers are cured right now with the proper therapy and I wish to believe the numbers of survivors will continue to go up. ...Read more

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Will there be any cure for herpes?

Will there be any cure for herpes?

Possibly: Predicting research results is nearly impossible, but progress in understanding of viral infections and the development of therapy has reached an accelerated pace and hopefully this will be solved some day. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Will there ever be a cure for baldness?

Will there ever be a cure for baldness?

Cure: Baldness can be "cured" or at least corrected to a great extent. Whether or not it will stay forever is uncertain. Have you seen a Dermatologist about this? If not I would advise you do so. ...Read more

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Will there ever be a cure for alzheimer's?

Will there ever be a cure for alzheimer's?

Hopefully.: UCLA developed "molecular tweezers", CLROI, a therapeutic drug targeting amyloid build-up in the brain, another procedure that uses stem cells injected IV or subcutaneously in the skin of Alzheimer sufferers appear promising and some 2,000 people have received it with no side-effect. They also found that the antidepressant Celexa (citalopram) appear to decrease levels of Amyloid. ...Read more

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What is a good way to cure cold sores that have already scabbed?

What is a good way to cure cold sores that have already scabbed?

You can't: Keep them moist with a lip balm/lubricant that is only for your personal use. If using your fingers to apply be sure to wash thoroughly and avoid finger/eye contact. ...Read more

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Will there ever be a cure for alzeihmers?

Will there ever be a cure for alzeihmers?

More than likely: But Alzheimer's is only one of many many conditions that cause dementia. As a Behavioral Neurologist I get a lot of referrals for Alzheimer's. Only a fraction of the people referred to me for management of this disorder have it. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for venereal warts? I've been completely abstinent for 9yrs, not even a kiss-how can this just now appear!? Can u get it from toilets?

Is there a cure for venereal warts? I've been completely abstinent for 9yrs, not even a kiss-how can this just now appear!? Can u get it from toilets?

Viral infections: are usually for life - you may not have symptoms all the time. first make sure these are "warts" - not all genital rashes are concerning - but some are. Have a pro take a look or a culture/swab to confirm HPV versus HSV. Do your blood / urine screens. Toilets are blamed for many infections and some pregnancies, standard hygiene care and safe sex when you do become active is prudent until you know. ...Read more

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Can there be a safe natural remedy for cold sores?

Can there be a safe natural remedy for cold sores?

Cold sores: Cold sores ( fever blisters) are caused by the herpes simplex virus hsv-1. There is no cure. They generally heal in two weeks. Antiviral medications may help them heal faster and may help prevent re- occurances. ...Read more

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Can there ever be a cure for completely eradicating migraines?

Can there ever be a cure for completely eradicating migraines?

See below: Depends on what is causing the migraines (if it is known in your case). For example, if certain foods trigger it, avoidance of those foods can be of benefit. Try to regularize and consolidate your sleep. Decrease stressors. Decreasing your triggers, can help to decrease your migraine frequency. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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How contagious is genital herpes? Is there any treatment that will suppress genital herpes for a long period of time? I just want to know how contagious genital herpes is. Also i want to know if there are any treatments to suppress hsv2 for a long period

How contagious is genital herpes? Is there any treatment that will suppress genital herpes for a long period of time? I just want to know how contagious genital herpes is. Also i want to know if there are any treatments to suppress hsv2 for a long period

Hello. : Hello. If you have active disease it is very contagious. If you have sores you should not have sex. Even if a condom is used it might not adequately prevent contact with all of the lesions. Remember that herpes can be spread even when there aren't active lesions. Regarding suppression, some people with frequent outbreaks receive daily medication (i.e., acyclovir, famciclovir, or valacyclovir). ...Read more

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Home remedies to cure a cold sore and can it be spread?

Home remedies to cure a cold sore and can it be spread?

Lysine: Yes cold sores can be spread or transmitted from person to person, direct contact (kissing) is one of the most common ways. ...Read more

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How can you cure cold sores and mouth ulcers? Is there a rinse?

How can you cure cold sores and mouth ulcers? Is there a rinse?

No cure- it's herpes: More than likely it's caused by a herpes outbreak (hsv-1 typically). Drinking acidic fluids can make the situation worse; with poor dental hygiene, the burden of bacteria will allow the ulcers to fester. In certain instances, medications such as acyclivro can help. Otherwise, the burden of oral bacterial can be tamed by the use of either listerine or a warm salt water gargle for 1min, 3 times daily. ...Read more

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Anyone have a quick cure for blister sores ?

Anyone have a quick cure for blister sores ?

Vit B2: Riboflavin b2 helps with blister sores. The other product is methionine take 400mg twice daily rebuilds collagen. To relieve pain u can use intenzyme forte cost $15 with biotic research good enzymatic pain killer. ...Read more

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Will there ever a cure for arthritis?

Will there ever a cure for arthritis?

We hope: Research is being conducted and we hope a cure is developed. ...Read more

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