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Do l-lysine works for herpes?
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Maybe, but uproven
There are some non-medical "treatments" such as lysine that may lower the frequency of outbreaks, and some over-the-counter medications that can help with healing of cold sores.
There are usually only a handful of research studies on each product, which doesn't mean much in the medical world. A patient can collect information and visit his doctor to see if any of the "treatments" are worth trying.

In brief: Maybe, but uproven
There are some non-medical "treatments" such as lysine that may lower the frequency of outbreaks, and some over-the-counter medications that can help with healing of cold sores.
There are usually only a handful of research studies on each product, which doesn't mean much in the medical world. A patient can collect information and visit his doctor to see if any of the "treatments" are worth trying.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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