Lysine Shingles Treatment
Shingles Treatment - How effective is it anyways?
amino acid L-lysine is generating quite a bit of interest lately. This
stems from earlier and more recent research studies that showed that
high dose of lysine could stop the herpes simplex virus (that
causes cold sores and genital warts) from multiplying and spreading.
Many of those studies showed that taking lysine could reduce the number
of outbreaks as well as reduce the severity of the outbreaks when
they do occur. In these studies volunteers were taking lysine supplements both as a prevention and treatment.
But would this also apply to all other viral infections such as
shingles (herpes zoster), the common
, the flu
even AIDS/HIV infections?
Unfortunately there are no
to show if taking lysine supplements or
eating foods high in
could help shingles. No one really knows for certain.
What is the
typical dosage used?
cold sores and genital herpes, the typical dose ranges from 500 mg to
1,000 mg three times daily. Some experts have suggested using 1,000 mg
once daily as a preventative therapy.
The best we can assume is to keep to the same dosage for treating
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herpes zoster, is a viral infection that results in painful blisters
appears on the skin. This is the same virus that causes chickenpox.
such as pain, burning, tingling or numbness first appear. Then blisters
develop. After about three weeks, the blisters break open and they
People have reported
that it can take up to five weeks to completely clear up. Moreover,
continue to experience pain afterward even after all the lesions have
disappeared. This condition is called post herpetic neuralgia
"after herpes nerve pain").
you suffer from
shingles, you must have had chickenpox earlier in your life. Indeed,
estimated that about 20% of those who had chickenpox will develop
sometime far in the future, usually in adulthood.
is no way to
prevent shingles, except to prevent getting chickenpox. There is a
chickenpox vaccine that your doctor can give you. If you had chickenpox
then this virus is already in your system. You could be the lucky 80%
of people who will never get shingles (or the unlucky 20% who might).
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