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There is good news ahead for herpes patients, who usually suffer
through a week of treatment before their pain and symptoms are
The FDA has recently approved Famvir as a one-day treatment
option for patients with genital herpes, the first of its kind.
Used properly, under the new FDA dosing regimen guidelines, Famvir
can be used to prevent herpes outbreaks or curtail them as they
This is a huge step in treatment for a virus that affects 45
million people in the U.S. and whose symptoms often go
The key to herpes treatment is managing the virus in the first
signs of an outbreak, when the virus is most active. Studies showed
that patients who were treated with Famvir at these critical
moments greatly shortened the period of time needed for recovery
from herpes symptoms.
A 1,500-milligram once-a-day dosage has been approved for cold
sores, to be taken for one day at the onset of an outbreak.
A 1,000-milligram twice-a-day for one day dosage has been
Studies show most asthmatics aren't compliant with their asthma controller meds. So wisdom has it life would be much easier for us asthmatics if only there was a simple shot that would prevent or even cure this dreaded disease. A couple years ago I wrote a post entitled: "Asthma: A cure on the horizon." Little did I know that even as that post was being written scientists were working on a "jab" that is supposedly a vaccine to eradicate allergies to improve the lives of allergy, asthma and eczema sufferers. The development of the vaccine was followed by a study where 63 asthmatics were either given a dummy drug, or what scientists like to refer to as CYT003-Qbg10, or the allergy/asthma/eczema vaccine. According to the Telegraph, "'One size fits all' allergy jab for hay fever, asthma and eczema on the way," by Andrew Hough, the vaccine is thought to be a cure for many allergies, as the study results showed , of the asthmatics given the drug, asthma attacks or symptoms we...
As someone who frequently struggles with keeping herpes under control, I’m constantly looking for what triggers my outbreaks. I started to cut down on caffeine after an unusually painful situation involving a double cappuccino last year. (I have now decided to completely eliminate it from my diet, and am currently on day thirteen of no caffeine!) I’m also trying to eat healthier, exercise more, and avoid sugar and alcohol (as much as possible) to make my body stronger and more capable of fighting the herpes virus. But I’ve noticed that no matter how well I follow these guidelines, a night or two of poor sleep can always trump their effectiveness and lead to an outbreak.
That’s right, sleep, and the mind and body’s need for it, is almost always an afterthought or a nuisance…a waste of time (as I sometimes feel). While our other basic needs – shelter, food, and sex – are cele...
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