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Split to Herpes simplex research[edit]

It might be worthwhile to mention current research for prevention and cure: There appears to be good news for many as research seems promising for the upcoming development of a vaccine that could prevent and treat certain viruses in the Herpes family.[3] — Preceding unsigned comment added by 120.23.1.252 (talk) 01:15, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

Additional Symptoms[edit]

Sensitivity and burning sensation on skin of legs after infection. Common complaint in forums regarding Herpes infection. Often undiagnosed by doctors. Can also reoccur during outbreak. More info needed? Possible evidence of Neuropathy?

Hyperesthesia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperesthesia

Source: http://www.hindawi.com/journals/drp/2011/903595/

Herpes support groups[edit]

That article has a tag on it proposing it be merged into Herpes simplex#Society and culture. It's been there for three years and I think it's about time this proposal be discussed, since herpes support groups seem to be only marginally notable and would be more useful as part of this larger article.

I was originally going to take Herpes support groups to AFD but decided this was a better place. I guess I'll head over there if there aren't responses here. ekips39 (talk) 03:39, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

Not seeing any good sources used by that article. Would need to be improved before merging. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 03:49, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 10 May 2015[edit]

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Evidence is insufficient, though, to support use of many of these compounds, including echinacea, eleuthero, L-lysine, zinc, monolaurin bee products, and aloe vera.[64] While a number of small studies show possible benefit from monolaurin, L-lysine, aspirin, lemon balm, topical zinc, or licorice root cream in treatment, these preliminary studies have not been confirmed by higher-quality randomized controlled studies.[65]
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For instance, Novirin and Gene- Eden- VIR are natural antiviral dietary supplements backed by clinical studies followed FDA guidelines. The studies showed that the Novirin formula is effective against the herpes family of viruses, including HSV-1 and HSV-2. Study showed a decrease in the severity, duration, and frequency of symptoms [1]. A different study showed that an ointment containing propolis, a waxy substance produced by honeybees, may help herpes sores heal. Sores healed faster for people using the propolis ointment than in those using ointments containing an antiviral drug or a placebo [2].
However, evidence is insufficient, to support the use of other compounds, including echinacea, eleuthero, L-lysine, zinc, monolaurin bee products, and aloe vera.[64] .While a number of small studies show possible benefit from monolaurin, L-lysine, aspirin, lemon balm, topical zinc, or licorice root cream in treatment, these preliminary studies have not been confirmed by higher-quality  randomized controlled studies.[65]
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studies conducted on propolis and Novirin & Gene-Eden-VIR are statistically significant, therefore not all evidenve is insufficient. Note that I did not say that they are used as treatment, but only that they are effective, as the FDA law requires.

Virusesanddisease (talk) 09:36, 11 May 2015 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: one clinical study on Gene-Eden-VIR and a single-blind study on propolis do not make up sufficient evidence. Cannolis (talk) 04:52, 16 May 2015 (UTC)
    • ^ Polansky, H., Itzkovitz, E. Gene-Eden-VIR Is Antiviral: Results of a Post Marketing Clinical Study. Published on August 12, 2013.
    • ^ Vynograd, N., I. Vynograd, and Z. Sosnowski. "A comparative multi-centre study of the efficacy of propolis, acyclovir and placebo in the treatment of genital herpes (HSV)." Phytomedicine 7.1 (2000): 1-6.