Herpes treatments that do not work!
following agents have not been reported as proven effective against
herpes in a clinical trial using placebos and controls. Thus, their
usefulness is unknown.
Some have received anecdotal treatment in the
scientific literature. In other words, they may have been
suggested as possibly effective, but the numbers or the design of the
experiment were not possible to evaluate. These agents include
acidophilus, acupuncture, aloe vera, antibiotics, aspirin, heat, ice,
ginseng, herbal mixtures, homeopathic treatment, hypnosis, laser
therapy, ozone therapy, povidone-iodine (Betadine), red algae extract,
transcendental meditation, vitamin B complex, vitamin B12, vitamin C,
and vitamin E.
The following compounds have been tested
in scientific studies and have been shown to be ineffective. The ones
marked with an asterisk (*) are also considered worse than using
nothing, either because they may prolong lesions or complications, or
because of real or potential harmful effects or local discomfort upon
alcohol applied to the sores - Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG)
vaccine* - chloroform* applied to the sores -
DMSO* (Rimso-50, dimethyl sulfoxide) applied to the sores -
ether* applied to the sores - idoxuridine (IDU, Stoxil, Herplex-D)
applied to the sores - levamisole* - nonoxynol-9* applied to the sores -
ointments or creams not containing a specific antiherpes drug (including
cortisone, antibiotics, etc.)* - oral polio vaccine - photodynamic
inactivation (light and red dye treatments)* - smallpox vaccine* -
topical adenine arabinoside (Vira-A, ara-A)
I have presented this information for
personal and educational purposes ONLY. If you want to know more about
herpes then I highly suggest that you talk to YOU personal physician OR
order the book and read it from cover to cover for yourself. I am only
sharing bits and pieces of what I've read in the hopes that I am better
able to prove points that have been made time and time again on herpes
message boards like
Picking Up the Pieces and the Shut Up N Post!
STD Message Board.