By: Terry Graedon December 13, 2021 39 Comments
    What to Do About Cold Sores

    When the sniffle season arrives, many people suffer from cold sores as well. Cold sores, fever blisters or the more technical herpes labialis--regardless of the terminology, these red painful spots ar…

    By: Joe Graedon March 30, 2020 14 Comments
    Because of COVID-19 Antiviral Drugs are Center S…

    Ever since World War II we have taken antibiotics for granted. Penicillin was the great game changer against bacterial infections. Antiviral drugs did not get the same attention. In fact, many health …

    By: Terry Graedon March 28, 2019 5 Comments
    Show 1159: Do Cold Sores Boost Your Risk for Dem…

    The past few months have produced some fascinating science stories from international sources. We interviewed two scientists in far-flung places to learn more about unexpected ways that microbes inter…

    By: Terry Graedon February 18, 2019 17 Comments
    Is Vanilla a Helpful Remedy for Cold Sores?

    Do you sometimes suffer from cold sores? If you do, you may have developed your own favorite collection of remedies. Some people like to use medications at the first sensation of tingling, while other…

    By: Terry Graedon December 10, 2018 21 Comments
    Is There a Natural Remedy for Cold Sores?

    During cold season, many people suffer from outbreaks of cold sores, also called fever blisters. Perhaps when the immune system is busy fighting off another infection, the herpes simplex virus that ca…

    By: Terry Graedon November 12, 2018 14 Comments
    Can You Prevent Alzheimer Disease with L-Lysine?

    Intriguing research suggests that the dementia we call Alzheimer's disease may be triggered by a common infection: herpes virus. Although the story is not yet complete, the brain's immune response to …

    By: Terry Graedon November 1, 2018 0 Comments
    How Aysa, an AI App, Helped a Mother with her Ch…

    Nicole Pharr is used to keeping a close eye on her daughter Madison’s skin. Madison is prone to eczema and has had highly sensitive skin since she was a baby. Still, Nicole was concerned after her d…

    By: Joe Graedon September 12, 2016 15 Comments
    Valtrex (Valacyclovir) Vanquished 30 Years of Co…

    Many people report that L-lysine, an amino acid, works quite well at preventing or shortening a cold sore outbreak. Not everyone has success with this approach, however. Sometimes a prescription drug …

    By: Joe Graedon June 6, 2016 26 Comments
    Will L-lysine for Cold Sores Protect the Brain f…

    A connection between cold sores (caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 or HSV-1) and Alzheimer's disease has been tossed around for decades. How good is the evidence? This reader would like to know i…

    By: Terry Graedon December 23, 2013 3 Comments
    Drug for Herpes Wards Off Cold Sores (and Colds?…

    Q. My wife and I have each taken an acyclovir pill a day for 18 years. During that entire time, neither of us has had a fever blister, cold, flu, shingles or virus of any kind. We do not get flu shots…