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26 Jul 2005

Fever Blisters / Swollen Glands - cure me please
Hi Cyberdoc,

I am at my wits end. I keep getting fever blisters on my mouth which come hand in hand with swollen glands under my chin/on my neck on the same side as the fever blisters. These outbreaks are getting more and more frequent, it's now every 4 - 5 weeks or so and it takes up to 10 days to heal so I feel like I'm living with fever blisters. Is there no course of medication that can be made up for me specifically to combat these outbreaks. I remember when I was quite young (8 years old) I kept getting boils and my GP had a special course of injections made up which he cultured from samples taken from one of these boils. This worked like a charm and after 10 injections over 10 weeks I have never had another boil again and I'm now 30 years old.

My GP gave me Vyrohexal which she said to take as soon as I felt any tingling on my lip and she said it would stop the fever blister coming out but what I think it does is just delay it.

I have tried various natural things like procydin to boost my immune system with no real effect. I know you did mention that type 4 or so of the herpes virus causes glandular fever which I had about 10 years ago with a less hectic relapse of it about 5 years ago so I don't know if that's worth mentioning.

I would appreciate your comments.

Thanks/Marg.
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CyberDoc
CyberDoc

01 Jan 0001

Marg, you can try using L-lysine (an amino-acid I have found works wonders).
Most people will become immune to the virus eventually, but it might take up to twenty years. In the meantime you have to make sure that there isn’t an underlying problem like anaemia or diabetes that makes you more susceptible to outbreaks and to try and live a healthy life. Good luck.

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