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#1 John250

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 05:44 PM


My dad is 70yrs old and got shingles about 5yrs ago. He uses valtrex on and off but the outbreaks are pretty bad. He’s a tough guy and rarely complains but said it’s the most painful thing he’s ever experienced. Anything helpful? Thanks

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 02:21 AM

Topical methylene blue
Cross-posted from:https://raypeatforum...06/#post-137586

Ray Peat said:
I think I would use a diphenhydramine lotion or spray; the Benadryl versions contain zinc as well as the antihistamine. Methylene blue is safe and widely available; a dilute solution can be applied topically (the virus causes nitric oxide to be released in the skin, and methylene blue blocks that). Aspirin would probably help, but doctors generally warn against its use in children with viral infections. I would worry about the genetic toxicity of antivirals such as Acyclovir; this patent suggests that methylene blue has a preventive effect. I suspect that aspirin, in a dose of about 300 mg about three times a day would have a protective effect.

Methylene Blue Therapy of Viral Disease
US 20060264423 A1
Abstract
A method for using thiazine dyes, especially methylene blue or methylene blue derivatives, in an immediate or controlled release formulation, alone or in combination with low levels of light or other drugs, to selectively inactivate or inhibit hepatitis infection, has been developed. Clinical trial results demonstrate efficacy in a human clinical trial for treatment of hepatitis C by oral administration of methylene blue immediate release formulation, in a dosage of 65 mg twice daily, over a period of at least 100 days. A method for using thiazine dyes, especially methylene blue or methylene blue derivatives, in an immediate or controlled release formulation, along or in combination with low levels of light or other drugs, to prevent or decrease reactivation of viruses, is also described. The preferred class of patient is infected with, or has been exposed to, viruses such as Herpes simplex virus type 1 & 2, Varicella zoster virus, Epstein-Barr virus, Cytomegalovirus, and Herpes virus type 6 & 7, Adenovirus, and Human polyoma viruses, e.g. JC virus and BK virus. In one embodiment the thiazine dye is administered to a patient experiencing symptoms or disease caused by reactivation of a virus. In a preferred embodiment the thiazine dye is administered to a patient at risk for or experiencing symptoms or disease caused by reactivation of a virus, prior to or during immunosuppression or chemotherapy.
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• Clinical trial results demonstrate efficacy in a human clinical trial for treatment of hepatitis C by oral administration of methylene blue immediate release formulation, in a dosage of 65 mg twice daily, over a period of at lease 100 days.
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A method for using thiazine dyes, especially methylene blue, methylene blue derivatives, or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, in an immediate or controlled release formulation, along or in combination with low levels of light or other drugs, to prevent or decrease reactivation of viruses, is also described. The preferred class of patient is infected with, or has been exposed to, viruses such as Herpes simplex virus type 1 & 2, Varicella zoster virus, Epstein-Barr virus, Cytomegalovirus, and Herpes virus type 6 & 7, Adenovirus, and Human polyoma viruses, e.g. JC virus and BK virus. In one embodiment the thiazine dye is administered to a patient experiencing symptoms or disease caused by reactivation of a virus. In a preferred embodiment the thiazine dye is administered to a patient at risk for or experiencing symptoms or disease caused by reactivation of a virus, prior to or during immunosuppression or chemotherapy.
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Examples of useful thiazine dyes are methylene blue, azure A, azure C, toluidine, and thionine. The preferred dye at this time is methylene blue.
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