Biological Warfare Research Leads to Total Cold Sore Cure

By Jomvie


A research primarily dedicated to develop antidotes and vaccines to be used by soldiers against biological weapons has lead to another significant discovery— the total cure for cold sore. This is considered a breakthrough in cold sore cure research.

Scientists working on the project said that the new medication is in lotion form. Application of this lotion kills the virus by exploding it from the inside.

Research leads to Total Cold Sore CureCold sore or herpes labialis (oral herpes) is caused by herpes simplex type-1 and type 2 viruses. This contagious disease has infected 80-90% of the total human population. Shedding of the virus leads to painful and inflamed blisters in the mouth, lips, and in the nose in 10% of cases.

Once the virus enters the body, they move into the nerves tissues and stay latent to avoid detection by the soldier cells of the immune system. The virus will just wait for an opportunity or trigger to be reactivated once again and move to the surface to replicate and spread. This is called the “outbreak” phase.

With the discovery of this new cure for the herpes simplex infection, this is considered a significant breakthrough as it promises to completely eradicate the existence of the

virus and never can it threaten to resurface again.

A Leap Over Present Treatment Methods

Presently, the most effective treatment for cold sores is through using creams containing the anti-viral acyclovir. Application of this medication halts the progression of the signs and symptoms but does not kill the virus. It just pushes back to virus to latency phase where it waits for another trigger to resurface and start another outbreak. Examples of “triggers” are stress, compromised immune system, illness, over exposure to sunlight, and even depression.

According to the developers of this new medication, this lotion contains nano-particles of detergent and solvent in emulsified form. These particles are smaller than the virus itself and penetrate the outer covering of the virus disabling its ability to replicate and losing its effectiveness.

Cold Sore Cure Research

Louis Pasteur once said “Chance favors the prepared mind”. The developers were working on a material to protect soldiers against biological weapons when they came up with the idea. They took the idea they have stumbled across and made it a new branch of their research to work with. A new branch dedicated for cold sore cure research was conceived.

Professor James Baker, professor of medicine at the University of Michigan and director of Center for Biologic Nanotechnology, is spearheading the research and development of the new medication. “The potential is tremendous. It is applied to the site of the cold sore and the particles in the emulsion enter and destabilize the virus, causing it to explode and die.”

“We were looking at this material for other purposes when we discovered it had an anti-microbial activity. The secret was the nano-particles are so tiny that they get inside the virus and cause the disruption”, says Professor Baker.

In the laboratory and pre-clinical tests, the lotion was applied to the sites of blisters of the infected animals twice a day for two days. At the end of the two day period, the virus has been reported killed. Human trials are expected to start in the coming months.

A Breakthrough in Anti-virus Treatment

The new lotion is also expected to work against genital herpes. Professor Baker also stated that their research is also looked as potential treatment for diseases caused b a wide range of virus groups such as smallpox, HIV, and Ebola virus.

“It seems to work against a broad range of virus. Essentially, it has an effect on all types of virus we have tried it on so far.”, says Professor Baker.

This new development in the fight against the herpes virus as well as against the other organisms in the virus spectrum is considered a breakthrough in modern medicine and science as a whole.

Last Updated: December 4, 2013


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