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    Treatment Review

    Dynamiclear

    Valtrex (Valacyclovir)

    Zovirax (Acyclovir)

    Famvir (Famciclovir)

    EverCLR3

    **Price

    $98.64 per bulk vial. (one product ONLY required for treatment).

    Often a life-time supply, with enough for 80 to 100 applications.

    No additional products to combine or purchase.

    Dramatic results are typically seen within the first and second outbreak cycles during treatment.

    Recommended to be used: Once per active outbreak.

    $249.94 per 60 tablets (500mg).

    Estimated cost for 6 months on this treatment regime:

    As a suppressive (taken everyday to prevent outbreaks) = Between $749.82 to $1499.64 per 6mnths

    $187.68 per 30 tablets (800g).

    Estimated cost for 6 months on this treatment regime:

    As an episodic treatment (taken only when you have an outbreak) = enough to treat approximately 1 to 2 outbreaks per bottle.

    As a suppressive (taken everyday to prevent outbreaks) = Between $1126.08 to $4504.32 per 6mnths

    $232.96 per 30 tablets (500mg).

    Estimated cost for 6 months on this treatment regime:

    As an episodic treatment (taken only when you have an outbreak) = enough to treat approximately 1 to 2 outbreaks per bottle.

    $59.95 per bottle (1 to 2 month supply)

    Estimated cost for the recommended 12 months:

    = $359.70 if you pay as you go.

    = $249.95 if you buy one year supply upfront.

    Application & Dosage

    External (topical) application.

    Do not use daily. One application, once during the outbreak.

    Apply once when symptoms are most active.

    One bottle contains enough product to treat 80-100 outbreaks.

    No additional products to combine.

    Internal application.

    Take usually 1 tablet 2 times daily for acute outbreaks and 1 tablet daily as a maintenance dose if needed. Please consult your doctor for your specific dosage.

    Take Valtrex by mouth strictly as directed by your health care professional.

    Internal application.

    Should be taken usually five times daily as an episodic treatment., can also be used as a suppressive treatment to help reduce the number of outbreaks. If you take Acyclovir as suppressive treatment, you will usually need to take tablets two, three or four times a day. Please consult your doctor for your specific dosage.

    Take Acyclovir by mouth strictly as directed by your health care professional.

    Internal application.

    Taken usually three times a day, when it is used as an episodic treatment for the initial genital herpes episode, or two times a day to treat recurrent outbreaks. Please consult your doctor for your specific dosage.

    Take Famvir by mouth strictly as directed by your health care professional.

    Internal application.

    2 capsules 3 times daily for the first 30 days. Then 1 capsule every morning for eleven months.

    Side-effects

    A mild to strong stinging sensation is felt on application.

    Aside from stinging on application Dynamiclear has no known side-effects.

    Nausea, vomiting, headache, loss of appetite, weakness, stomach pain or dizziness may occur.

    Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or headache may occur, but may go away during treatment.

    Headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or tiredness may occur, but may go away during treatment.

    This supplement is made up of many different medicinal herbs.

    Although these herbs are relatively safe there are possible side-effects and contraindications, including:

    Echinacea - is not recommended in cases of progressive disease such as tuberculosis, multiple sclerosis, AIDS, HIV infection or other autoimmune diseases.

    Echinacea - should only be used periodically for a few weeks at a time - for not more than eight weeks at a time.

    Some reactions can include asthma attacks, hives, swelling, aching muscles and gastrointestinal upsets.

    Burdock root - irritation of the skin can occur.

    Ashwagandha root - large doses can cause gastrointestinal upset, diarrhea and vomiting.

    Goldenseal - very large doses or extended use is not recommended. Children & older adults should take smaller doses.

    Golden Seal should not be used by pregnant women because it can induce contractions.

    Drug Interactions.

    No findings.

    Can be used with suppressive medications (such as Valtrex and Acyclovir) if you like, but it is not necessary. Sometimes Dynamiclear will work much better without the use of suppressive medications.

    If taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered.

    Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take including cimetidine or probenecid.

    If taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered.

    Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take in conjunction with Acyclovir.

    If taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered.

    It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining with probenecid (Benemid), a drug used to treat gout (a type of arthritis).

    Astragalus - A reduced dosage of blood-thinning drugs (such as Coumadin [warfarin], heparin, Trental [pentoxifylline], or even aspirin) may be required with the use of Astragalus. These drugs should only be used in combination with Astragalus extracts only under a physician's supervision.

    Echinacea - can act upon liver enzymes and reduce the efficacy of pharmaceutical medicines or increase the risk of side effects.

    Echinacea - should only be used under the guidance of a professional, such as a naturopathic doctor, herbalist or other health practitioners if you:

    • have an auto-immune disorder

    • use any other immune stimulant herb

    Efficacy

    Eliminates the herpes virus on direct contact with the sore, lesion or blister.

    - Upon application sores dry up and heal rapidly (accelerates healing)

    - After the initial application and healing any future recurrences are typically less severe and less frequent

    - Many people report experiencing little to no recurrence of symptoms

    - If there are recurrences they may be smaller, less frequent and less severe.

    - Outbreaks often continue to reduce with each application.

    When used as an episodic treatment, Valacyclovir helps the sores heal faster, shortens the period of pain during the outbreak and cuts down the time during which the virus is detected on genital skin surfaces (virus shedding).

    When taken everyday as a suppressive it can prevent or delay recurrent outbreaks.

    When taken as an episodic treatment, it can reduce the severity of outbreaks of genital herpes, shorten their duration, and shorten the time during which the herpes virus is detected on the skin's surface.

    When taken everyday as a suppressive it can prevent or delay recurrent outbreaks.

    Has been shown to reduce the time outbreaks last when used as an episodic treatment, it also decreases the severity of pain with outbreaks and shortens the period during which the virus is detected on genital surfaces, similar to Valacyclovir (Valtrex) and Acyclovir (Zorvirax).

    When taken everyday as a suppressive it can prevent or delay recurrent outbreaks.

    May help strengthen your immune system by the use of herbal extracts.

    Herbs can help to reduce symptoms of herpes.

    Guaranteed?

    Yes.

    180 day money-back guarantee.

    No.

    Not applicable.

    No.

    Not applicable.

    No.

    Not applicable.

    No.

    Sensationalism with no visible money-back guarantee.

    Prescription required?

    No.

    Yes.

    Yes.

    Yes.

    No.

    Safety Precautions

    A skin sensitivity test should be performed to insure sensitivity is not a problem.

    It is not recommended for use while pregnant.

    Tell your doctor if you have any kidney disease, blood disorders or if you have any allergies.

    Valtrex should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

    It is not known if this medication appears in breast milk. Consult with your doctor before breast-feeding.

    If your symptoms do not improve within a few days or if they become worse, check with your doctor.

    If you plan on becoming pregnant, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using this medicine during pregnancy. If you are or may be pregnant, check with your doctor for instructions on using this medicine during pregnancy.

    This medicine is excreted in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are using this medicine, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.

    Inform your health care professional of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking. Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions, allergies, pregnancy, or if you are or intend to be breast-feeding.

    Do not use during pregnancy or breast-feeding as many of the herbs contained in this supplement have adverse effects for pregnant and lactating women.

    Not recommended for use by people with; multiple sclerosis, white blood cell disorders, collagen disorders, HIV/ AIDS, autoimmune disorders, or tuberculosis.

    Availability

    Internet, Phone, Fax. Worldwide mail-order service, express delivery available.

    By prescription only.

    By prescription only.

    By prescription only.

    Internet, phone. Worldwide mail-order service.

    *Review information is obtained directly from the manufacture and/or distributor for each medication listed above.

    **Prices are obtained at time of writing from the most competitive and reliable sources. Valtrex, Zovirax and Famvir prices sourced Drugstore.com. Dynamiclear price provided by manufacturer. All prices are in US dollars.


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    Treatment Review

    Dynamiclear

    Never an Outbreak (DMSO)

    Herpasil

    H-Balm

    Dr. Reckeweg Products (Herpezostin, BIO88, DMSO)

    **Price

    $98.64 per bottle. (one product ONLY required for treatment).

    Often a life-time supply, with enough for 80 to 100 applications.

    No additional products to combine or purchase.

    Dramatic results are typically seen within the first and second outbreak cycles during treatment.

    Recommended to be used: Once per active outbreak.

    3 products recommended for treatment to be followed for at least 3 - 5 months.

    Total estimated cost for 5 month treatment regime: US$154.70

    Starter package US$68.85 - Contains 3 products:

    Never an Outbreak $21.95, Breath of Life (Internal Liquid) $33.95 & DMSO Cream $17.95

    Internal liquid estimated to last 10 weeks. Cream estimated to last between 21 to 28 weeks.

    Recommended to be used: 3 days during outbreak as well as once a month for three days for a period of three to five months.

    Manufacturer advises that some users prefer to continue the treatment permanently to prevent outbreaks.

    2 products recommended for treatment.

    Herpasil Balm $29.95 per 60mL tub. ($49.90 with immune stimulant tablets). Number of applications per bottle not provided.

    Apply daily and during the outbreak.

    3 products recommended for treatment.

    H-Balm $25.95 or H-Balm Extra Strength $29.95 Recommended for use with H-Balm Daily $24.95.

    Total of bundle pack $49.95

    Contains enough in each bottle for 300 drops of product.

    Recommended to buy both products. Apply 1st product 2-3 times daily & the 2nd product 4-6 times during outbreak.

    Estimated cost for 6 months on this treatment regime: US$268.00 (sale price $198.00)

    More expensive kits are available. This kit was chosen as the most affordable & practical option.

    Reviewed kit:

    Reckeweg Kit = US$134.00 (sale price $99.00). Kit contains 3 of the recommended products; Herpezostin, BIO88 & DMSO.

    Each liquid bottle lasts approximately 3 months.

    INDIVIDUAL PRODUCTS recommended by manufacturer:

    (only items 1,2 & 3 included in bundle pack above)

    1. Herpezostin 22mL (Internal Liquid) = $84.99 (sale price $39.00)

    2. BIO88 (Internal Liquid) = $108.00 (sale price $48.00)

    3. DMSO (Topical Gel/Cream) = From $14.95 - $36.95

    4. HRPZ Formula (Mouth/Topical Spray containing BIO88 & Herpeszostin) = $84.00 (sale price $44.00)

    5. Viraplex (Oral Supplement) = $66.00 (sale price $34.00)

    6. Herpegen (Topical Spray or Cream) = $15.95

    7. TIMC Immuno Complex (Internal) = $72.00 (sale price $48.00)

    8. VIUSID (Oral Liquid Supplement) = $56.00 for 21 sachets (90 sachets $190.00)

    Recommended to be used: Internally: Daily dosages. Taken long term to prevent outbreaks. Topically: Apply multiple times during active outbreaks.

    Manufacturer advises that some users prefer to continue the treatment permanently to prevent outbreaks.

    Application

    External (topical) application.

    No repeated applications during an outbreak. One application, once during the outbreak.

    Apply once when symptoms are most active.

    No additional products to combine.

    External (topical) application.

    Daily use for three consecutive days at the start of each outbreak, as well as three days in each month.

    Apply cream at the first sign of symptoms, repeat applications during the outbreak. Combine with internal liquid supplement.

    The main ingredient dimethyl sulphoxide (DMSO) can cause an unusual garlic-onion-oyster smell on the body and breath.

    External application.

    Use before, during, and after outbreaks. Should be applied to the affected area daily, even when blisters are NOT present.

    The preferred application method is applying a "dab" to your fore finger and applying in a "swirling" or circular pattern.

    External application.

    The manufacturer suggests using both products together. H-Balm to help stop and abort an outbreak, then use H-Balm Daily as a suppressive to reduce the frequency and severity.

    H-Balm:

    Apply immediately and often during an outbreak or when you feel one coming on. Apply locally to the outbreak. One can apply oil directly to the outbreak, or moisten a cotton swab with product and dab swab to outbreak.

    Use in conjunction with H-Balm Daily:

    Suppressive treatment for herpes outbreaks. Apply 2 or 3 times everyday to areas of recurring outbreaks.
    Product is specifically formulated for daily use.

    Internal and External application.

    3 products to be used.

    HERPEZOSTIN (Internal Liquid) - To be taken multiple times per day to prevent a breakout and at the onset of symptoms (taken when there are active symptoms).

    BIO88 - (Internal Liquid, nosodes) - Recommended to be taken every day. Adult dosage: 10 drops, 3 times daily (or 10 drops daily).

    DMSO - to be rubbed on the outbreak and spine.

    Side-effects

    A mild to strong stinging sensation is felt on application.

    Aside from stinging on application Dynamiclear has no known side-effects.

    Nausea, skin rashes and an unusual garlic-onion-oyster smell on body and breath are known side effects of the active ingredient dimethyl sulphoxide (DMSO).

    Stinging and burning of the skin as well as rashes and vesicles are other known side-effects that can occur with DMSO.

    At present, "Rimso-50" is still the only DMSO product approved by FDA for use in humans. DMSO available in health food stores or by mail order is an industrial form of the chemical, consisting of about 99% DMSO, and is not labeled for human use.

    Topical application of DMSO has been associated with redness, itching, and inflammation of the skin and a garlic-like taste and odor on the breath.

    Intravenous administration of DMSO has been reported to cause transient hemolysis (breakdown of red blood cells), resulting in urinary excretion of hemoglobin.

    Several additional adverse effects of DMSO are mentioned in the Donsbach booklet (Dr. Donsbach Tells You What You Always Wanted to Know About DMSO), including "possible damaging effects to the liver, the kidneys, blood forming organs, and the central nervous system"; and "headache, dizziness, nausea, and sedation."
    Reference Site - More Information

    Other reported side effects include stomach upset, sensitivity to light, visual disturbances, and headache. Skin irritation can develop at the site where DMSO is applied topically.

    Only highly purified, properly diluted DMSO should be used. The skin site and applying hand should be thoroughly cleaned before application, because the solvent properties of DMSO allow contaminants to be absorbed through the skin and transported into the bloodstream. Improperly diluted DMSO can also burn the skin. Check with a healthcare professional for appropriate use.

    Manufacturer has none listed on site.

    Moderate stinging pain on application

    Safety of each product contained in treatment kit:

    1. HERPEZOSTIN - No known side effects. Homeopathy is normally very safe and gentle when used in correct dosages.

    2. BIO88 - There are normally no side-effects when using homeopathic nosodes (the basis of BIO88). A reaction may occasionally be observed.

    3. DMSO - Nausea, skin rashes and an unusual garlic-onion-oyster smell on body and breath are known side effects of dimethyl sulphoxide (DMSO).

    Stinging and burning of the skin as well as rashes and vesicles are other known side-effects that can occur with DMSO.

    The manufacturers of this product state that the DMSO used is MEDICAL GRADE DMSO manufactured by the only legitimate producer of medical DMSO in the U.S.A.

    Only highly purified, properly diluted DMSO should be used. The skin site and applying hand should be thoroughly cleaned before application, because the solvent properties of DMSO allow contaminants to be absorbed through the skin and transported into the bloodstream. Improperly diluted DMSO can also burn the skin. Check with a healthcare professional for appropriate use.

    Drug Interactions.

    No findings.

    Can be used with suppressive medications (such as Valtrex and Acyclovir) if you like, but it is not necessary. Sometimes Dynamiclear will work much better without the use of suppressive medications.

    DMSO may potentiate anticoagulants, cyclophosphamide, steroids, anesthetics, cardioactive and anticholinesterase drugs

    More information

    No findings.

    No findings.

    Drug Interactions of each product contained in treatment kit:

    1. HERPEZOSTIN - No findings.

    2. BIO88 - No findings.

    3. DMSO - may potentiate anticoagulants, cyclophosphamide, steroids, anesthetics, cardioactive and anticholinesterase drugs

    More information

    Efficacy

    Eliminates the herpes virus on direct contact with the sore, lesion or blister.

    - Upon application sores dry up and heal rapidly (accelerates healing)

    - After the initial application and healing any future recurrences are typically less severe and less frequent

    - Many people report experiencing little to no recurrence of symptoms

    - If there are recurrences they may be smaller, less frequent and less severe.

    - Outbreaks often continue to reduce with each application.

    When applied in the early stages of an outbreak this treatment may stop the episode within 3 days

    If used consistently for at least 3 to 5 months products may help to reduce and eliminate recurrences

    Website Claims:

    "We believe a person is only contagious from prodrome (possibly a day before) on through until a day or two after the outbreak has healed completely. When the virus lies dormant it poses no threat."

    Fact:

    Although a treatment can help to reduce or eliminate symptoms you still need to be mindful of Asymptomatic Viral Shedding (transmission that can occur even when there is no noticeable symptoms).

    May assist in the reduction of pain and irritation.

    May help shorten duration and intensity of herpes outbreaks

    Advised to Use H-Balm and Extra Strength with Super Lysine for maximum effectiveness.

    Products are made of essential oils and plant extracts. When used together may help stop and abort an outbreak and reduce their frequency and severity. May help prevent outbreaks.

    Efficacy of each product contained in treatment kit:

    1. HERPEZOSTIN - If taken when the symptoms are present it may help to clear the outbreak and relieve symptoms.

    2. BIO88 - Activates the immune system which helps fight and suppress viral infections.

    3. DMSO - May assist with healing and overall treatment results.

    Testimonial and User References

    Over 200 testimonials given. Genuine and unsolicited from different origins, describing the results in detail.

    25 testimonials given.

    1 testimonial given. No reference to any customer. Unclear if written by a user or the manufacturer.

    10 testimonials given.

    16 testimonials given.

    Guaranteed?

    Yes.

    180 day money-back guarantee.

    Yes. Conditions Apply.

    60 day money-back guarantee.

    - Must purchase the "Never an Outbreak" book (RRP US$21.95) to redeem guarantee

    - Must use the treatment for a minimum of 3 months

    - Must follow treatment protocol as outlined in the book

    Yes.

    30 day money-back guarantee

    Yes.

    60 day money-back guarantee.

    Yes.

    90 day money-back guarantee.

    Prescription required?

    No.

    No.

    No.

    No.

    No.

    Safety Precautions

    A skin sensitivity test should be performed to insure sensitivity is not a problem.

    It is not recommended for use while pregnant.

    There is much skepticism about the safety of DMSO and so we always recommend that people considering using this substance research thoroughly before using it.

    Please see the above side-effects and related materials for further information.

    DMSO is not recommended for use during pregnancy.

    Manufacturer has none listed on site. Spot testing prior to use for possible allergic reaction is recommended.

    Safety precaution for each product contained in treatment kit:

    1. HERPEZOSTIN - Manufacturer has none listed on site.

    2. BIO88 - Manufacturer has none listed on site.

    3. DMSO - there is much skepticism about the safety of DMSO and so we always recommend that people considering using this substance research thoroughly before using it. Please see the above side-effects and related materials for further information.

    DMSO is not recommended for use during pregnancy or nursing.

    Availability

    Internet, Phone, Fax. Worldwide mail-order service, express delivery available. Internet, Phone. Worldwide mail-order service.

    Internet, phone. Worldwide mail-order service.

    Internet, phone and some selected stores.

    Internet, phone. Worldwide mail-order service.

    *Review information is obtained directly from the manufacture, distributor and/or independent treatment analysis for each medication listed above.

    **Prices are obtained from the most competitive and reliable sources, direct from manufacturer and/or distributor. All prices are in US dollars.




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