Herpes simplex virus:
Varicella-zoster virus (chickenpox):
Varicella-zoster virus (shingles):
Post herpetic neuralgia (PHN):
Disclaimer: These uses have been tested in humans or animals. Safety and effectiveness have not always been proven. Some of these conditions are potentially serious and should be evaluated by a qualified healthcare provider.
B: Good scientific evidence
C: Unclear or conflicting scientific evidence
D: Fair negative scientific evidence
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