Sleep medicine, ringworm medicine: A study finds benefits for people with sleep problems
Sleep medicine has been touted as an effective treatment for sleep disorders and its effectiveness has been shown to increase the number of nights that people have to sleep.
Now, researchers have conducted a study that finds sleep medicine can help people with mild to moderate ringworm, a parasitic infection.
Researchers from New York University School of Medicine, Cornell University, and Harvard Medical School compared the effectiveness of two drugs that are commonly used in the U.S. to a placebo.
The drugs have a lower concentration of the parasitic protozoan that causes ringworm and are less likely to cause side effects such as fatigue, headache, and fatigue and depression.
People with mild ringworm were treated with either a drug called zygomax (Zy-200) or a drug that is not prescribed for the disease called azozomax (Azo-100).
Participants took either the medication or a placebo pill every night for seven consecutive nights.
Those treated with the drug were shown to have lower levels of the parasite and a greater reduction in the number and severity of their symptoms compared to those who took a placebo, researchers said.
Zygomox has been prescribed to people with ringworm since 2012, according to a news release from the NYU School of Medical Sciences.
Azozoms were not prescribed to the researchers.
Sleep medicine is currently prescribed for about a quarter of the U-12 population in the United States.
However, more people are starting to use it as a treatment, and the potential benefits are promising, according the news release.
In addition to being an effective medication, zyomax is also very cost effective and is generally given as a single dose, the researchers said in a statement.
The study was published in the journal Science Translational Medicine.
Researchers say the study is a preliminary finding, and more studies will need to be done to confirm the benefits and side effects of the drugs.
It is not clear whether the drugs will be used to treat the ringworm parasite or to treat other infections.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises that people with certain sleep problems including those with sleep apnea and insomnia should avoid taking drugs that can cause side-effects, such as zyoming pills or sleep medicine that is marketed as a drug.