Two common drugs – one used for treating athlete’s foot and another for alleviating eczema – may be useful therapies for multiple sclerosis, scientists believe.
In early animal studies, the medicines repaired some of the cell damage and paralysis seen in MS. The drugs encouraged new growth of myelin to coat and protect the nerves.
Experts say although the results in Nature journal are promising, people should not be tempted to self-medicate. Much more work is needed to check that the treatments will work in people.
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