How to Cure Herpes?

Types of Herpes:

Herpes is a common viral infection that affects many people. There are two types of herpes: Herpes Zoster and Herpes Simplex.

Oral herpes causes cold sores and blisters around the mouth area, whilst genital herpes causes sores and blisters around the genital region. Both types of viruses can be very painful.

Unfortunately, once you contract herpes, it’s with you for your whole lifetime. You will get long periods of time when the virus lies dormant, however there will be other times when your blisters and sores (wherever they are), will be highly infectious.

One in five people have genital herpes, and many of them are not aware they have developed the virus as only a fourth of the estimated 50 million infected people in America alone experience any symptoms. As it is easily sexually transmitted, genital herpes is classed as a sexually transmitted disease.

If you contract the genital virus, you will probably suffer five to eight outbreaks a year. These normally run ten to fourteen days per outbreak.

Symptoms of Herpes

What doctors have been able to do, however, is circumvent the disease from manifesting its symptoms on a regular condition, or when they do occur, of stymieing these symptoms as much as possible. These symptoms include fever, redness, itching, bumps, sores, dry cracking, headache, bleeding, aches, pains, swollen Lymph glands, and abnormal vaginal or penile discharge.

The two means by which the symptoms are kept at bay are through orally-induced medicines and topical means -salves directly applied to the condition. Generally these medicines are taken or applied 1 to 2 times daily, for optimal herpes cure, with a reduction in the symptoms within 3 days.

Notably, many outbreaks, especially in younger, healthier people, are mild and need not be medicated. However, at the other extreme are those who suffer from the indications of herpes on a nearly daily basis. In this case suppression therapy is the key. This simply implies a more regular, even stringent use of medicines available on the market, and has proven much more favorable than sporadic treatment. Again, though not a complete herpes cure, they help greatly.

How to Cure Herpes?

There is no cure for herpes, but if caught in time the symptoms can be treated very effectively and the severity of the attack can be greatly reduced. Also if the attack is treated early enough, there is a strong possibility that the likelihood of developing post herpetic neuralgia is reduced.

Types of Herpes Treatment:

Herpes treatment can be administered in several ways depending a lot of the time on the victims own choice. Many people who have suffered from herpes for a number of years have discovered their own effective herpes treatment and these can range from pharmaceutical products either bought over the counter or prescribed by their doctor to home made recipes which they swear by.

1. Herpes Treatment by Meditation

Medical treatment for herpes concentrates on relieving symptoms and pain. One of the better drugs in the fight against this virus is Acyclovir. This can reduce or eliminate 90% of all outbreaks if taken as prescribed. However if Acyclovir isn’t used as soon as an outbreak is suspected, its effectiveness is reduced. You should take a herpes test and get advice from the doctor before taking any medicine.

Pharmaceutical products can include topical medications as well as those taken orally and the most popular herpes treatment include:

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  • Zovirax (acyclovir)
  • Famvir (famciclovir)
  • Valtrex (valacyclovir),

These antiviral drugs are also very useful in reducing the pain caused by the herpes virus which is called post herpetic neuralgia. Other types of herpes treatment often used for relieving post herpetic neuralgia include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, some antidepressants and anticonvulsants, and specific topical treatments.

It’s important that herpes treatment is administered promptly when an outbreak is first diagnosed. This is because it can lead to complications if left untreated especially if the outbreak is on the face.

Herpes can affect a sufferer’s vision especially if the cornea of the eye is infected, and in very bad cases a herpes outbreak on a person’s face has been known to cause blindness or impaired vision.

A second form of ‘treatment’ is prevention – that is, for one’s sexual partner(s). Sex partners should be informed of the risk before copulation and even then prophylactics and other means of covering the diseased genitalia should be found. Even then, coitus should be avoided at all times of outbreak. It is through prevention and thus elimination of spreading the disease that herpes cure is best facilitated.

Herpes Treatment: Natural Cure for Herpes at Home

Home made or natural treatments for herpes at home can vary from iced tea, to lotions and potions made to “old secret recipes” and dependent on who is using these treatments, the results can be varied. Watch this video for more information on home remedy for herpes.

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Some ways of staying as comfortable as possible when suffering an outbreak includes

  • Keeping your blisters clean and dry
  • Ensuring all surrounding areas of blisters are kept clean and free from irritants
  • If facial herpes, wear as little makeup as possible
  • Use your own cup to drink from.

If the they are genital,

  • Keep blisters clean and dry
  • Shower daily with mild soap and water (Or just water alone)
  • Take a soothing hot bath with no added irritants.
  • Wear loose fitting clothing
  • Take non prescriptive pain killers
  • Abstain from sexual intercourse
  • If abstinence is not practical, ensure the male wears a condom.

Even if no blisters are apparent, the virus may still be active, so wearing a condom (especially if this is a new partner), offers some amount of protection from the virus.

There is a lot of research and many millions of dollars being spent on finding an effective herpes treatment and cure, but unfortunately this is still some time off.

The best most people can do if they are suffering from an outbreak of herpes is to choose the most effective medication they can find and ensure it is taken or applied as soon as the symptoms occur.

They should also remember that whilst in an acute stage the lesions, blisters and ulcers are very contagious and any contact especially sexual should be kept to a minimum.

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