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Welcome to Herpes Treatment Site. Our mission is to bring you the most up-to-date information on herpes treatments, remedies and “cure”, including HSV1 (commonly cold sores), HSV2 (commonly genital herpes), and shingles (herpes zoster).

With so much information available on Internet, our goal is to provide you with a one-stop destination you can come to for all of the latest news and developments about the herpes virus. We focus on information that will give you better insights on how to prevent viral outbreaks and shedding, and eliminate or lessen the impact of the virus on your life in general.

We are dedicated to keeping you informed!

11 Feb Lowering the Herpes Stigma

HSV Dating MarriageHerpes is common in the U.S. but many people struggle silently with psychological problems from ‘the herpes stigma’.  This refers to insecurities that are associated with having herpes.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has estimated 15.5 percent of U.S. citizens between the ages of 14 to 49 have HSV-2 or genital herpes. Of that same age group, over half of the people have had HSV-1, also known as a cold sore or herpes on the lip. Recently, more people are having mouth herpes on their genitals.

But herpes is herpes whether it is on the lips or on the genitals.  One part of the stigma is that people who have type-1 assume that this type remains on the lips.  This is not sure.  Type-1 can be passed to the genitals.

The CDC estimates that 90 percent of infected HSV-2 people have not been diagnosed. HSV can be passed on even when no physical symptoms are present.

Although, the statistics say that almost everyone knows someone with HSV, there is little discussion and support surrounding it, says Jenelle Marie Davis, founder of The STD Project. Those who have an STI (sexually transmitted infection) are seen, by society, as promiscuous and dirty, Davis said.

“People get infections all the time — colds and flu — and no one shames those people because there is no ‘[someone] did something bad to get this,’ ” Davis said.

“The more [society] shame and judge those ‘dirty people with it,’ the more ashamed they are of disclosing and saying that, yeah, it’s just a skin condition, it’s herpes,” said Adrial Dale, 36, life coach and founder of an organization committed to supporting people with herpes type-1 and type-2.

Dale was diagnosed with type-2 in 2005. After noticing a lesion, Dale immediately went to get checked out. From this moment on, Dale had felt like a different person. Having to share his status to prospective partners, with the fear of denial was the scariest part, Dale said.

“If [someone] feels undesirable and unwanted, then the way [they’re] disclosing it to potential partners has that undertone to it,” Dale said. “[Dale] was rejecting [Dale] way before anyone else had the chance to reject [Dale].”

“[Dale] was convinced that this was pretty much a death sentence to my love life,” Dale said.

Those with herpes simplex do not have to be abstinent because it is possible to have a healthy sex life without spreading the virus. But it is important to disclose information when beginning a new sexual relationship, Davis said. Condoms lessen the risk, but it doesn’t take the risk away entirely.

The importance of disclosing the infection is important in the case of a sexual partner becoming pregnant. Mariel David, had contracted type-2 from a previous husband, but didn’t find out until the birth of their first child. A week after the birth, David’s daughter started to have seizures. The doctors said these seizures were from herpetic encephalitis, a condition caused by the herpes virus.

Consequences of David’s husband’s dishonesty, doctors believed that David’s daughter wouldn’t live past puberty. Luckily, David’s daughter is turning 18 despite being blind, nonverbal and having abnormal bone growth. Davis had been able to give birth to two healthy babies after taking pregnancy precautions.

The virus doesn’t affect fertility or other organs unlike other STIs. Does herpes have a cure? No, but it does have treatments that help to shorten eruptions and lessen symptoms. A daily treatment is recommended in the prevention of spreading the virus.

Supporting those with the simplex virus can be lessen the stigma associated.  Hopefully, it will encourage proper precautions to be taken instead of shaming someone into hiding their infection.

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08 Jan New Study Suggests Sunglasses and Sunscreen May Decrease Recurring Outbreaks

Sun And HerpesThe herpes virus has two forms. The first form is herpes simplex virus 1 – also known as oral herpes or cold sores. The second form is herpes simplex virus 2 – also known as genital herpes.

Both herpes viruses are highly contagious and when a person becomes infected with either or both viruses the virus lives in their body forever. After this initial contraction, the first year the person typically has multiple outbreaks.

A study of UV radiation and its effect on herpes simplex virus 1 outbreaks was done by the Scientists at the Sun Clinic and Sun Care Institute Osaka in the Department of Molecular Medicine at Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine in Japan.

“Since excess sun exposure can trigger an outbreak, using a lip balm with sunscreen is a smart preventive strategy,” says, Rallie McAllister, M.D. of Kingsport, Tenn.

10.4% of the study’s participants had outbreaks triggered by the sun.

19.7% ofthe study’s participants had outbreaks triggered in the summer months; July and August.

The evidence that suggested herpes outbreaks may be triggered by exposure to the sun has caused some people to wonder if wearing sunglasses and sunscreen can work as a preventative.

The UV exposure can suppress the immune system and simultaneously set off viral activity.

Lip balms that contain SPF may insinuate that the SPF is meant to reduce lip outbreaks.

A clinical study in 2008 published in the medical journal Canada Family Physician stated that the data was inconclusive. Patients with oral herpes had mixed results when using sunscreen.

Herpes eye lesions when exposed to strong sunlight do have reoccurring outbreaks. Any studies that link the wearing dark sunglasses and the correlation between outbreaks haven’t been found, yet.

Lip balm and sunglasses are not strong forms of prevention although knowing that sunlight triggers herpes outbreaks will help patients work to avoid direct sunlight.

The University of Maryland found triggers such as sunlight, wind, fever, physical injury, surgery, menstruation, suppression of the immune system and emotional stress.

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17 Apr Burning Mouth Syndrome Caused by Herpes Simplex 1

 

Burning Mouth SyndromeWhat is “Burning Mouth” Syndrome?

Many people are affected by a syndrome known as “Burning Mouth”.  The syndrome causes a burning sensation in the mouth that can affect the tongue, lips, gums, throat and palate. Sometimes the sensation is noted as a tingling or scalding sensation. It can also cause dry mouth or an altered or metallic taste in the mouth.  The pain can start suddenly, and last for months or even years, causing constant pain every day.

When patients seek medical help for this condition, their doctor often cannot find a cause. There is no specific test that doctors routinely use to diagnose this condition.

There was a recent case in the news where a healthy 65 year old woman had burning mouth syndrome and reported her symptoms to her doctor and dentist, who were both stumped by her symptoms and what could be causing them. They could find no lesions or apparent cause for her symptoms.

They prescribed special rinses and mouthwashes, told her to avoid toothpaste and mouthwashes with whitening agents, but nothing alleviated her symptoms.

The Cause is Found!

Finally, after six months of dealing with the pain and irritation of this syndrome, the doctor decided to test her saliva for herpes simplex 1.
The test came back showing her saliva was teeming with herpes simplex 1 virus!
Once she began treatment with an anti-viral, her symptoms finally subsided and she has not had a recurrence of burning mouth.

What you can do about burning mouth syndrome

This case reveals how many people are infected with the herpes simplex virus without knowing it, and how it can affect you in unusual ways.  If the patient had been aware she was infected, if she had had a prior outbreak, perhaps the doctors may have been able to resolve her condition much sooner. But herpes simplex can be a “silent” virus, invading your body with no symptoms until low immunity, hormonal changes or stress activate the virus and cause symptoms. Unfortunately, doctors do not think to test for the herpes virus for this syndrome unless the patient has an active outbreak or history of herpes.

The facial nerves that the herpes simplex virus affects can cause many different symptoms, and as proven by this case, you can have herpes activate, even the first time, in an unusual manner such as burning mouth, instead of the typical cold sores.

If you suffer from burning mouth syndrome, an anti-viral may give you the relief you need!

 

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10 Apr Are canker sores herpes?

canker sore compared to herpes lesion

Are Canker Sores Herpes?

We often get asked “Is a canker sore herpes”? So lets take a look at what a canker sore is, and how to tell the difference between a canker sore and herpes.

Although they can appear on the inside of the lip, they are not caused by herpes simplex virus and are not related to cold sores.  A canker sore is actually a small ulcer inside the mouth. They can present anywhere inside the mouth, including the inside of the cheek, inner surface of the lips, base of the gums, tongue, or on the soft palate. They usually first affect people between the ages of 10-20.

Canker sores are extremely painful, and can be very bothersome when eating, drinking or even talking. They are usually small and round, with a white or yellowish center and red around the edges.  Many people confuse these sores with herpes simplex 1, or cold sores. But actually they are totally unrelated.

What are the differences between a canker and cold sore?
A canker is non-viral, and not contagious. A canker only occurs on the inside of the mouth, whereas herpes cold sores generally occur on the outside affecting the lips, though on occasion they may occur on the hard palate. A cold sore starts with small blisters. A canker starts with a red spot or bump that turns into an open ulcer.

What causes canker sores?
Some common causes of canker sores are sensitivity to sodium lauryl sulfate, a common ingredient in toothpaste, allergies, biting your inner lip or cheek, stress, trauma from hard chips or other foods, and a deficiency of vitamin B12, folic acid or iron. It is believed that the immune system also plays a part in canker sores, so boosting your immune system can help prevent canker sores.

If you suffer regularly from canker sores, try finding a toothpaste that does not contain lauryl sulfate, and try taking vitamins to ensure you are not deficient in the vitamins mentioned above.

To treat a canker sore, you can use a salt water rinse and swish it around the sore, you can also use a combination of half milk of magnesia with half hydrogen peroxide and apply it directly to the sore with a cotton swab four times a day.  It can also help to put some honey on the sore, the honey has anti-bacterial properties and can soothe the sore.

In closing, as you can see canker sores are an annoying but benign condition that is not contagious nor viral, and does not spread like herpes.

 

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23 Mar How to Keep Your Immune System “Tuned Up” to Prevent Outbreaks

Tune Up Your Immune System

Prevent Outbreaks

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Your immune system is your best defense against outbreaks (as well as other illnesses) Here are some tips on keeping your immune system running it’s best!Get plenty of rest- Preferably eight hours a night.  Sleep gives your body the chance to re-energize for the next day, as well as recover from the current days stress on the body.Avoid Poor Quality Food – Fried, processed, high sugar and high sodium foods tax your body instead of supporting your immune system. Try to eat fresh foods prepared with as little fat, salt, trans-fat and sugar as possible to give your immune system the fuel it needs.

Avoid smoking, drugs and alcohol – the less your body has to deal with substances that are harmful, the more your immune system can work on keeping you healthy and avoiding outbreaks. Drink alcohol in moderation.

Get Regular Exercise – Exercise keeps your immune system up, so even if you just go for a walk around the block it will pay off! A little sunshine each day (careful to use lip balm with SPF if you are prone to cold sores) will also help by boosting your natural vitamin D.

Include Fresh Fruit in your diet – Fruits are rich in anti-oxidants, so be sure to include them in your daily diet whether it is eating them or juicing them.  Fruit is the easiest way to incorporate daily anti-oxidants in your diet!

Take an immunity boosting supplement – Supplements will insure that you are getting the nutrients that keep your immune system functioning.

Take care of your emotional health – Make sure you take time out for yourself, focus on the positives in your life, watch a funny movie or TV show, do what makes you happy for at least a few minutes every day. If you find you are dwelling on things that make you unhappy, consider therapy to help you break out of that pattern.

 

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23 Mar Top 9 Triggers for Cold Sore Outbreaks And How To Prevent Them

Top 10 triggers for cold soresThere are many triggers that can cause a cold sore outbreak.  Below are a few of the most common causes, and what you can do to prevent them.

Skin damage – Laser treatment for hair removal or other skin treatment can trigger an outbreak.  So can dental treatment, chapped lips or even razor burn from kissing a partner with stubble.  Keeping your immune system running at top notch can help mitigate a reaction to skin damage.

Pregnancy – The hormonal changes during pregnancy can trigger an outbreak.  While there is not much you can do about the hormonal fluctuations, a strong immune system will help.

Menstruation – The hormonal changes during your monthly cycle can also trigger an outbreak. As with pregnancy, there is little you can do about the hormonal fluctuations that come with your cycle, but you can try to keep your immune system strong.

Fatigue and Lack of Sleep – Fatigue and stress can lower your immune system and make you more susceptible to an outbreak.  Make sure getting enough rest is high on your priority list!

Stress– Stress is a big trigger for outbreaks as it lowers your immune system and allows the virus to rise to the surface.  Try to reduce stress and focus on immune system boosters by eating healthy and including immune system boosters in your regimen.

Cold Weather – Cold dry weather can be a big factor in outbreaks. Lip balm provides good defense against the dry cold air, make sure to use it every time you are exposed to cold dry air..

Sun – Just like cold dry air, intense sun can also trigger a cold sore. Lip balm with a high SPF factor will help protect your lips from the sun and avoid outbreaks.

Sickness – If you have a cold, flu or fever you are more vulnerable for an outbreak. Taking a fever reducer can help lower the risk.  Keeping your immune system boosted will help prevent outbreaks.

Lowered Immune System – Anytime your immune system is compromised, whether it is from lack of sleep, stress or an illness, you are prone to an outbreak. Try to keep your immune system boosted with a healthy diet, plenty of rest and immune boosting supplements can help.

 

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26 Feb Symptoms of Herpes ‘Page’ Content Magnet edit

Herpes Treatment Site’s Tips for Managing HSV

Author Jake Fisher Senior Editor

As a herpes treatment expert, HerpesTreatmentSite.com knows that it is possible for herpes-infected individuals to suppress herpes and prevent recurrent facial lesions or genital herpes outbreaks. While taking a daily antiviral is almost certain to suppress the virus, there are other precautions that can be taken to ensure herpes remains trapped within the infected cells and, in the event of fever blisters, there are methods to relieve pain and increase healing time. In an effort to help as many people as possible control their unwanted symptoms, HerpesTreatmentSite.com has created a list of the top 10 tips for managing facial and genital herpes. …Read More»

Control Herpes

Author Jake Fisher Senior Editor
Once a person has contracted oral or genital herpes, herpes stays with him or her for life. Following the initial outbreak, HSV moves from the skin cells into the nerve cells where it remains permanently. To control oral and genital herpes, users often turn to antiviral herpes “cures” which can keep herpes dormant within the cells. Natural herpes remedies are often able to stop herpes outbreaks permanently, but in the event a blister does appear, the lesion heals much faster and is much less severe. Though the results are incredible, these remedies are not herpes cures. They can stop outbreaks from occurring by keeping HSV dormant, but the herpes itself cannot be killed without true cures.In addition to using herbal herpes remedies, an individual can use ice to relieve pain during an outbreak. Many people also find relief by washing their sores with soap and warm water.
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Treatment for Herpes Simplex 2

Author Jake Fisher Senior Editor

Obtaining remedies for herpes simplex 2 (also known as genital herpes) does not necessarily require frequent doctor’s visits or expensive prescription “cures”. To deal with genital herpes, herpes suffers typically find faster and more long-term relief using all-natural herpes remedies. Unlike prescription herpes “cures” and drugs, these alternative remedies have no side-effects and are completely safe. By incorporating antiviral ingredients found in nature, these herbal remedies are able to keep the herpes virus dormant after the initial infection. When the immune system is supported and the virus is suppressed, most users experience very few, if any, recurrent outbreaks. Until oral and genital herpes cures are developed, this is by far the most effective and cost-efficient way to reduce the effects of herpes. …Read More»

HSV 2 Treatment

Author Jake Fisher Senior Editor

When trying to control the herpes virus, herbal herpes remedies can be used to deal with zoster (shingles), facial, and genital herpes as well. And while a stigma surrounds the genital herpes virus, society is less critical of shingles and facial herpes. It is odd that cold sores (oral herpes) are considered less severe than genital herpes, since no cures exist for either infection and both can cause oral or genital herpes.

Oral and genital herpes are incredibly similar viruses. HSV-1 (primarily facial oral herpes) will always result in outbreaks, while HSV-2 (primarily genital herpes) can sometimes be asymptomatic (no signs of herpes). Both viruses are spread easily and no cures have been made for either form of herpes.
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Natural Treatment for Shingles

Author Jake Fisher Senior Editor

Natural remedies for shingles can be an effective way for infected individuals to mitigate painful symptoms. Any individual who has contracted chicken pox is at risk for developing shingles later in life. The varicella-zoster virus is responsible for causing an initial chicken pox outbreak, and it remains dormant in the body for many years; later in life (usually age 60 or older), it may resurface and cause shingles. This condition can be extremely painful and often embarrassing, but there are ways to control shingles. Taking non-prescription shingles “cures” will boost the immune system and promote faster healing of the painful rash. …Read More»

Best Herpes Treatment

Author Jake Fisher Senior Editor

The best herpes remedies can often prevent future herpes outbreaks — and effective herbal herpes “cures” are available that do not require a doctor’s prescription. Although herpes is quite common, many people are embarrassed and ashamed about their condition and avoid seeking medical treatment or getting a proper oral or genital herpes remedies. Genital herpes, typically caused by HSV 2, is more stigmatized than HSV 1, despite being easier to conceal from the public. Oral herpes outbreaks, normally brought on by HSV 1, are more socially acceptable, but are hard to hide.If either an oral or genital outbreak does occur, making use of herpes simplex remedies can often help to speed up healing time in addition to inhibiting recurrent herpes. …Read More»

Herpes Zoster Infection

Author Jake Fisher Senior Editor

Herpes zoster, more commonly known as shingles, is caused by the varicella-zoster virus — the very same virus that causes the chickenpox virus common among children. A shingles infection typically results in a painful skin rash and blisters, but may cause a number of other symptoms including: abdominal pain, fever, chills, headache, joint pain, vision problems, swollen glands and more. Shingles “cures” are often antivirals that boost the immune system — this not only helps to prevent future shingles rashes, but also helps the current rash heal faster. The same herpes remedies used to control genital herpes are often used to treat all herpes infections. While true cures for these strains of herpes viruses do not exist, remedies that can keep blisters from forming are the next best thing to true cures.  …Read More»

What Should I Do if I Have Herpes?

Author Jake Fisher Senior Editor

If you are asking yourself “What should I do if I have herpes?” the answer is simple — accept it. Anyone with herpes wishes they could change the past, but learning to cope with this illness and seek out appropriate herpes remediesis critical. Until a herpes cures are created, it is important to move on and enjoy life without getting caught up thinking about “what ifs…”If you have oral or genital herpes, taking a daily antiviral can help to suppress herpes outbreaks and decrease the likelihood of passing on the virus to sexual partners. Additionally, herpes remedies can help current outbreaks heal much faster than they would without remedies. …Read More»

Genital Herpes Symptoms and Signs

Author Jake Fisher Senior Editor

Typically when people think about genital herpes symptoms, blisters and bumps on the genital region come to mind — but outbreaks can cause other uncomfortable effects as well. Oftentimes, herpes suffers experience flu-like symptoms, back pain and headaches in addition to the itching, burning and pain associated with open herpes sores. Herpes outbreaks in the genital region are typically caused by HSV 2, but can also be brought on by an HSV 1 infection (often referred to as oral herpes). Herpes “cures” are available to increase the healing of current herpes blisters while preventing future herpes outbreaks. Natural herpes remedies boost the immune system help to protect your body from the effects of stress and other herpes outbreak triggers. …Read More»

Herpes Zoster Natural Treatment

Author Jake Fisher Senior Editor

There are a number of safe and effective shingles “cures” available that can help to prevent future outbreaks while increasing the healing time of current shingles. Herpes zoster (also known as shingles) is a viral disease cause by the varicella zoster virus that typically results in blisters and a painful skin rash on one side of the body.This condition is caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox, which is common among children and young adults. After a chicken pox infection, the varicella zoster virus lives in the nervous system cells and lies dormant for a number of years. It can, however, be reactivated years later and lead to uncomfortable and embarrassing shingles. While this condition can develop anytime in life, it is most likely to occur in individuals over 50. …Read More»

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25 Feb Herpes and Peanut Butter

 

Peanut Butter can trigger outbreaks

It may be hard to believe, but eating a simple food like peanut butter can cause a herpes outbreak! Whether you experience HSV1 that causes cold sores, HSV2 that causes genital herpes, or herpes zoster (better known as shingles) you need to know what foods to avoid so that you can reduce your risk of outbreaks, or lessen them.

We heard reports of people saying they thought outbreaks might be triggered by peanut butter, and after researching the issue we found there is a scientific reason this can happen.

It has been discovered that foods high in an amino acid called arginine can trigger herpes outbreaks or prevent an outbreak from resolving. The arginine actually “feeds” the herpes virus and allows it to reproduce.

The reason peanut butter is an offender is the high arginine content in peanuts. Peanuts, like other nuts, are very rich in arginine.
Foods besides peanut butter that are high in arginine include chocolate, drinks that contain arginine, protein shakes and oats. Some multiple vitamins or muscle building formulas also contain arginine.

Arginine naturally occurs in the human body, so you can’t avoid it totally, but reducing your intake of arginine can help avoid outbreaks, and if you are having an outbreak it is even more important to avoid arginine.

It is essential to be aware of the arginine content in the foods you eat, so that you can limit the arginine in your food and drinks as much as possible. You can search online to see the arginine content in food, so that you can adjust your diet to eating foods low in arginine.
This doesn’t mean you can never eat foods with arginine in them, but if you are aware that a food you commonly eat (like peanut butter!) has a high arginine content, keep your portions small and don’t eat it every day.

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21 Jan Stop Genital Herpes Outbreak

An estimated 81% of people who have genital herpes are unaware of their condition. Are you one of them?

Genital Herpes Virus MagnifiedBecause there is no herpes cure, genital herpes is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases. Genital herpes, most commonly caused by herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2), affects 16% of the U.S. population – meaning statistically, one out of every six people you meet or walk by on the street may have genital herpes. What is more alarming is what the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has determined: an increasing number of people are getting genital herpes from HSV-1, the virus responsible for causing cold sores which appear on and around the mouth.

Since an estimated 81% of people who have genital herpes do not know they are infected, and because HSV-1 genital herpes has been on the rise, the CDC estimates that the percentage of the population infected with genital herpes could be much higher than 16%. Since the general public is not very educated on this condition, many people do not recognize their symptoms or misdiagnose themselves, and thereby unwittingly spread the condition to others.

 What Can Be Done About Genital Herpes?

Even though herpes symptoms are on the skin, the virus itself resides in the nerve cells, often hidden away in the spinal column. For this reason, many topical remedies are widely regarded as ineffective because creams only soothe the skin, and cannot penetrate to the nerve root.

Long-time sufferers of genital herpes will be able to attest that the best form of herpes treatment is an antiviral herpes remedy. Antiviral herpes treatments are not cures; they can “cure” symptoms by suppressing the virus, but they cannot actually degrade or destroy the virus.

Most people consider expensive prescription antivirals like Famvir, Zovirax, and Valtrex as their only source of relief for oral and genital herpes. These harsh chemical drugs have many side effects that can be nearly as discomforting as the condition itself – common side effects include diarrhea, vomiting, dizziness, and general feelings of weakness. Many people have also experienced alarming allergic reactions that can damage the skin (in rare cases causing lethal conditions like toxic epidermal necrolysis) and other organs.

Genital herpes is the most common STD; do not for a moment feel that you are alone when facing this condition.

 

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21 Sep Genital Herpes

genital herpesGenital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease borne of the herpes simplex virus type 1 (usually associated with oral infection) and type 2 (usually genital). Genital herpes is contracted most often by having sex with someone who has the condition whether they have visible sores or not. Many people who have genital herpes experience either no symptoms or very mild ones that can be mistaken for other skin conditions. Because of this many people with genital herpes are unaware of their infection and can unwittingly spread it to others. There are no cures for oral or genital herpes, but treatments exist that can help people with herpes limit the number of outbreaks they have.

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“Herpes viruses are a leading cause of human viral disease, second only to influenza and common colds. They cause overt cold sores and chickenpox, or they may remain latent for many years to be reactivated in later life, as in shingles.

The name herpes is derived from the Greek word herpein which means to creep. This reflects the spreading or creeping nature of the skin lesions caused by many herpes viruses.

There are 25 types of herpes viruses. Six types cause medical problems in humans.

Herpes simplex 1 and 2 can infect both humans and other animals, but only humans show the blisters typical of the disease. The hallmark of herpes its ability to infect epithelial mucosal cells or lymphocytes. The virus then travels up peripheral nerves to a nucleated neurone where it may stay for years and be followed by reactivation.

The site of the initial infection is usually the oral or genital mucosa, depending on the way in which the person acquires therpes. It is often noted that HSV-1 infects above the waist and HSV-2 infects below the waist, but either version of herpes can infect at either locale, and this reflects the mode of transmission rather than any intrinsic property of the virus. Both types of herpes can also persistently infect macrophages and lymphocytes.”

Original story here.

Genital herpes often appears within 4-5 days after sexual exposure to herpes. Some of the common symptoms include pain, itching, and burning. Other signs may include headaches, muscle pain, and swollen and enlarged lymph nodes.

Cures are unavailable for any type of herpes. Though research for cures has been extensive, there has not been any significant developments among the scientific community for truly killing the virus. Many remedies exist however that provide effective treatment for herpes symptoms. Treatment can vary from natural remedies to prescription treatment, but effective remedies are directly relative to the treatment’s antiviral capabilities. Treatment “cures” away sores by suppressing herpes in the nerve root where it subsides; topical remedies are usually not strong enough to do anything more than penetrate the skin. In other words, the best treatment you can find will come in pill form, and remedies the source of the herpes outbreak – the nerve root.

Until proper cures are developed, remedies are the only source of oral or genital herpes treatment and relief.


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