Genital Herpes Treatment

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.”

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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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23 Jul Herpes HSV 2 Symptoms

herpes hsv 2 symptomsGenital herpes is an STD that infects around 16% of individuals 14-49 years of age and results in blisters on or around the genital region. While genital herpes is normally a result of herpes simplex type 2, it can also be caused by an infection from facial herpes simplex (type 1).Even though both sexes can get herpes, it is more common in females than males. There are also additional feminine signs of genital herpes including cervicitis and vaginal discharge. While there are currently no herpes cures, there are a number of herpes remedies to manage unpleasant symptoms and suppress outbreaks.
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19 Jul What is HSV 2 Virus?

hsv 2 virusThe herpes simplex virus type 2, otherwise known as the genital herpes, is a sexually transmitted disease that typically causes lesions around the genital region. The disease can be transmitted to others even during times when no outbreak is present — this is one of the reasons so many people are currently infected. Though there is no herpes cure, herpes positive individuals have many oral and genital herpes remedies they can choose from including prescription medications, topical remedies for herpes as well as herbal supplements. But while there numerous alternatives, not all products are equally as effective or safe. Topical “cures” can damage the integrity of the skin and only heal current outbreaks while drugs often lead to a number of side-effects. Natural herpes remedies are typically the most effective and safest alternative to suppress and heal unwanted outbreaks. …Read More»

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10 Jul Treatment for Herpes Simplex 2

treatment for herpes simplex 2Obtaining 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 herpes 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»

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22 Jun HSV 2 Treatment

HealWhen trying to control  herpes, herbal herpes remedies can be used to deal with zoster (shingles), facial, and genital herpes as well. And while a stigma surrounds genital herpes, 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. Herpes simplex type 1 (primarily facial 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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18 Jun HSV 2 Transmission


hsv 2 transmissionAnother large sum HSV 2 transmission lawsuit has been filed — this time in DuPage County, Illinois. An unnamed woman is seeking over $200,000 in damages and future herpes treatment costs from her ex-boyfriend, also from DuPage. The woman is claiming that her boyfriend, who was married during the time of the incident, knowingly infected her with genital herpes and neglected to inform her of his condition. According to court documents, the woman claims that her former boyfriend told her that he was clean, had no STDs, and was committed to a monogamous relationship with her.

This case is quite similar to a recent herpes news article in which an Ohio woman was granted $900,000 from the man who had given her genital herpes. Since no convenient cures for oral or genital herpes exist, lawsuits can often rake in a lot of cash. People who become infected with the herpes virus can sue not just for the price of treatment, but for physical, mental, and social damage caused by the condition …Read More»

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25 May Signs of Genital Herpes in Women

signs of herpes in womenWhile the general signs of genital herpes in males and females are similar, there are some signs of herpes in women that do not affect men. Both sexes typically suffer with pain, itching and blisters, but many women experience the following unique symptoms:

  • Blisters on the vulva and vaginal opening
  • Cervicitis
  • Pain with urination
  • Infection and inflammation of the urethra
  • Vaginal discharge

Occasionally, women who get genital herpes do not experience any herpes symptoms, and they do not seek out herpes remedies. New research suggests that young women who are not aware they are infected with HSV 2 might be inciting the present herpes epidemic. Many women who have not been tested and see no indication that they have herpes and are unknowingly spreading HSV to others. …Read More»

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18 May Genital Herpes Symptoms and Signs

genital herpes symptoms and signsTypically 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 lesions 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»

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07 May Genital Herpes Cure

genital herpes treatment cureWith upwards of 15-20% of Americans suffering from genital herpes, it is no wonder researchers everywhere are tirelessly endeavoring to come up with a genital herpes cure. Once infected, a person carries the herpes simplex virus for life and to must turn to herpes remedies, acute therapy, or suffer with recurrent herpes outbreaks.

A herpes infection causes more than just physical lesions; people with herpes often experience depression, anxiety, headaches, backaches and even flu-like symptoms. And because one is more likely to contract HIV after they have caught genital herpes, finding a genital herpes cure may save a number of lives. …Read More»

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