Oral Herpes Treatment

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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13 Sep What You Can Do About A Herpes Cold Sore

herpes virus cold soreA herpes cold sore, often called a fever blister, is a lesion or bump in or around the mouth caused by the herpes simplex virus. While typically a result of a herpes simplex type 1 infection, these lesions can also be caused by HSV 2 (genital herpes). A fever blister is not usually a sexually transmitted disease, but can be transmitted to the mouth through oral-to-genital contact with an infected person.

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02 Jul Best Cold Sore Treatment

best cold sore treatmentThe best cold sore treatment not only helps to accelerate the healing of an HSV 1 blister, it suppresses the virus to prevent future outbreaks. While most people know that oral herpes causes cold sores on the lips, many are unaware that lesions can also occur on the throat, tongue, roof of the mouth, cheeks and gums. But blisters and bumps are not the only indications of oral herpes — some individuals experience fever, muscle aches and other symptoms during an outbreak.

HSV 1 is not as rare as one might think…the truth of the matter is that between 50 and 80 percent of Americans have oral herpes and many are able to control their herpes outbreaks using all-natural herpes treatments. A number of antiviral ingredients are found in nature that are extremely effective and have no side-effects. …Read More»

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26 Apr Oral Herpes Treatment: Video

oral herpes treatmentWhile there are currently no herpes cures, infected individuals may find relief from oral and genital herpes remedies. Both HSV 1 (oral herpes) and HSV 2 (genital herpes) are transmitted to the mouth or genitals through skin-to-skin contact. And while both result in pain and lesions, genital herpes is considered a sexually transmitted disease while facial herpes is not.

You can determine if you are infected with herpes labialis or genital herpes by testing a lesion or getting a laboratory blood analysis. Even without herpes labialis or genital herpes cures, you can still manage facial and genital herpes by using natural antiviral remedies.

In the video below, Dr. Sabrina Kendrick, M.D. discusses herpes treatment, herpes transmission as well as STD testing. …Read More»

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