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12 Sep Are Cold Sores Contagious?

are cold sores contagious?

Considering that more than half of the US population is infected with facial herpes, it is no wonder people everywhere are asking themselves, “Are cold sores contagious?” The answer to this question is simple; all herpes lesions are extremely contagious and can easily be spread to a sexual partner’s genitals or face. (It is even possible to have a herpes lesion on the eye.)

While normally referred to as cold sores, herpes simplex virus type 1 can also be caused by herpes simplex type-2 — but while genital herpes is considered a sexually transmitted disease, facial herpes (herpes labialis) is not.
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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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13 Jul You Can Control Herpes

control herpesOnce someone has contracted oral or genital herpes, herpes stays with him or her for life. Following the initial outbreak, herpes 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 herpes 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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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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22 Jun Herpes Facts


FactsBecause of the large amount of conflicting information online, it is no wonder that many people are unable to distinguish herpes facts from fiction. The most common misconception is that oral herpes is always caused by HSV 1 and genital herpes can only appear from an HSV 2 infection — this is completely incorrect. While not as common, HSV 1 can cause genital blisters and HSV 2 can cause fever blisters.

Herpes myths also surround herpes treatments and herpes treatment cures — there is no way to eliminate HSV, but there are ways to decrease the likelihood of developing future outbreaks. NOTE: Even if an outbreak is not present, there is a chance of spreading the virus to sexual partners. Physical and physiological stress are both recognized outbreak triggers — taking a natural herpes treatment can help calm the body and boost the immune system to decrease recurrent herpes lesions. …Read More»

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30 May Best Herpes Treatment

best herpes treatmentThe 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 are embarrassed and ashamed about their condition and avoid seeking medical treatment or getting proper oral or genital herpes remedies. Genital herpes, typically caused by HSV 2, is thought of as being more negative 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 remedies can often help to speed up healing time in addition to inhibiting recurrent herpes. Some natural remedies can even prevent outbreaks from occurring altogether! …Read More»

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16 May Herpes Treatment Over the Counter: Video

herpes treatment over the counter

Because there are currently no cures for facial or genital herpes, men and women with herpes must try and find relief using either over the counter (OTC) herpes remedies or a herpes drug treatment through a doctor’s prescription. Facial herpes, usually caused by an HSV 1 infection (though it can be caused by genital herpes), can be very uncomfortable and embarrassing — and without remedies a fever blister may take up to 2 weeks for the healing process to complete. Be sure to avoid contact with others if you are suffering with a herpes labialis or genital herpes outbreak as they are very contagious at this point. OTC herpes remedies are available to help prevent herpes outbreaks and speed healing time.

In the video below, Dr. Stephen H. Mandy, Dermatologist discusses herpes remedies while explaining that there is no cure for herpes labialis or genital herpes.

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11 May Can Herpes be Cured?

can herpes be curedMany people wonder, “Can herpes be cured?” and while this will likely be possible in the future, herpes cures have not yet been developed. Once people contracts the herpes virus, whether it be HSV 1, HSV 2, shingles or another form of herpes, it is with them for life. There are recurrent herpes remedies that suppress outbreaks and other solutions to promote fast healing of lesions — but none of these are actual herpes cures.

The herpes virus family contains several different members, each of which is responsible for unwanted symptoms. Conditions such as chickenpox, genital lesions, fever blisters and shingles are all caused by different forms of herpes. …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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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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