Herpes Treatment For A More Comfortable Life

.tags There are eight different strains of this virus, the most widely diagnosed is Herpes Simplex (HSV1) causing genital and oral sold sores and the other is Herpes Zoster (HSV2) which is the cause of shingles. It affects men and women and can be passed on to newborn babies. Herpes treatment can be done homeopathically or by taking conventional medication to keep outbreaks at a minimum. There is no cure for the disease.

There are different stages of the disease from primary to latent and shedding. Primary is the first stage after infection. Latent is when symptoms are absent but the disease is spreading from one’s skin to the nerves. Shedding is when the virus begins to multiply and it can spread at this time even though there are no visible symptoms. It is a difficult virus to treat as it can remain dormant in the nerves near the spine.

The symptoms are referred to as outbreaks and when it enters the body it slowly multiplies. During this phase no symptoms are present, it is referred to as the incubation period. The symptoms will appear about 2 weeks or more later and red bumps will show that turn into small blisters. This is the painful stage where the blisters can break and form sores.

Oral herpes can cause pain, burning and tingling around the mouth, tongue or on the lips. A fever can accompany these symptoms and eating can be difficult. The first episode of genital herpes is usually the worst, it can cause pain, swelling and itching in the genital area.

The disease is diagnosed with a blood test. There is not a vaccine or cure for it but you can take antiviral medications to treat the symptoms and prevent future episodes. Complementary therapies have been used for immune system support and they treat the virus as a disturbance in the energy levels.

Ayurveda, the oldest medical science known to mankind, offers herbs and roots for treatment. Self-hypnosis can ease the pain and acupuncture can manage neuralgic pain. Holistic therapists focus on stress-reduction to prevent recurrence, deep-breathing and guided imagery helps as well.

A diagnosis can have emotional effects concerning both the disease and relationships. Counseling and treatment can help to cope with the disease. Approximately 80 million people have been diagnosed with this disease in the United States. One in 5 people have genital herpes in America. The more you know about it the better you will be able to cope with it. Learn how to treat the affected areas keeping blisters dry and clean. Avoid sexual contact while symptoms are present. Avoid tight clothing and wear cotton underwear to allow the body to breath.

Keeping the body in balance will help prevent outbreaks and minimize the length of them when they do occur. Take Vitamin C to strengthen one’s immune system and to aid in tissue repair. A vegetarian diet is best if you can do it, if not include lots of fruits and vegetable in your diet. Avoid spicy foods, alcohol, sugar and do not smoke. Practice being calm and eliminating fear, herpes treatment depends a lot on how you manage your symptoms and take care of yourself.

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