Herpes Treatment: How to Avoid and Treat Herpes Fast?
The Best Herpes Treatment Methods
Nobody wants to get ill. When you think you are suffering from any disease, you will immediately consult a doctor and buy some medicines to cure it. The problem is that you can not medicate a disease which doesn’t seem to exist in your body yet it starts growing without being unnoticed. The worst thing is that it’s too late when you have found out you suffer from a disease which can never be cured at all.
One example of such diseases is herpes. Many people know that there is no treatment for herpes. Once it gets inside our body, it remains there forever. This is also what the mainstream medicine is telling us. Almost all doctors say that herpes can not be treated, yet they prescribe medicines to treat it. We don’t know the reason for this inconsistency, but it is important to know whether or not this claim is true.
But before jump to any conclusion, let us find out first what herpes means, what causes it, and how it is traditionally treated.
What Is Herpes?
Herpes is a disease and infection commonly transmitted through sexual intercourse or through sharing of utensils, toothbrush, and other personal belongings. It causes pain, blisters, sores, and itchiness. There are two types of herpes: HSV-1 and HSV-2.
HSV-1 or herpes simplex virus type 1 causes oral herpes. It means the complications such as sores and blisters can be found on the areas around the mouth. On the other hand, HSV-2 or herpes simplex type 2 causes genital herpes. The complications are similar with those of HSV-1. The only difference is that these complications are found on the genital areas.
Both types of herpes can affect each other. HSV-2 can cause HSV-1 through oral sex, and vice versa. It can also be transmitted by touching both areas such as from mouth to genitals or from genitals to mouth.
When you get infected with herpes, it recurs more often during the first stage. This is where you can experience its severity because the sores are very painful and itchy. They grow and spread quickly. As time goes by, it recurs less frequently, and the complications are not any more as severe as in the first stage.
The recurrence last for about 10 days to 14 days. This means that the sores and blisters may be treated by medicine since day one, but the medicine only treats the infection and not the disease because it stays and recurs in the future.
Symptoms of herpes are difficult to recognize. In fact, some people don’t know whether or not they are already infected with it. Their symptoms are very common and mild. Nonetheless, here are what you will notice:
- Red bumps
When herpes has been transmitted, it takes 2 to 10 days before the above symptoms appear. It starts with pain followed by itchiness. Even if you don’t scratch the itchy area, you will notice some white blisters forming and growing day by day. You can also see some red bumps along with blisters. When the blisters rupture, they become ulcers. This is the most inconvenient stage to endure as these ulcers are really painful and itchy. As you medicate and treat the ulcers, they start to heal and form some slabs.
These symptoms can grow anywhere around our body. But when you see them growing around your mouth or genitals, they are most probably the symptoms of herpes. Even so, they can spread across the body by simply touching or scratching the infected area and then by touching or rubbing your hands on other areas of your body.
Other symptoms include:
- Painful urination
- Vaginal discharge in the case of women
What Causes of Herpes?
Herpes is not an environmental disease which lingers anywhere and infect those who get exposed with it. Instead, this disease is transmitted from one body to another. The virus easily grows in dirty areas of our body such as the anus, genitals, and the mouth.
The transmission depends on which type of herpes is being transmitted. HSV-1 can be transmitted by kissing another person infected with oral herpes. Although the objects being used by a person with herpes may be contagious, there is little probability these objects may infect others unless you use the person’s toothbrush or spoon just without washing it.
Meanwhile, sexual intercourse is the most common cause of genital herpes. This means you may get infected with genital herpes if you have a sexual intercourse with any infected person only. If your partner doesn’t have any herpes, transmission is impossible regardless of hygiene.
Apparently, HSV only survives on the skin. It dies quickly if removed away from our body. If the virus touches any object or any surface other than the skin, it will soon die, so it is less likely to infect others.
Most diseases that do not show some early warning signs and symptoms are usually found through certain diagnostic tests. On the other hand, you wouldn’t think of undergoing any test if you don’t notice any symptoms. In the case of herpes, the symptoms appear a bit late. And when the symptoms appear, there is usually no need for diagnosis as they become clear and evident.
But if you suspect to be suffering from herpes, you can have a DNA test, blood test, or PCR tests. However, these tests are quite expensive except blood tests.
Anyone can be infected with herpes, but women are more prone than men. This means it is less likely to transmit herpes from women to men, and it is more likely to transmit it from men to women. In the case of a pregnant mother, she can infect her baby if the symptoms do not disappear immediately.
Although herpes is considered a sexually transmitted disease, it can infect other people even without sexual intercourse or without using any infected object. This is possible through blood transfusion. Therefore, even patients who need blood transfusion are prone to herpes if the blood donor is infected. Children who are also kissed on their chicks by their infected parents can also suffer from herpes especially HSV-1.
Herpes Treatment Options
When you notice some symptoms, the first thing that will come to your mind is to go to a doctor to diagnose it. When the doctor confirms that you suffer from herpes, you will be given a 10-day medication to ease your condition. This is for the purpose of treating the sores and not actually the herpes itself.
Some common medicines most doctors prescribe are:
“These medicines are not the cure for herpes“. They are only prescribed by doctors to eliminate the sores, and not the virus. As a matter of fact, acyclovir is commonly used to treat chickenpox. Since it can also treat cold sores, this has become of the the most commonly prescribed by doctors to herpes patients.
Why do Doctors prescribe them if they won’t eliminate herpes?
Here are the reasons:
- To reduce the probability of infecting other people
- Minimize the number of recurrences or episodes
- Reduce the effect of the symptoms such as relieving the pain
- Heal the the scarce
- Shorten the period of the symptoms.
The above medicines are usually taken for 10 days even if the symptoms and complications have already disappeared in time. Sometimes, they are already given even if the symptoms have not yet showed.
Are these medicines effective?
There is question that these medicines can improve the condition of herpes patients. However, it seems superfluous to give the above medicines because herpes symptoms usually last also for 10 days. This shows that the symptoms will naturally heal even without the help of these medicines.
Moreover, the medicines are said to eliminate the symptoms in the same period. What then is the significance? Perhaps, the medicines can shorten the period, but herpes symptoms vary in period depending on the patient.
The real question is “Why do herpes patients need to take the medicines if they don’t have any significant effect at all?” It is true that the traditional medicines prescribed by doctors to herpes patients are effective in other diseases, but not actually in herpes.
Can Herpes Be Treated?
Almost all doctors would say that herpes can not be treated, but they continue to prescribe some medicines to cure it. This is ironic. If they believe it can not be cured, there is no need to prescribe anything.
The truth in the mainstream medicine is that herpes can never be cured. Nevertheless, there is nothing to worry about it. Many people are not aware that the cure for herpes can not really be found in the traditional treatment.
There are a lot of natural methods and remedies you can try and follow. The only challenge is which alternative method is really effective. There have also been a lot of testimonials from people who have been healed naturally.
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Note: This Page was last updated on Sunday 20th of August 2017