Herpes Simplex, Controlling and Discussion about A Cure
Herpes is the given name of an assemblage of viruses. The herpes virus leads to very excruciating sores and blisters. One variation of the herpes virus is HSV or herpes simplex virus. It causes two things:
- Cold sores around the mouth
- Genital herpes, which are sores around the sexual organs
Herpes isn’t discriminatory as it affects both men and women. Another kind of herpes is herpes zoster, which can cause both shingles and chickenpox.
If You Think You Have Herpes
If you think that you might have herpes you should be sure to go to the doctor ASAP. When you have sores present it’s much easier to get diagnosed as they’re able to take a culture of the sore and the blood tests aren’t quite as accurate. Also the sooner that you’re able to get to the doctor to be diagnosed the sooner that you can start your treatment and that well lead to less pain that you’re going to have with the infection.
What about a Cure
So you found out that you had herpes and you’re wondering if there is a cure. Unfortunately there is no cure for herpes at this time. With that in mind though there are some medications that can help. One such medication is called Acyclovir. This medication is something that can speed up the healing as well as lessen the pain that most people get from herpes.
The Acyclovir pills are able to treat both recurrent and primary herpes infections. It can also lessen and in some cases even stop herpes recurrent outbreaks. This medication is one that also comes in a cream that you’re able to put on the sores during the primary infection or during the recurrent infections.
Pain Soothing Tips
Although there is no cure there are ways to help soothe the pain of the infections until they go down. The following are some tips to do so:
- Take acetaminophen or aspirin, also can take an ibuprofen
- Put cool or lukewarm at most on the sore areas
- Take lukewarm baths
- Keep t the area clean and dry always
- Wear cotton underwear
- Wear loose fitting clothes
The one piece of advice for the woman that’s in the tub is if you’re having problems and pain urinating then you need to consider urinating in the tub at the end of your bath before you get out so it can lessen your pain. This happens through the water diluting the urine as it’s coming out.
Avoiding Herpes Spread To Others and Other Parts of Your Body
Genital herpes is something that spreads very easily. Through contact with an infected person the virus is able to enter into the body through breaks in the skin of the:
- Urinary tract opening
The herpes virus will spread most easily when there are blisters or sores that are able to be seen on the infected person. It’s able to spread at any one time even if the person that has herpes isn’t currently showing any symptoms of an outbreak.
Genital herpes will spread from one person to another most often through sexual intercourse, this even includes oral sex. Herpes is also able to be spread from one place on the body to another place on the body. For example, if you touch your genitals with your fingers and then put your finger to your eye or another part of the body you’ll spread the virus.
Due to the fact that there is no cure it’s especially important that you take extreme precautions when you’re having intercourse to not spread it to someone else and to make sure if you touch your sores that you immediately wash with soap and water.