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Natural Remedies for Herpes?

While herpes is not a life-threatening disease, it is an embarrassing and painful one.  The problem is that there is no cure for herpes, but there are natural remedies for herpes that are available in the market.

What is herpes?  The complete name for the disease is Herpes Simplex and it is a viral disease caused by two Herpes Simplex viruses:  HSV-1 and HSV-2.  HSV-1 is more commonly known as oral blisters, fever, sores and herpes labialis; it is primarily a skin infection and is the most common type of herpes.  About 9 out of 10 people have it but may not be aware that they have it.

Herpes:  Recurrence

It is difficult to predict if someone who has had Herpes Virus 1 can get it again, but there are certain triggers which include: Ultraviolet light or over-exposure to the sun Foods such as chocolate, beer, nuts, seeds Menstruation Stress Fatigue Skin irritations Bad nutrition Fatigue There may be other factors for recurrence but those are some of the more common ones.

Millions of people have a dormant form of HSV-2, and the rate of HSV-2 infection is about 500,000 people annually.  It has been observed that HSV-2 can occur in 6% of people in the 12-19 age bracket, and can occur in 30% of people in the 30-39 age bracket.

A person increases his risk of catching HSV-2 when he has multiple sexual partners.  For monogamous individuals, the risk of catching herpes 2 with a single partner is only 10%.  That increases to 40% when someone is having sexual relations with two to ten partners and to 62% for 11 to 50 sexual partners.  In the case of men, studies show that there is almost a zero probability of risk when they have sex with only one lifetime partner.

Given the side effects of certain medication and given that people can react in many ways to prescribed medicines, more and more people are looking for natural remedies to heal their diseases and ailments.  In the last 20 or so years, natural remedies have become popular because they are safe to take and when taken under the supervision of a medical professional, produce hardly any adverse side effects.  Some people who are diagnosed with either herpes 1 or 2 would prefer to alleviate their herpes symptoms with natural products.

There are many natural remedies for herpes and if you feel that your prescription medication is giving you other problems or is not effective against the kind of herpes you have, you only need to visit your natural supplement store or an online natural products store to try alternative treatments.

One alternative treatment for herpes that people believe produces very good results is a homeopathic cure which is a blend of nine natural ingredients.

Some of the natural ingredients you can look for in a natural herpes remedy are rhus tox (reduces the itching and inflammation typical of blisters and infected skin), apis mellifica (for the relief of burns, pain and swelling); baptista (to reduce mouth sores and ulcers); capsicum (to ease pain) and nitricum acidum (relieves cracking and stops bleeding) and a few other natural ingredients.

Prescription medicine and natural remedies are available for herpes treatment.  No two people with herpes will react the same way to these medicines or natural remedies.  A good way would be to try them and speak to your doctor.

He is the one who has to know what medications you’re taking.  People who decide to go for natural remedies are advised to speak to their doctor first to make sure the natural remedies do not interfere with their current prescription medication.

However, nothing beats the best advice there is:  practice safe sex! HSV-1 infection begins with clusters of red and swollen blisters characterized by burning or itching.   After a few days, the blisters dry up and then the skin flakes and eventually sheds off.

People who are infected need not worry about scars.  The recovery process takes about 10 days to a week, which may be aided by natural herpes remedies like these.

Herpes:  Causes Herpes Simplex Virus HSV-1 or simply Virus 1 is contagious.  It is caused when an infected person comes into contact – sexually (or any physical contact) with another person.

The simple act of kissing a person, sharing the same drinking glass and utensils and even using the towel of an infected person can cause HSV-1. It is strongly recommended that people not share towels or linens with someone who has cold sores or genitalia herpes.   Herpes:  Recurrence

It is difficult to predict if someone who has had Herpes Virus 1 can get it again, but there are certain triggers which include: Ultraviolet light or over-exposure to the sun Foods such as chocolate, beer, nuts, seeds Menstruation Stress Fatigue Skin irritations Bad nutrition Fatigue HSV-2

This type of herpes primarily involves the male and female genitals.  People with HSV-2 may not have any symptoms.

Others will experience a certain sensation in the legs such as numbness and in other lower parts of the body such as the areas surrounding the genitals and anus.  The genital ulcers can be painful.  Urination can also be painful.

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