What Are the Symptoms Of The Genital Herpes Simplex Virus And Do Home Cures Work?

October 28, 2009 by admin 

Genital Herpes is classed as an STD (sexually transmitted disease) it is caused by either the herpes simplex viruses type 1 (HSV-1) or type 2 (HSV-2). Genital Herpes is usually caused by HSV-2 (type 2).

Genital Herpes is usually spread by direct contact with an infected person. Sexual intercourse or oral sex is usually the most common way of the virus spreading. Genital Herpes usually entails the sufferer experiencing breakouts or episodes, in-between they experience symptom-free periods.

The first outbreak is always the most severe; it usually starts with a tingling, itching, or a burning sensation or pain around the genitals followed by the appearance of painful red spots which, within a day or two, evolve through a phase of clear fluid-filled blisters which rapidly turn whitish-yellow. The blisters burst, leaving painful ulcers that dry, scab over and then heal in approximately 10 days.

Symptoms of recurrent outbreaks are usually limited to genital blisters, sores, and swollen glands. After an outbreak the blisters are usually most painful 24 hours after they appear, the person may also have symptoms much like the flu and aches or pains – especially are felt down the back and the back of the legs.

These symptoms can often be mistaken for jock itch since both conditions are very similar in their initial symptoms. They are both very uncomfortable; they both produce red irritated skin and appear in the thighs, groin or genital area. Genital Herpes is not life threatening but as soon as outbreaks occur treatment should be sought to avoid scarring, pain and some other complications.

Stress plays a major role in outbreaks and their strength. A weakened immune system or a diet too high in acid-forming foods can also be factors. Stress also diminishes the power of the human glandular system, which exerts a tremendous influence on the workings of the immune system.

Can you protect yourself or others? Condoms offer some protection against Genital Herpes by covering the infected area or the mucous membranes which are the likely place of infection. However, be warned condoms do not provide 100 % protection because a lesion may be found which the condom did not cover and such the virus is passed.

Most people think that kissing is a safe activity. Syphilis, Herpes and other infections can all be contracted through harmless simple acts such as kissing so you need to be careful.

Infected people should take precaution when in contact with uninfected persons during sexual activity. Vigilance is the best companion for herpes.

Home Cures – Do they work???

The problem with most medications is that they concentrate on the symptoms rather than attack the root cause of the herpes, the real secret is attacking the root causes. Supporting your immune system should always be your first goal. A weakened immune system is more prone to outbreaks. There are special diet foods that you can eat to help boost your immune system.

Herpes Outbreaks usually occur when the immune system is weak or at a low point, allowing the virus to cause an outbreak. The most important thing to do is to focus on improving your immune health and keeping your body resilient so that this virus doesn’t have a chance to outbreak.

Nutritionally things that you can do to fortify your immune system are to eat more nutritious foods like more vegetables, more proteins, more healthy fatty acids, more raw foods, more nut seeds and foods like avocados.

Other things that you can do are reducing your intake of sugars, improving your sleep patterns, improving your exercise patterns. There are a couple of foods that actually promote herpes growth that you want to eliminate on the onset of an outbreak; these are chocolates and nuts in particular. Also fortify your lysine content with a supplement from your local health shop

So in essence to control the outbreaks is to boost your immune system to fight the causes not the problems.

New remedies have the ability to cure the outbreaks of genital herpes in male and female sufferers within six months they use a combination of foods and remedies these are showing great results in tests, but at the moment thou these do not destroy the virus they work on the principle that the symptoms or outbreaks do not return. Your first point of call should always be your immune system.


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