Herpes Simplex Virus is a common STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease). Like mentioned in one of my articles, herpes has two types, which are HSV1 and HSV2. The symptoms of HSV1 usually appear around the face or mouth while HSV2 appears on the genital area. Nevertheless, both types can be passed on to someone else to the facial or genital areas. This virus is often spread through sores. Usually, the experience is itching and tingling before a person notice anything on the skin.
Spreading Herpes Virus
Herpes can be transmitted in a lot of ways. It can be transmitted by kissing, touching, and caressing the infected parts. When kissing a person, the herpes virus can be transferred, resulting the person you have kissed develop herpes on the kissed area. In additional, herpes virus can be transmitted through sexual contact with the infected areas whether vaginal, oral, and anal sex. HSV1 and HSV2 can be transmitted to skin contact as well.
Herpes is usually transmitted to partners via vaginal or anal intercourse where one of them has genital herpes. If you have cold sores and put your mouth on the genital areas of your partner for oral intercourse, then your partner will become infected with herpes virus on their genital areas. This gives us the conclusion to avoid oral intercourse when your partner carries herpes on his or her facial areas. Doctors or health care providers would usually advise those who have been diagnosed with herpes to consider themselves as infectious not until the last ulcer is treated.
In some cases, one of the partners may have signs of herpes in spite of being in a long-term relationship. This is usually attributed to one or both partners carrying herpes without knowing. Herpes virus can also be transmitted from mother to baby during pregnancy or birth. On the other hand, the chance of transmitting herpes to the baby is very small because the antibodies of the mother will protect the baby in the womb.
Cure for Herpes
There are a lot of treatments for herpes. Many prescription drugs speed up the healing of the lesions. Also, the prescription drugs help to lessen the frequency and severity of the recurrences. The prescription drugs can be taken every day like health supplements when outbreaks happen. Some of the prescription drugs are expensive in some countries and usually have side effects that why many people are resorting to ways on how to treat herpes naturally.
In general, lifestyle changes and healthy diet can help deal with herpes by reinforcing the immune system to fight the virus. Your diet should have rich in quality lysine, low in arginine, rich in vitamins (chelated zinc, vitamin C, and bioflavonoid). Always have a good rest, consume fresh fruits and vegetables, and exercise regularly to strengthen the immune system.