How to Cure Herpes
Herpes is an infection that is characterized by rashes. The virus never leaves the person’s body, but remains dormant in the nervous system. It can keep appearing repeatedly over the lifetime of the individual. All treatment for Herpes should be combined with good nutrition and hygiene.
Medicine for Relief
There is no cure available for herpes simplex. However, in many cases, the sores start clearing even without treatment. When you treat the virus, you can relieve the symptoms and reduce the period of the outbreak. There are antiviral medicines, such as creams and ointments that can offer relief for itching and burning of sores. An antiviral medicine can also be given in the form of oral pills or an intravenous shot to shorten the period of the outbreak. When the person takes these medicines, it reduces the severity of the outbreak as well as the frequency. It also reduces the spread of the infection or virus to other people.
Homeopathy can be tailored to individual conditions of herpes. Herpes is a chronic infection and traditional medicine can only suppress the infection but not cure it. Homeopathy helps eliminating the virus completely and target the fundamental root of the disease.
- Natrum Muriatricum is a great remedy, especially for rashes on the face, near the nose, the lips and in the anus. Other homeopathic remedies consist of Sepia, which is very useful for herpes found on the lips and in the genitals.
Rhus Toxicodendron is also a great remedy for swelling and itchiness.
- It is advisable to take such homeopathic medicines in the beginning of the eruption orally and not eat or drink anything for the next half hour. A homeopathic physician can work with the individual to conduct the entire course effectively.
Psychotherapy for Emotional Pain
In addition to the physical treatment, there are many psychotherapy techniques, which can help ease the emotional pain related to the infection. If the person thinks that genital herpes is the end of his world, he or she will feel terrible. However, psychotherapists make use of many techniques to change the person’s views on the virus and make them feel better. This amounts to cognitive therapy, as it helps the patient to change his cognitive perception of the infection and will be better able to cope and adjust with the problem. This will improve his social functioning and his well being.
The most important preventive measure is to stay in a long term, exclusive relationship with a partner, who does not have the infection. The risk of getting the infection can also be reduced considerably with the consistent use of latex condoms.
Preventing Genital Herpes
Genital herpes is caused due to exchange of body fluids or through close sexual contact. The first step of prevention would include abstaining from sexual intercourse with several partners. It is also advised that one must be cautious and avoid becoming sexually intimate with strangers. The person might not display any of the symptoms or sores, but could still pass on the infection, as the virus can remain in the dormant condition for a long time.