If you are experiencing cold sores and fluid-filled blisters, chances are high that you may have herpes. Herpes is the most common health issue that is affecting millions of lives around the world. It is actually a sexually transmitted virus that is highly contagious. It spreads through direct as well as indirect contacts. Having herpes is one of the worst experiences of any person.
Herpes causes painful cold sores and blisters on the mouth, lips and in genital parts of the body. These blisters can cause mild to severe pain, itching, redness, irritation, and inflammation of the skin. One of the most annoying and painful things about herpes is that it can become active at any time and cause painful herpes outbreaks. It is not always possible that herpes shows symptoms. It lives dormant in your nerve cells without showing any symptoms. Having no herpes symptoms do not mean you are herpes free. Only herpes test can tell you the truth.
This is the bitter truth that no doctor can help you in getting rid of herpes completely. There is no permanent cure for herpes till the date. If you are thinking that there are only a few people affected with herpes and that’s why doctors not taking this matter seriously, let me tell you the truth. In the USA, there are about one out of six people is suffering from herpes whether it is oral or genital herpes. If you hunt on the internet, you will find the truth that millions of people are dealing with the annoying herpes virus. Scientists and doctors have been trying from last few years to find the real or perfect cure for herpes. Herpes is more common than you think.
Herpes not only affects you physically but mentally too. It is common to feel guilty and ashamed when you are diagnosing with herpes. You may feel that your partner cheated you or your sex life is ruined. You may also feel sad or upset. But always keep in mind that you are not alone who are suffering from this nasty virus. Once you have been infected herpes, you may go through different stages. The first one if primary stage. This stage started usually 2-8 days after you are infected but it takes much longer to begin. The virus can cause small and painful blisters. The fluid in the blisters may be cloudy and clear. You may feel hurt to urinate if blisters are present in your genital parts.
The second one is the latent stage. During this stage, there is no symptoms or signs because the virus is traveling from your skin into the nerves near your spine. The last one is shedding stage, where the virus starts multiplying in the nerve endings. There are no symptoms at this stage but the virus can spread during this time. Once the virus enters your body, you cannot get rid of it completely. No miracle and no doctor can help you in this. If you visit the doctor, he will prescribe you the antivirals that only suppress the virus for some time and reduce the pain, itching, and irritation. They cannot cure the virus as well as they can give you serious side effects.
If you have herpes, you can only manage or control the virus with some effective treatment as well as by taking prevention you can stop its spreading. You should avoid having sex if you have any sore. Herpes spreads more quickly when sores are present on your body parts. You need to take prevention at each step to avoid the spreading of the virus to your partner or child. In addition to this, you can also try herbal remedies that are potent safe and effective in controlling and reducing the herpes symptoms. They can safely reduce the severity of pain and the existing herpes outbreaks. They will also prevent future outbreaks.
There are a number of home remedies for herpes treatment such as aloe Vera gel, honey, cornstarch, baking soda, essential oils, apple cider vinegar, licorice root, black coffee, lemon balm and many others. True that herpes is incurable and no one even doctor can help you in this but leaving the condition untreated is not a good option. It is better to control the virus instead of waiting for a miracle and dealing with the herpes outbreaks. Well, scientists are still searching for some effective cure for herpes but by then try to control the virus.