Is There A Cure For Herpes?

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Regardless of the claims that companies may have, unfortunately, at this time, there is no known cure for HSV, aka herpes. Most people with the condition are tired of suffering with the outbreaks that it causes. There are simple procedures that you do help the healing process of herpes, but there is no definite cure for the disease. In recent years, the biotech industry has grown by leaps and bounds, and there are some vaccines in the works to help prevent herpes in the first place, but nothing has gone into development to help cure patients who already have the virus. However, if you have herpes, there are so many things you can do to help manage your outbreaks so that you live a worry free life. Here are some suggestions to help you do just that.

One of the reasons herpes is so difficult to treat is because only a small percentage of the infected cells show themselves when you outbreak. The rest of the cells lay dormant until you break out again, so you never have all the infected cells appearing at the same time. While you can use creams and other temporary aids to get rid of the pain and itching, you are only masking up the problem by doing that. These medications are not a permanent fix to your herpes, but they can help relieve some of the discomfort you may get from the outbreaks.

When your herpes breaks out and you begin to get blisters all over your infected area, there are some things that you can do to help with the discomfort. Depending on what type of herpes you have, HSV-1 or HSV-2, using even over the counter medications can help ease your pain. It might be the best answer that you can find at the time. Never forget though that your body will always try to fight back against the virus, so maintaining a healthy and nutritious diet might be a key to helping your immune system fight back infection.

The last thing that most people tend to forget when looking at trying to cure their herpes is to keep the virus from spreading elsewhere on your own body. This means keeping the infected area very clean. Taking a warm shower or bath tends to lessen the pain as well. Make sure that you keep the area dry and you avoid wearing tight uncomfortable undergarments as these could prove to a nuisance to you. Remember that there is no cure for herpes yet, but by doing what you can and keeping physical contact away from others until your outbreak is completely healed, you can help stop the spread of herpes and help ease your discomfort with it. It’s best to speak with a medical doctor to find out what treatments will work best for you.

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