Herpes - Deadly Ailment

By: Tony Robbins

Herpes is a serious disease that has symptoms of inflammation of the skin and mucous membranes. It is caused by a virus of herpes. This virus may cause oral herpes that is manifested by sores and fever blisters and genital herpes manifested by sores in genital area of the body. There are two types of the virus of herpes the first one is called Herpes Simplex Type One and another is called Herpes Simplex Type Two or HSV-1 and HSV-2 relatively. Both viruses can be easily found in the blood test and studied under the microscope. The disease affects genital area or moth depending on the type of the virus. HSV-1 is responsible for oral blisters or any other blisters that develop above the waist and HSV-2 is responsible for blisters below the waist, usually in the genital area. The worst thing about this viral disease is that the immune system of the person affected with herpes weakens seriously so he becomes vulnerable to other diseases and ailments.

Symptoms

The symptoms of Herpes will become noticeable within 2-20 days after an individual was affected by the virus. Usually sores and lesions develop in different parts of the body, though symptoms may vary depending on the immune system of the individual. Getting into the skin, the virus begins multiplying and starts affecting new and new areas of the skin. Reddening of the skin and development of the bump is usually the first symptom of herpes. There are other common symptoms that usually appear, such as: fever, swollen glands, head ache and muscle ache. If a virus affects the urethra, a burning sensation may be felt.


Treatment

There are special vaccines that may prevent herpes, but they are effective if done in the age of 3-5 years. Besides, vaccination is effective in the case of being affected by herpes for the first time. If a person had herpes before, vaccination becomes senseless. There are no medications that may cure this disease once and for all; there are certain drugs that reduce the duration and frequency of the outbreaks of this disease. It is important to maintain the affected part of the skin clean, as it helps our immune system to overcome the virus and activate natural healing process. A patient should try and keep the infected part clean as it improves with the natural healing process. Regular warm shower helps natural curing as well.

Maintaining a good physical form and proper balanced nutrition also helps to get rid of herpes by means of strengthening of the immune system. Antiviral and immunotherapy are also necessary to treat herpes effectively. The main goal of the antiviral therapy is the usage of the drugs that can distinguish between normal healthy cells and cells affected with the virus. The drug should destroy affected cells without any damage to the organism. Antiviral agents are lethal for the viruses staying non-toxic for the body in the whole. Newly developed concept in healing herpes is immunotherapy; it deals with improving the immune system of the body thus helping us to defeat the virus. Some chemical elements can stimulate the white blood cells, thus improving the immune system. One of such substances is Amino Acid Lysine; it is proven to help in treating of the herpes.

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