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Herpes: Most Effective Treatments

Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014 01:20 AM

Herpes simplex is a disease that is caused by the simplex virus. Herpes caused by the simplex virus can be oral herpes or genital herpes. Whatever is the nature of infection caused by the herpes simplex virus, you need to note that treatment options are available to remedy common symptoms such as blisters and itching. However, the treatment methods, including antibiotics, do not cure the underlying disease and condition caused by the herpes simplex virus. Herpes treatments can actually remedy the symptoms and reduce the severity of herpes disease while preventing cross-infection and reinfection caused by the herpes simplex virus.

Treatments for Genital Herpes Caused by Simplex Virus

The mode and duration of treatment for genital herpes depends on the severity of infection caused by herpes simplex virus and the age of the patient. The treatment remedy for genital herpes in newborns and infants differs from those prescribed for adults.

Also, genital herpes treatment depends on the frequency of recurrence of infection due to simplex virus and the severity of the symptoms requiring remedy. Aciclovir is commonly prescribed as a treatment remedy to patients looking for a cure for genital herpes. This treatment helps remedy symptoms of genital herpes since acyclovir binds with the DNA of simplex virus and prevents it from multiplying. As you may note, this type of antibiotic treatment for genital herpes only prevents further spreading and reinfection while it does not provide a cure for genital herpes itself.
 
There are different types of genital herpes treatments based on the severity of simplex virus infection.

Initial genital herpes treatment: In the case of single onset of symptoms of genital herpes such as blisters and sores, antibiotics such as aciclovir (Zovirax), valaciclovir (Valtrex), and famciclovir (Famvir) may be prescribed for up to five days to remedy symptoms of simplex virus infection.

Intermittent genital herpes treatment: When genital herpes infection due to simplex virus repeats again after treatment, your doctor may suggest you to continue with the antiviral medication to cure symptoms and prevent recurrence of infection, and to be in a safety zone.

Recurring genital herpes treatment: When the symptoms of genital herpes do not vanish after treatment for five days or when the infection due to simplex virus is recurrent (more than six times a year), antiviral medication is taken daily. This treatment is a remedy to prevent outbreaks and is successful in 70 to 80 percent of cases as it suppresses the simplex virus completely.

It is interesting to note that honey can help remedy symptoms of genital herpes according to a research study published in the Journal of Drugs. Vaccines are also being developed for preventing simplex virus from spreading and causing genital herpes. Though there is no permanent cure for genital herpes, antiviral treatment helps remedy symptoms of genital herpes, reduce the severity of the simplex virus infection, prevent recurrent infection, and prevent transmission to others.

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Did you know that 1 in 6 Americans has genital herpes? Antiviral antibiotic treatments offer good remedy to genital herpes. There is no complete cure to date to eradicate simplex virus. However, antiviral treatments are very effective in reducing the severity of genital herpes.
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