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Elixir Skin Food Article - Herpes Simplex

Elixir Skin Food - Natural Pain Relief Tips and Suggestions For Genital Herpes

1. Liquid Skin Food for the relieving genitial herpes blisters. Safe soothing antibacterial spray for itch and soothing pain relief that will make life more comfortable.

Liquid Skin Spray is wonderful and soothing, it is an antibacterial spray made up of MSM (Methyl Sulfonyl Methane). This is a great relief to active outbreaks and is safe to spray anywhere on the body and on and around the genital area.

2. Himalayan rock salt dissolved in warm filtered water, stand in the shower or bath and splash around the infected area. Dry gently with a towel, that you keep for yourself only.

3.Wear loose fitting clothes if possible, not tight jeans. Keep yourself as healthy as possible by eating a balanced diet and consider a herbal colon cleanse a couple of times a year to clear the toxin out of your body and digestive system, colon cleansing will also help boost your immune system.

What Is Herpes Simplex Virus?

Herpes simplex is a common viral infection. that comes in two flavours, Type 1 and Type 2 otherwise names HSV1 and HSV2. If you suffer from ongoing cold sores around your mouth you are more likely to have the Type 1. Type 2 is genital herpes. Having said that, you can actually have both types. Which ever you have the out break of blisters can be very painful, uncomfortable and make you feel un-well and miserable. The symptoms experienced before an outbreak of genital herpes can last for a week and once the blisters appear it can take up to 3 weeks before they disappear and life can go back to being more comfortable.

Herpes simplex Type 1 - how we humans spread it around

Herpes simplex is a virus and gets passed on by way of skin or mucous membrane, which are moist linings of the mouth, nose, throat and genitals. Direct contact with the saliva of an infected person is all it takes to pass the virus on. If you are a carrier you can pass on the virus through your saliva and not have a blister outbreak yourself. The virus can cause eye infections, or outbreaks on the hands and sometimes the brain, especially if your immune system is low.

What are the signs and symptoms of Herpes Simplex

The most common symptom of herpes simplex the type 1 virus, or HSV1 and these are outbreaks of cold sores. They erupt as ulcers on the skin or mucous membranes of the nose, mouth, throat and genitals. Once you have been infected with the herpes virus and following the first outbreak of infection, the virus takes up residence in your nerve cells where it sleeps in the brain or spinal cord, and stays there for life.

If the virus becomes active again cold sores break out in clear blisters on a red base in the area of the face or lips. Once the blisters have a crust they heal up within a few days. The herpes simplex virus can become active, triggered by sunlight, emotional stress, hormone changes or a viral infection these all lower the immune system. Before the blisters appear itching or a tingling sensation can be felt at the location of the outbreak.

How is herpes simplex diagnosed

The herpes simplex virus has to be active to get confident diagnoses. A doctor gently scrapes the base of the cold sore to gather cells, which are then examined under a microscope.

What is the incubation period?

This is the time from first infection to the symptoms appearing and can take between 2 and 12 days.

How long is the infectious period?

This is the time when you are infected and can pass on the virus to others. When the blister is moist and active. People who have a history of cold sores can pass on the virus through their saliva without having an outbreak themselves.

Herpes Simplex - Is there a cure - What is the treatment?

There is no cure all you can do is help soothe the symptoms as best possible with topical creams that are offered through chemists or pharmacies. If you suffer very badly with mouth ulcers, anti-viral therapy is available but you need a prescription from your doctor.

How can herpes be prevented from passing on?

If you have young children that have outbreaks of cold sores and are at child-care pre-school or school and the cold sore is obviously active keep them at home. Young children are unable to keep up with good hygiene and can easily pass on the virus.

  • 1. Cover the cold sore with a dressing if that is practical
  • 2. Always wash your hands after touching any area that is infected.
  • 3. Never ever kiss anyone if you have an outbreak of herpes blisters.
  • 4. Never have oral sex if cold sores are present.
  • 5. Never share drink containers.
  • 6. Always burn tissues.

Herpes Simplex - Genital Herpes Type 2

Genital herpes is an infection of the skin and mucous membranes in the genital and surrounding areas and can develop around the buttocks anus, and inside of the thighs. This can be the result of herpes simplex type 1 or Type 2 viruses. It is interesting that both Type 1 and Type 2 herpes simplex can cause outbreaks in the mouth or the genital area. Typically people who are under 25 years of age tends to have herpes simplex Type 1 virus and people over 25 are likely to have herpes simplex type 2 virus.

Genital herpes - how the virus is spread

The Herpes simplex virus can be spread to others by contact if the blisters are active. But saying that if you are a carrier you can pass or shed the genital herpes virus from the genital area and infect others even without a blister being present. Oral sex is also a potential source for passing the virus on from mouth to genitals during oral sex.

Genital Herpes - signs and symptoms

Did you know you can be infected with the herpes virus and not even be aware you are because you have no symptoms. The medical name is subclinical infection.

The symptoms, of an out-break of genital herpes starts with tingling and itching in the area of the outbreak this can continue for up to a week. You can feel tired and your muscles can ache all over not unlike flu symptoms. These symptoms are normally worse in the first infectious outbreak, but milder symptoms may be experienced with every occurrence. For example: feeling un-well, a fever, headaches and back and legs pain is not uncommon

When the blisters erupt, they are small and painful and then break open into surface sores that look like ulcers. The sores usually heal after 1 to 3 weeks. The first out-break it can be very severe with lots of painful blisters.

Genital Herpes - recurrent outbreaks

Unfortunately the herpes virus remains in the body for life. Recurrent outbreaks can occur, which are normally shorter and not as painful as the first attack. There are several triggers for genital herpes, including:

  • 1. Physical or emotional stress
  • 2. Over exposure to sunlight
  • 3. A viral infection
  • 4. Hormonal changes
  • 5. Menstruation

Recurrent outbreaks

Recurrent outbreaks of genital blisters may become less frequent as time goes on, but saying that they can also become more frequent. Recurrent attacks of genital herpes result from reactivation of the virus, which is already in the body. You cannot be re-infected once you have the virus.

Diagnosis of genital herpes

The diagnosis is the same for genital herpes Type 2 as for Type 1. A sample from the infected area during an active outbreak. Once you have had the test it can be confirmed as to whether you have the strain type 1 or type 2 or both.

Genital Herpes - Incubation period

The time from being infected and the occurrence of symptoms is 2 to 12 days.

Infectious period

This is the time when you are infectious and can pass on the virus to others. When the blister is moist and active. Carriers can pass on the virus without having an active outbreak of blisters themselves.

Treatment for type 2 Herpes Simplex

Anti-viral therapy is an option if outbreaks of blisters are recurrent. Anti-viral therapy can help by decreasing the severity of the initial genital herpes outbreak and lower the severity of recurrences. There is a prescription medication you can take when you feel the symptoms coming on. You take for a week to suppress the the outbreak. There is also medication that can be taken continuously that reduces recurrences. However, as with all medication there are side effects, so check these out before you commit to taking them.

Preventing Genital Herpes

Always a good idea not to have sex or oral sex of any description if you have an active outbreak. Remember a carrier with no symptoms of genital herpes can infect you. Reduce the spread of herpes simplex by using condoms. Herpes simplex is not a pleasant experience, but unfortunately once you have it it is not going away. All you can do it deal with the symptoms and stay as positive as you can when you get an outbreak.

Effective Pain Relief For Herpes

Although there is no cure for the herpes virus you can get natural relief from the outbreaks. Elixir Lavender Bud Spray or the Liquid Skin Spray. These two products contain natural anti-bacterial and antibiotic properties that will really seriously help with soothing blisters where ever they may erupt. Safe to you anywhere on the body. The liquid skin spray can even be sprayed into the mouth area and will help relieve the pain of mouth ulcers.

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