If you watch television you have probably seen at least one commercial for prescription drugs designated for the control of herpes. What you may not know is what causes herpes or what happens if you contract it. You may not even have a clear idea of how it is spread or that not all examples [...]
Herpes a form of viral infection caused by the herpes simplex virus or HSV. There are two subtypes of the herpes virus named HSV-1 (herpes simplex virus-1) or HSV-2 (herpes simple virus-2). HSV-1 is responsible for blisters and cold sores occurring in or on the mouth while HSV-2 is associated with the genital infections or [...]
Deciding on a treatment method for herpes usually depends on what type a person has. It also depends on if the infection has occurred for the first time or if it’s recurring.
The preliminary infection
In most cases, the preliminary occurrence of herpes or the primary infection develops only after a person has been exposed to HSV [...]
Genital herpes treatment with antiviral drugs is quite common and it is indeed helpful for people who have frequent outbreaks. These antiviral drugs are effective and can decrease the duration and severity of flare up symptoms. However, keep in mind that this “drug therapy” only soothes the outbreak of herpes and that the symptoms [...]