If you are currently suffering from a genital herpes infection, you are not alone.
One out of five adults in the United States currently suffer from this disease. However, you really don’t have to be embarrassed or worried that your life will change for the worst. It’s all about making the right adjustments and getting treatment at the right time.
Recent developments in research show some real promise for a true cure for herpes and the ultimate removal of the virus from the body.
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There is not cure yet but treatments are becoming very effective.
There is no cure for genital herpes. But you can manage this and live a normal life with very little inconvenience, discomfort or embarrassment! Living with herpes needs some adjustments to how you live your life but it doesn’t mean that you have to end many of the things that you enjoy right now.
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Do you have an outbreak? Are you trying to get rid of your blisters?
You can opt for an effective topical solution to attack your symptoms or you can get some antiviral medications. Whatever you choose to do, read everything carefully and do something! The sooner you do something about your symptoms, the faster your body will recover and you will feel better sooner. You have several options for treating your symptoms:
1) Antiviral medication – Normally prescribed by doctors to help your body fight off the virus, antivirals are an effective way to fight off symptoms.
Get More Information: Herpes Treatments: Pushing Back the Virus Via Antiviral Medications
2) Topical Solutions – If you’re looking for something more straightforward, these treatments are applied directly to symptoms where they attack the virus that are hiding in your skin.
Find out more: Topical Treatments: Destroying the Virus At The Source?
3) Lifestyle changes – the key to keep symptoms away is to keep your body strong. Some people have developed effective strategies to make sure that they don’t get anymore outbreaks. They do this by sticking to healthy habits to help boost their immune system. A strong immune system stops outbreaks by keeping the herpes simplex virus at bay.
Read more: Stop Herpes Outbreaks By Changing the Way You Live.
Meredith is a nice lady that shared this story with us in the comments section. We moved it as a post since it was so good.
I am pretty sure that I will be living with herpes pretty much until the day I will die.
And no, this is not something because I am depressed or anything. It’s just that it’s true, this is the reality that I am living. I have been looking up different kinds of research about this disease and to be serious, I cannot see anything happening anymore.
That’s okay, though. I have been living with this thing for a couple of years now and I have gotten used to it. The medication that I have been taking is pretty good. It does keep these crazy ass sores in check and it stops me from spreading this thing to other people that I make out with. However, it does get annoying, though.
It doesn’t cost me a lot. Healthcare takes care of it. I just don’t enjoy the inconvenience of having to cope with this kind of recurring problems. Of course, I accept that life could be worse. I could be living with cancer, for example. That would be exponentially worse, I think.
My Life Goes On Despite Herpes
So what do I do now? Nothing much, just work. Day in and day out. Punching that time card. I go out with my friends, still. Having herpes has not made me a pariah. They are my friends after all and I am not going to be doing anything funny with them that could give them this disease.
Love life? Yes, it’s still there. I just don’t see it progressing further. I don’t blame the disease. I blame myself. Lately I have been digging in pretty deep at work and it is really sucking up a lot of my time.
Overall, I think herpes is a disease I can deal with. It’s not going to kill me, although I have read that it could promote Alzheimer’s. That would suck for my family and friends, but not for me really. I mean, I’m hardly going to be aware of what’s going on, so I seriously doubt that I would be anxious about having it.
I Work Hard
My career continues to bloom. That’s great, because that’s the only thing I have going for me. Well, I’m still young. Things could still improve. You never know, someone might really give this a shot and finally cure me of this stupid virus.
To be honest, I can’t blame medical researchers. There are far more important things to worry about in the world and this minor inconvenience is really not much of a priority especially if there are workarounds that do work. Antivirals really do the job if you take them when your doctor and your body tells you to.
What’s the lesson here? Practice safe sex but please, if you didn’t, don’t go all crazy just because you picked up an STD. Yes, it’s embarrassing at first but trust me, you have a lot more years of good life ahead of you to be going crazy about some sores on your mouth once in a while.
Just keep yourself healthy and those stupid sores will stay away.
Have fun. Life is great. The world is great.
One of the most recommended options to treat herpes by the healthcare community to work against the herpes simplex virus are called antiviral drugs. These are agents called nucleoside and nucleotide analgoues and these work by stopping the virus from replicating.
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These antiviral agents include: Acyclovir, better known as Zovirax, Valacyclovir or Valtrex, and Famciclovir, known commercially as Famvir.
These drugs can be bought in pill form and have been formulated especially to fight the genital herpes virus. These work by greatly reducing the strength of herpes outbreaks and helps you heal from outbreaks much faster. It cuts down the days when you are contagious and days when you have some of the common herpes symptoms.
Sounds great? But when should you take these drugs?
Antivirals are best taken at the initial onset of symptoms. It’s when you first start to feel the tingling sensation. Take your medicine when you first start to feel, and take it over the next week and you can get rid of the outbreak much faster. For some people who have plenty of outbreaks, they take antivirals everyday to reduce the frequency these nasty things from happening to them.
Antiviral agents stop viruses from replicating by stopping DNA synthesis which they need to reproduce. This keeps the virus inactive in your body.
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