The first time I have consulted a doctor with my lips all covered with blisters and vesicles the only thing I had on my mind was “what is herpes and how to get rid of herpes?” I immediately asked to the doctor if there was a definitive cure for it and this is what he answered to me: “Unfortunately dear, there is not a definitive cure for the herpes virus, because it infects nerve cells and hides in them. This means that no over-the-counter treatment can effectively remove it. You have to live with it.” However, not everyone will tell you that a lot of viruses, even the dangerous ones, when they cannot be remove from your body can be still put in a stage where they are completely harmless to the person.
If you want to know how to cure your herpes and not dealing with constant outbreaks, you need to understand first what is herpes, what causes it, its symptoms and which of herpes exist. The infection from herpes presents with fluid-filled blister or vesicles on the skin. It is caused by the herpes simplex virus and it is a highly contagious infection and in some cases even a painful one. The virus can be transmitted through direct or indirect contact and in the majority of the cases it is transmitted through sexual activities, kisses or touching someone infected. But, it is also possible to get infected through toothbrushes, towels, glasses, napkins, lipsticks, cutlery or any object that may have been in contact previously with an infected person.
There are three different types of herpes:
Herpes labialis – this type is caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 and causes the formation of fluid-filled blisters or vesicles on the lips and in the area of the mouth. In some cases it is possible that they will spread on the nose, nares or around the lips. The blisters cause itch, pain and a strong discomfort on the area infected.
Genital herpes – genital herpes is caused from an infection of the herpes simplex virus type 2 and affects area such as genitals, glutes, anus and in some cases (for example after oral sex) mouth and lips. The symptoms are the same as for herpes labialis: small fluid-filled blisters which cause itch and pain on the area infected. Sometimes it is also possible to experience headaches, fever or painful urination.
Herpes zoster – commonly known as shingles, it is caused by the varicella zoster virus (VZV), which is the virus that also causes chickenpox (varicella). Even if they share the same name, this kind of herpes is not caused by any type of herpes simplex virus. Herpes Zoster causes the formation of a great number of small blisters in a small area, usually the chest or the back but it can also occur on the neck and the hips. The skin rash often comes with fever, headaches and local pain.
The herpes virus tends to manifest during period of intense stress or when our immune system is weaker. When you get infected it is very important not to touch the infected area, until the blisters start forming a crust. Also, be very careful when you interact with people before that because the infection is going to be very contagious. When the crust are fully formed the the risk of transmission will be much lower.
Herpes Can Be Easily Cured at Home and Without Any Painful Treatment.
If You Want to Know How to Kill Herpes