HSV type 1 can also cause
genital herpes in some cases and vice-versa; this usually occurs due to
transmission via oro-genital contact.
Some of the patients exhibit the symptoms due to the virus while in many
patients the virus (HSV 1 or 2) resides in a latent (resting) state in
the nerves (that supply sensation to the skin) without showing any
indications of its presence.Most of the sufferers have recurring
infections, as the virus has a tendency to show up its disease activity
periodically, especially during phases of stress, lowered immunity or
sometimes without any known reason. There are over four million new
cases of herpes reported every year in the US. Due to carefree sex and
careless contact, as I put it, this infection is bound to touch an
epidemic status one day.
HSV infection is mostly spread by direct skin-to-skin
contact. Transmission may occur directly, or through contact
with infected razors, towels, dishes, and other shared
articles. Sexual contact (including oro-genital contact) is
the most common way to transmit genital HSV infection. The
virus can be shed in saliva and genital secretions of
patients, even if they have no symptoms.
Initial infection may not be noticed by the patient at times
but if the lesions do appear they are usually more severe
and subsequent recurrences tend to be milder. Typically
herpes presents as small blisters (vesicles) filled with
clear yellowish fluid. The blisters may occur on a raised,
red, painful skin area and they may form, break, and ooze.
Yellowish crusts may slough to reveal pink, healing skin
underneath. There may be several smaller blisters that merge
to form a larger blister. Oral herpes presents as skin
lesions that occur around the lips, mouth and gums.
In males, genital herpes usually presents as genital ulcers
which are most frequent on the glans, foreskin and shaft of
the penis. They are generally sore or painful and last for 2
to 3 weeks. The local lymph glands get enlarged and tender.
In women, similar lesions occur on the external genitalia
and the mucosa of the vulva, vagina and cervix. Pain and
difficulty passing urine are other common symptoms. Some
people may also develop flu-like symptoms (fever, headache
and muscular pain).
Genital herpes shows its activities by producing acute,
chronic, episodic, local and/or generalized symptoms.
The horror of herpes virus lies in its resistance to
traditional medication and tendency to attack again and
again. The herpes virus, detected 200 years ago has a great
affinity to the human race and it is resistance to any
treatment targeted at the local eruptions. That is to say
local creams or any (so called) antiviral application may
help little and cannot curb this horrible virus from within.
homoeopathy approach and treatment:
As a rule, homoeopathy does not believe in local or external
medication. The constitutionally selected homoeopathic
treatment administered orally helps inner healing and the
recurring, chronic infection is thus treated successfully.
Over the year we have observed encouraging and positive
result with well selected homoeopathy medication. Homoeopathy
is strongly recommended for Herpes infection.