Herpes Treatments

Herpes Treatments

Graphic that says Sexually Transmitted DiseaseOne common problem that may take on many different forms is a difficulty with the herpes simplex virus. This virus, which may be responsible for a number of different problems that are experienced by people is easily transmitted from one individual to another through direct contact. In this article, we’re going to discuss the herpes simplex virus and the problems that it may cause. We also going to talk about the possibilities for treating this virus, depending upon what type you have.

First of all, it’s important to understand that there are two different types of herpes simplex virus that individuals in the Southlake and Grapevine areas may experience. In either case, it can be problematic but they are different types of viruses and affect bodies in different ways.

Herpes Simplex Virus Type I – This is a very common type of the herpes virus and is responsible for the cold sores that you may experience. This type of virus may also be responsible for genital herpes, which is a problem for many individuals. It is easily passed from one individual to another through direct contact by coming into contact with items that are commonly shared, such as drinking after somebody using the same straw.

Herpes Simplex Virus Type II – Another type of the herpes virus is the type 2 strain. In this case, you are dealing with a virus that is typically responsible for genital herpes. This type of virus may also infect the mouth of the individuals, usually through direct contact during oral sex.

This difficulty is very common and it is estimated that approximately 20% of all individuals living in the United States are carrying the virus. You will be surprised to learn that not everybody who has the virus is going to exhibit symptoms. They may go through their entire life, never having to deal with blisters or the other symptoms that may be obvious when you have it. Other people, however, will exhibit the symptoms that are common to the virus.

The Symptoms &Treatment for Herpes Simplex

As was stated, not everybody who has an infection with this virus is going to exhibit physical symptoms. Other people, however, are going to have the symptoms, which include breakouts of a rash or blisters that are both painful and itchy. These blisters may last for a certain amount of time and eventually, they will heal on their own.

There is no set amount of time between outbreaks, although the majority of people who do exhibit symptoms are going to have such an outbreak several times every year. As the virus continues to cause these problems, it is likely that you will have fewer of outbreaks but they may still be a problem.

It is also important to recognize that once you have the virus, you are always going to have it. The symptoms may come and go but there is no cure for herpes simplex, and you always have the virus in your body, even between the times that you have symptoms.

There are a number of different treatments for a problem with herpes simplex, and those treatment options may differ from one individual to another. It is important to recognize that the treatments for this problem are not to remove the virus or to cure it completely but rather, they are to help control the symptoms that occur when you have an outbreak. It may reduce the number of blisters that you experience or could reduce the amount of time that you are experiencing them. Medications may also make it less likely for you to transmit the herpes virus to other individuals.

In some instances, learning that you have a problem with herpes can be a very devastating experience. It often involves a matter of trust, because you may feel as if you could have trusted the individual who pass the virus on to you. It is also the realization that you will have to deal with the virus for the rest of your life. It is important for you to be able to deal with the issue, both physically and emotionally.

If you are concerned that you may have herpes, you can trust the medical professionals at Better Faster Urgent Care to care for your needs. Stop by the office for a checkup and for the tests that are necessary to determine if you have been infected. If you do have an issue that needs to be addressed, they will assist you by writing a prescription for the medication which would be best for your needs.

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