Herpes is a disease caused due to a virus known as herpes simplex virus (HSV). This disease can be transmitted sexually or through skin to skin contact. This virus is highly contagious and it is possible for someone infected with HSV to show no symptoms of it and pass on the infection to their sex partner. The condition of genital herpes is common especially amongst the age group of 20 to 24 years. The virus can also be transmitted from an infected mother to her baby.
Herpes can occur in any part of the body and is generally marked by an upsurge of blisters. Some people suffering from herpes show very mild symptoms, while some show no symptoms at all.
It also happens that the symptoms may take weeks or may be months to develop after being infected by the virus. However, the symptoms of herpes include flu-like illness, occurrence of pain while passing urine, itching at genital area, pain at genital area, there may also be a discharge from vagina, there may also be the formation of blisters at the genital areas, thighs or around anus.
Herpes Treatments Option
In the present time, there is no treatment for herpes simplex virus. The infection goes or gets suppressed with the passage of time. But still, some herpes treatments are prescribed to those who suffer from frequent outbreaks of the virus.
This is the initial herpes treatment. After there have been some symptoms of sores, the doctor will prescribe you anti-viral drugs such as valacyclovir, acyclovir and famciclovir. These drugs will help suppress the herpes simplex virus and will aid in eradicating it.
Acyclovir is helpful in reducing the pain caused due to infection and also decreases the severity of infection. Valacyclovir also reduces the pain and heals the sores faster.
After having completed the anti-viral therapy, the doctor might prescribe the patient two further treatments depending upon the condition of infection in them. The doctor may either prescribe an intermittent therapy, that is, to take the anti-viral drugs in case of an outbreak of the virus again.
Or the doctor will ask the patient to follow up the suppressive treatment. Suppressive treatment is prescribed when the patient suffers from frequent outbreaks. If one faces recurrent attacks of the herpes virus, this may indicate a weakened immune system which is the sign of presence of HIV. Hence, an immediate check-up is necessary.
Medavir is a clinically proven drug for curing the herpes infection. The makers of this medicine claim that it cures the infection and itching caused by the herpes simplex virus and that it has no side effects.
Some remedies to get rid of the annoying symptoms
Symptoms such as pain and irritation can be really annoying. Hence, follow-up some easy remedies to get rid of them.
It can be very difficult to carry out the routine life with pain in genital area. Hence, use pain killers.
Salt water solution
To dry out the sores and to soothe them, bathe the sore-affected area with salt water twice a day.
An ice pack can also be applied onto the sore affected areas.