How to prevent herpes outbreaks!
Herpes is a general term for two different diseases: one that effects the area around the mouth (oral herpes, also known as cold sores) and another that effects the area around the genitals (genital herpes). Viruses cause both of these diseases. The herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1) causes oral herpes; both HSV-1 and herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2) cause genital herpes. While HSV-1 and HSV-2 are different viruses, they look very much the same and are treated similarly.
Herpes cannot be cured. Once someone is infected with either virus, it cannot be cleared from the human body.
Both HSV-1 and HSV-2 live in nerve cells, usually under the skin. Neither virus is always active. They often remain silent or inactive in these cells, sometimes for many years or even a lifetime. This is called “latency.” For reasons not entirely understood by researchers, the viruses can become active and cause symptoms, which include sores around the mouth or near the genitals. This is called “reactivation.” These symptoms can come and go in what is known as outbreaks, or “flare-ups.”
During a flare-up, the virus becomes active and causes a chain or events leading to a cluster of small bumps to form. The bumps may rupture, heal, and than disappear for an indefinite period of time.
How is Herpes treated?
Herpes cannot be cured. Once either virus is inside the body and settles itself into the nerve cells, it cannot be eliminated.
However, herpes sores can be treated.
Treatment can speed up healing time, reduce pain, and delay or prevent additional flare-ups. Typically, treatment is used only during false-ups.
In people with compromise immune systems, flare-ups can be frequent and may require long-term therapy.
Prevention & care:
During a flare-up, it is important to keep the sores and the area around the sores as clean and dry as possible. This will help your natural healing processes. Avoid tight-fitting undergarments.
The amino acids lysine and arginine have been shown to play a role in herpes flare-ups. According to some new research, lysine can help control herpes flare-ups.
Arginine, on the other hand, can actually make flare-ups worse. In turn, foods that are rich in lysine, but low in arginine, can help control both oral and genital herpes.
Fish, chicken, beef, lamb, milk, cheese, beans, brewer’s yeast, mung bean sprouts and most fruits and vegetables have more lysine than arginine, except for peas.
Gelatin, chocolate, carob, coconut, oats, whole wheat and white flour, peanuts, soybeans, and wheat germ have more arginine than lysine.
Keeping a strong immune system:
Homeopathy plays a huge role in keeping a strong immune system. The appropriate Homeopathic Remedy will keep the herpes virus into a dormant stage.
Very often, people come to me suffering from recurrent herpes outbreaks, and after specific examination of the person’s life style, it is known that the person is under high stress, which is a big contributor for herpes.
High stress deplete the immune system. Homeopathy will bring back balance, health in the person’s system. It is a complete system of healing without any side effects.