If you have been diagnosed with herpes, there's a herpes simplex yreatment that will work for you.
Initially, you might be very worried after your diagnosis. Especially if your doctor has told you that "there is no cure"! Yikes. My jaw just about dropped to the ground when I heard that!
But hang in there. There's a lot of herpes treatment options than can work for you. They can both prevent outbreaks and treat them when you have them.
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor. This website is no substitute for qualified medical advice. If you feel that you might have herpes of any type then go see a doctor for testing and medical treatment options. This website is a series of things I've learned from my own experience with HSV 1 and HSV 2, and what others have told me in the herpes community.
Herpes Simplex 1 (HSV-1) is most commonly known as Cold Sores. It comes from a virus that is usually passed through saliva. The simplex virus then hangs out in the base of the spine.
Occasionally, it will come to the surface of the skin then cause herpes outbreaks on the lips, mouth, nose, or face. But most of the time, you'll get an outbreak on the lips.
This is most commonly known as a cold sore. Yes, that's right, if you have a cold sore, then you have herpes. It is contagious, so kissing or sexual contact is not recommended if you have an outbreak.
You can also transmit HSV-1 from your mouth to the sexual organs of your partner.
Herpes Simplex 2 (HSV-2) is most commonly known as Genital Herpes. It is transmitted through sexual contact.
The numbers vary, but 20-40% of the North American population have Genital Herpes.
And up to 50% in large urban locations like Los Angeles or New York.
There's a lot of negative social stigma associated with Herpes Simplex Type 2.
And there shouldn't be especially considering the effective herpes simplex treatments there are out there.
Take a deep breath... because you do have some powerful options for medication.
Because both Cold Sores and Genital Herpes are caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus, you would treat each of them in a very similar way.
This type of herpes simplex treatment has been medically tested and proven to work. There are three good, strong types of medications that you can use: Acyclovir , Valtrex, and Famvir. When you first get diagnosed with Herpes, get on these herpes medications as soon as possible. That way you can really suppress and heal from the intensity of your primary outbreak.
Taking any of these medications will make your outbreak (cold sores or genital herpes) go away much much faster, like in a matter of days.
These medications can vary from expensive (brand names like Valtrex, Famvir) to quite cheap (generic Acyclovir).
Personally, when I am sexually active, I use acyclovir to suppress the virus. Though I am thinking about switching to a generic valtrex because you can get it quite cheap, especially through off-shore pharmacies like www.4rx.com.
Now, that I have been traveling in Asia for the last year, I see how much we are getting ripped off by the pharmaceutical companies in the U.S.
Dynamiclear is another option for herpes simplex treatment.
Dynamiclear is a holistic remedy, that uses a propriety mix of herbs that are proven to kill or suppress the herpes simplex virus.
This is a different approach than using medication as it is using more natural sources than prescription medication.
Many readers of this website have tried this remedy and have reported really good results with it. It has been tested on thousands of people and is proven to work with both cold sores and genital herpes.
I like their Herpes Combat Kit as it includes immune support, lysine, and aloe vera gel, all very nice suppressive elements is you're having recurrent outbreaks.
3. Other Remedies
By now, you've probably been researching lots of different options on the Internet to learn about herpes simplex treatments.
There's lots of remedies out there including: red-algae, ozone therapy, H-Balm, Aviralex, and many, many others.
Some of these might be effective. And websites will certainly try to convince you of this.
And if you go to some of the herpes support websites out there, you will hear lots of other herpes simplex treatment success stories.
You'll just have to try some of them for yourself.
I prefer to use what's proven to work.