Typical Presentation And Treatment For Herpes
There is no “typical presentation” of herpes. Some people after exposure will develop outbreaks or recurrences with a vesicular, painful rash. Others never see lesions or rashes. Even others-fall somewhere in between with localized pain coming first, followed by a rash. Some people with genital herpes may find that they have serious neuropathic pain (pain that follows nerve pathways) even if a rash or lesions never appear.
A study looked at patients who complained of generalized chronic pain and had no signs of lesions. The majority of these patients were known to have herpes simplex virus. The researchers came to the conclusion that when some people get infected with the herpes virus, it may actually alter the pain processing mechanism in the central nervous system. Once these patients in the study were given anti-herpetic medication (like Acyclovir), the pain lessened considerably. So people with herpes need to realize that this generalized pain can signal reactivation of the virus without ever seeing the physical sign of a rash or lesions. That means – when you have pain you should clearly be cautious and even refrain from sexual activity with a partner.
Another conclusion from this study was the fact that there is a strong correlation between HSV activity in the brain and central nervous system and generalized pain. What is probably going on is that the herpes virus causes central nervous system dysfunction so the result that you get is this very generalized but non-specific pain throughout your body-and who will get this presentation can’t be predicted. And you can get the pain without ever seeing lesions in the brain on an MRI.
The herpes virus presentation can be really unpredictable from patient to patient and whether or not you see physical signs of the virus – you may have localized pain or really severe generalized pain, or, if you are lucky, you can be someone with HSV who has relatively little discomfort. In all cases, though, you do need to use safe sexual practices for the benefit of your partner.
Unfortunately, there is no known “cure” for herpes. Use of a condom is recognized to be the most reliable method to prevent transmission of the virus. However, effective treatments are available which can reduce the frequency and severity of outbreaks, stop viral reproduction, and reduce viral load, all of which greatly mitigate outbreaks and allow sufferers to control the condition.
Acyclovir is the most popular drug prescribed for herpes. However, the emergence of aciclovir-resistant virus strains has created the need for the development of new effective antiviral agents.
New anti-herpetic chemical drug compounds have been identified, but they have significant adverse effects when consumed and HSV has again developed drug resistance to these new compounds.
As new chemical drug options are not viable, alternative antiviral options are being investigated with great interest. Recent scientific studies of medicinal antiviral plant extracts show very encouraging results, and have sparked a new methodology for treating herpes.
Studies of these antiviral extracts demonstrate that many of these compounds exhibit significant anti-herpetic activity. Several actually inactivate HSV with great effectiveness. These antiviral extracts represent new effective treatment options for therapeutic use as virucidal agents for recurring herpes infections.
Scientific Research Confirms The Effectiveness Of HSVCurative Against Herpes
Very recent studies using advanced DNA techniques have shown that HSVCurative extracts indeed destroy HSV1 and HSV2.
For example, the Journal of Phytomedicine (November 2003), published a study by the Institute of Pharmacology, Department of Biology at Heidelberg University, regarding the virucidal effect of the antiviral medicinal extracts concentrated in HSVCurative against HSV1 and HSV2.
The study concluded that these antiviral extracts are “capable to exert a direct virucidal effect on HSV” and are “active against an acyclovir resistant strain of HSV-1… plaque formation was significantly reduced by 99%. Considering the lipophilic nature of the oil which enables it to penetrate the skin…it might be suitable for topical therapeutic use as virucidal agent in recurrent herpes infection.”
In December 2005, the same Institute of Pharmacology published additional test results on the inhibitory activity of the organic essential oils in HSVCurative against Herpes simplex virus type 1 and 2 using a plaque reduction assay.
The study concluded that “Both HSV types were significantly inhibited” from exposure to HSVCurative oils and “plaque formation was significantly reduced by 99.5% and 98.9% for HSV-1 and HSV-2, respectively.”
As recently as September 2007, the Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials published a study by The Biomedicine Department of Science and Technology, Science and Microbiology Medicine Division, indicating that alternative treatments are now needed to cure HSV1 and HSV2.
The study researched new prophylactic and therapeutic tools for the treatment of herpes simplex virus infections. It was found that that several medicinal plant extracts (found in HSVCurative) possess antiviral activity against a wide spectrum of viruses. These extracts were then investigated to determine their antiviral effect against HSV1 and HSV2.
The results of the investigation indicate the extracts tested exhibited pronounced antiviral activity against HSV1 and HSV2. The study concluded, “The mode of action of the extracts as an antiherpesvirus agent seems to be particularly interesting in consideration of its ability to inactivate the virus and to inhibit the cell-to-cell virus diffusion.”
HSVCurative extracts have therefore demonstrated pronounced antiviral activity against HSV1 and HSV2, the viruses that cause oral herpes and genital herpes, and this has been supported by published scientific data. It therefore comes as no surprise that HSVCurative defeats herpes outbreaks again and again.
HSVCurative can be used to treat HSV1 or HSV2 infections occurring anywhere on the body (except near the eyes). This treatment has antiviral qualities that give it the unique ability to inactivate the herpes virus, resulting in quantifiable destruction of the virus and rapid elimination of outbreaks.
Users of HSVCurative usually experience quick elimination of outbreaks, without scarring or tissue damage. In almost all cases, application of HSVCurative quickly provides a pronounced healing effect against outbreaks. For more details about our herpes treatments, please refer to http://www.bcured.net.