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Sir. My father was suffering from herpes zoster. It occurred some 2 weeks ago. My father took antibiotic tablets and used a lotion too. The rash have almost disappeared. But the pain is still there. Can you give me any solution so as how to cure the pain?

BHMS, Diploma in Dermatology
Sexologist, Hyderabad
Sir. My father was suffering from herpes zoster. It occurred some 2 weeks ago. My father took antibiotic tablets and ...
Get plenty of rest and eat well-balanced meals. Try simple exercises like stretching or walking. Apply a cool washcloth to your blisters to ease the pain and help dry the blisters. Do things that take your mind off your pain. Avoid stress. Wear loose-fitting, natural-fiber clothing.
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My boyfriend and I both have herpes can we still have oral sex or will it cause sores in the mouth.

BAMS, M.D.Alternative Medicines
Ayurveda, Belgaum
My boyfriend and I both have herpes can we still have oral sex or will it cause sores in the mouth.
Off course .It will spred infection all over through mouth. Herpes is the contagious dangerous infection. Avoid sexual act till both of you get rid from herpes infection. Consult the Urologist or Dermatologist for proper medical advices and treatment. Always do hygienic and practice safe sexual habits. GOD BLESS YOU.
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I have infection in genital since three months. I visited 3 doctor. One says it's infection. Second says it's herpes. Third says it's scabies. Please let me know what to do.

BHMS, Diploma in Dermatology
Sexologist, Hyderabad
I have infection in genital since three months. I visited 3 doctor.
One says it's infection.
Second says it's herpes....
Use warm water and a gentle cleanser to wash your genital area. Avoid scented soaps, lotions, and bubble baths.
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Hi Doctor, My age is 28. I have herpes but homeopathy medicine start 1 years so my report first igm 1: 84 now medisican starting after 6 months again tested IGM 1: 34 NOW medicine continue now am do marriage. Any problems my wife .she is get in pregnant.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Hi Doctor, My age is 28. I have herpes but homeopathy medicine start 1 years so my report first igm 1: 84 now medisic...
Yes the infection can spread to your wife... The homoeopathic treatment will help if right medicine given..
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Role Of Ayurveda In The Management Of Genital Herpes!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Noida
Role Of Ayurveda In The Management Of Genital Herpes!
Herpes is known as Visarpa in Ayurveda. It is an infectious disease caused by Nita group (Herpes group) of viruses. It is an extreme form of the viral disease, which, if left untreated, can lead to the death of a person.

Types of Herpesviruses

Herpes simplex
Herpes zoster
Varicella zoster
Cytomegalovirus
Mode of transmission

Herpes spreads through the following routes:

Via blood (raktha)
Via skin (twacha)
Through muscles (snayu)
Through vaccination (lasika)
According to ayurveda, these viruses can enter the body by following modes:

Suppression of natural urges (emotions and physical symptoms)
Due to wounds fractures
Crush injuries
Cutting of immature part
All these factors speedily give rise to a sort of swelling and inflammation. This swelling can extend all over the body.

Clinical features

Vatika Visarpa Fever, inflammation, twitching, pins and needles, tearing pain, giddiness, pricking pain, malaise, cramps, tremors, fever, bone and joint pain and their dislocation, shivering, anorexia, and indigestion
Paittika Visarpa Fever, malaise, red pustules, which are rapidly spreading and suppurating
Kaphaja VisarpaNumbness, stiffness, heaviness, pain in the body, pustules with exudates, deep-seated ulcers over the pustules with a surrounded capillary network and covered with many skin scabs.
Sannipatika Visarpa
Granthi vispara
Glandular involvement along with all the symptoms of herpes

Agni Visarpa: Fever, vomiting, diarrhea, thirst, dizziness, splitting pain in regional glands, anorexia, pain all over the body, loss of consciousness, sleeplessness, dyspnoea, hiccough, mental confusion, and finally death
Kardama Visarpa: Red, yellow and pale yellow color eruptions with dull pain, edema, deep-seated suppuration, and eruptions that are free from exudations
Scope of Ayurveda

It is based on dosha dominance. Herpes from a single dosha involvement is curable. Involvement of double doshas can be alleviated by the habitual use of general therapeutic measures and involvement of triple doshas is incurable because it pervades all the tissue elements.

Management in ayurveda It includes:

Langhana therapy for improving immunity and to fight against the virus
Herbs are used due to their antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antitumor activity, such as Musta, Bala, Guduchi, Yashti, Chandana, Usheera
Tikta dravya which pacifies the vitiation of rakta and pitta, which are the main causative factor for herpes
An induction of controlled vomiting for infection arising due to pitta dosha
Compounds with a bitter taste (tikta rasa pradana) administration to increase the flow of gastric juice and for the virus destruction
Administration of herbs (Sneha pana) for purgation
Rakta mokshana should be administered if the route of transmission is blood
Kasisadi ghruta for external application
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Genital herpes - I have genital herpes and have known for a month now. I had my first genital herpes outbreak around 3-4 days after I had unprotected sex which was agonisingly painful. The symptoms began pretty much the day after - what I thought was intense thrush developed into what I assumed was herpes as the pain got so bad. On day 4 after the intercourse I was diagnosed through a physical examination by a gynaecologist. He examined me and told me I had herpes but no swabs of the sores were taken so I am unsure as to whether I have type 1 or 2. I am assuming the last sexual partner was the person I contracted it off as the symptoms started so soon after having unprotected sex with him. Before then I had’t had sex for 6 weeks and the last person before that used a condom. The last person claims that he had no idea he had herpes, and the last time he had before me was 3 months ago. I went to a second doctor for a full STI check up and a quick HIV test. This doctor told me that I had been “duped” and the guy I had sexual intercourse with would have known he had herpes. Is this true? As this conflicts with so much information I read on the intnrent which suggests most people don’t have symptoms. If that’s the case why would the doctor say that?

PGDS, MD, DCP, MBBS
Sexologist, Noida
Genital herpes - I have genital herpes and have known for a month now. I had my first genital herpes outbreak around ...
You have sexual contact with many partners and you are suffering from herpes get this blood checked again for herpes also take anti herpes medication from some physician.
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Kya gentel herpes 2 Mai sexy power Kam ho jati hai Kya aur Kya es bimari Mai sexy nahi kaarna chye Jab ki vo tik ho gai ho. PL clera my doubts. I mean jaise herpes have type 2 aaj tik ho jata hai to kitne dine baad sex kar sakte hai.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Kya gentel herpes 2 Mai sexy power Kam ho jati hai Kya aur Kya es bimari Mai sexy nahi kaarna chye Jab ki vo tik ho g...
Ji nahi karna chahiye... or sexual power pe uska koi effect nahi hona chahiye... Take homeopathic treatment to completely cure it.
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Know More About Herpes Zoster!

MD - Bio-Chemistry, MF Homeo (London), DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery), BHMS
Homeopath, Kolkata
Know More About Herpes Zoster!
Herpes Zoster-
It is also called shingles. It is a painful localized skin rash with blisters that is caused by the varicella zoster virus (vzv). This is the same virus that also causes
Chickenpox. If anyone who has had chickenpox can develop this because vzv remains in the nerve cells of the body after the chickenpox infection clears and vzv can reappear years later causing shingles.
So, mostly found in older adults and people who have weak immune systems because of stress, injury, certain medicines, or other reasons. Most people who get shingles will get better and will not get it again.

Causes- Varicella zoster virus.

Risk factors-

Advance age.
Emotinal stress.
Mechanical trauma.
Female gender.
Weak immune system.
Symptoms-

Painful rashes.
Bodyache.
Photophobia.
Fever.
Headache.
Severe itching.
Blisters.
Change in vision.
Feelings like flu.

Management-
Hospital admission should be considered for patients with severe symptoms and ophthalmic involvement.

Diet-

Vitamin b-6 is an important nutrient for those suffering from shingle as it benefits the nerves. Some of the foods that are rich in vitamin b-6 include potatoes, bananas and nuts.
Garlic is a natural source of antioxidants and is a natural antibiotic as well. Drink lots of water as this will help your body flush out the impurities from your system.
Avoid some food like. Alcohol, caffeine, fast food, junk food, choclates etc.

Homoeopathy works very well here. Some medicines are described here. You can select on the basis of similimum.

Arsenic, Chronic herpes with burning pains, clusters are dark and deep.
Graphites, Herpes on genital organs.
Mez, Intolerable itch, shinning or fiery red vescicles, thick purulent matter exudes.
Rhus tox, It reduces the pain of herpes.
Hypericum, Herpes in circular patches, occuring along the course of spinal nerve, generally found in men.
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Herpes

MBBS, DHMS-Harvard, Masters in Clinical Dermatology
Dermatologist, Chandigarh
Herpes

Herpes is an infection caused by HSV (herpes simplex virus). This virus affects the external genitalia, anal region, mucosal surfaces, and skin in other parts of the body.



In this article, we discuss the symptoms of herpes, how to treat it, and how to avoid it.



Symptoms



Primary infection symptoms



Primary infection is a term used for an outbreak of genital herpes that occurs when a person is first infected. The symptoms can be quite severe and may include:




  • blisters and ulceration on external genitalia, in the vagina, or on the cervix

  • vaginal discharge

  • pain and itching

  • tender, enlarged lymph nodes

  • pain when urinating

  • high temperature (fever)

  • malaise (feeling unwell)

  • cold sores around the mouth

  • red blisters on the skin



In most cases, the ulcers will heal, and the individual will not have any lasting scars.



Causes



When HSV is present on the surface of the skin of an infected person, it can easily be passed on to someone else through the moist skin that lines the mouth, anus, and genitals. The virus may also spread to another individual through other areas of skin, as well as the eyes.




  • having unprotected vaginal or anal sex

  • having oral sex with a person who gets cold sores

  • having genital contact with an infected person



The virus is most likely to be passed on just before the blister appears, when it is visible, and until the blister is completely healed. HSV can still be transmitted to another person when there are no signs of an outbreak, although it is less likely.



If a mother with genital herpes has sores while giving birth, it is possible that the infection will be passed on to the baby.



Treatment



There are a variety of treatment options. These include:




  • taking painkillers, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen

  • bathing in lightly salted water helps relieve symptoms

  • soaking in a warm sitz bath

  • applying petroleum jelly to the affected area

  • avoiding tight clothing around the affected area

  • washing hands thoroughly, especially after touching the affected area

  • refraining from sexual activity until symptoms have gone

  • If urinating is painful, apply some cream or lotion to the urethra, for example, lidocaine



Some people find that using ice packs can help. Never apply ice directly to the skin, always wrap it in a cloth or towel first.



Medication



No drug can get rid of the herpes virus. Doctors may prescribe an antiviral, such as acyclovir, which prevents the virus from multiplying. Antiviral medications will help the outbreak clear up faster and will also help reduce the severity of symptoms.



Prevention tips



To reduce the risk of developing or passing on genital herpes:




  • use condoms when having sex

  • do not have sex while symptoms are present (genital, anal, or skin-to-skin)

  • do not kiss when there is a cold sore around the mouth

  • do not have many sexual partners



Some people find that stress, being tired, illness, friction against the skin, or sunbathing may trigger recurrences of symptoms. Identifying and avoiding these triggers may help reduce the number of recurrences.


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Can I apply candiderma plus cream on my penis, as I am suffering from herpes often, tiny red sores on the head of penis. The medicines I take is expensive and the infection comes back after 4 to 5 month's.

BHMS, Diploma in Dermatology
Sexologist, Hyderabad
Can I apply candiderma plus cream on my penis, as I am suffering from herpes often, tiny red sores on the head of pen...
Wash the penis well, including the area under the foreskin in uncircumcised men. Keep the area dry, since moisture in the genital area can lead to infections. Cornstarch powders during the summer may be helpful.
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