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What Is Genital Herpes?

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 What Is Genital Herpes?

What is Genital Herpes?

Genital herpes is a common infectious disease caused by a virus that infects genital areas. It is a common sexually transmitted infection that affects both men and women.

Symptoms of Genital Herpes-  

  • Fever, headache, and muscle aches
  • Painful, itchy blisters in the genital region
  • Painful urination
  • Swollen and tender lymph nodes in the groin
  • Tingling, burning, itching, and redness at the site where an outbreak is about to occur
  • Depressed state or irritability

Causes of Genital Herpes-

Genital herpes is caused by a virus known as Herpes Simplex Virus-1 and Herpes Simplex Virus-2

Risk factors of Genital Herpes-

  • Having many sexual partners
  • Women are more likely to have genital herpes than are men

Complications of Genital Herpes-

Diagnosis of Genital Herpes-

Diagnosis of genital herpes includes the following:

  • Physical exam
  • DNA test
  • Blood test
  • Viral culture

 Precautions & Prevention of Genital Herpes-

  • Avoid sexual contact if you have genital herpes
  • Avoid sexual contact with many partners
  • Limit the number of sex partners
  • Use a latex condom during each sexual contact

Treatment of Genital Herpes

  • Homeopathic Treatment of Genital Herpes
  • Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Genital Herpes
  • Psychotherapy Treatment of Genital Herpes
  • Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Genital Herpes
  • Surgical Treatment of Genital Herpes
  • Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Genital Herpes
  • Other Treatment of Genital Herpes

Treatment of Genital Herpes  

Homeopathic Treatment of Genital Herpes-

Homeopathic medicines take care of the acute symptoms and prevent recurrence of the infection. It helps in alleviating the lesions, the pain and the discomfort associated with genital Herpes. Some of the homeopathic remedies for treatment of genital herpes are:

  • Natrum mur
  • Petroleum
  • Dulcamara
  • Graphites
  • Hepar-sulph
  • Medorrhinum
  • Anancardium

Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Genital Herpes-

Acupuncture treatment of genital herpes put down outbreaks, lengthens the remission period between outbreaks and prevents recurrences. It works by causing the release of endorphins to relieve pain or influencing neurotransmitters.

Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Treatment of Genital Herpes-

Hypnotherapy is psychotherapy techniques that may be useful for dealing with the emotional pain sometimes associated with having genital herpes. Sex therapy may be required to manage sex life.

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Genital Herpes-

Allopathic treatment for herpes simplex is, topical applications of the drug, acyclovir (Zovirax).

Surgical Treatment of Genital Herpes-

There is no need for surgical treatment for genital herpes.

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Genital Herpes-

  • Avoid chocolates
  • Diet for genital herpes is a protein named lysine, which is found in potatoes, beans, chicken, fish, and milk.

Other Treatment of Genital Herpes-

When an outbreak of blisters occurs, a warm sitz bath can soothe the pain and irritation.

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