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What is Herpes?

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and their transmission have grown in the past few decades. Even after governments around the world are making attempts to make the citizens aware of the importance of practicing safe sex, it seems like the disease-causing virus and bacteria have become smarter!

Herpes is one such STD or sexually transmitted disease which has topped the chart of STD’s in the last few decades. Every day, the virus is transmitted to millions of people around the world due to practicing unsafe sex. Here is what it is and how to treat it!

Herpes is a very popular term in the category of viral diseases which most of us must have heard before. Herpes is basically a viral disease which is caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus. The disease is classified as oral or genital according to the part in which the infection outbreaks. In this disease, blisters form over the skin and if they are formed inside the mouth or on the face then it’s called oral herpes, if they form on genitals then its genital herpes. When referring to oral herpes from people sometimes think blisters to be cold sores while they are herpes and vice versa. So it is recommended to get it diagnosed to get the right type of treatment.

Genital herpes are most common in those who are sexually active as it is a sexually transmitted disease (STD). There are two types of Herpes viruses – Type 1 and Type 2. Genital Herpes is caused by the Type 2 herpes virus which gets transferred when a person comes in direct contact with body fluids of another person who is already suffering from the disease. This generally happens during intercourse and ultimately leads to genital herpes.

Talking about herpes in general, apart from oral herpes, there also is brain herpes, eye herpes and other similar ones. 

How to avoid genital herpes?

Genital herpes as the name clearly states is when herpes affects the genital area of a person. This is usually due to transmission from body fluids during sexual intercourse and hence is termed as an STD in medical science.

So, here are few things to consider if you want to prevent getting or transmitting genital herpes:

Use protection

Protection here refers to using a barrier in order to limit the transmission or exchange of bodily fluids during intercourse. Condoms are the best for this purpose and they are available for both men and women. Most people who are diagnosed with genital herpes have admitted to have been engaged in to unprotected sex. You can avoid this and lower down your chances of catching genital herpes by up to 30% just by using a condom!

 
 

Pregnancy

The chances of transmission of herpes from mother to child are on its peak during the pregnancy. This is especially if the mother suffers from herpes during the time of delivery. So, pregnant women are adviced to take special care to avoid catching herpes.

Treatment for herpes

As herpes is a viral disease hence is it totally curable with antiviral medicines, injections and by following a few do’s and don’t’s.

The most effective and simple treatment for genital herpes and nearly all herpes infections (which are caused by Herpes Simplex Virus) is Aciclovir. Aciclovir is available as a cream and also in form of tablets. Mostly, your doctor will recommend you to go for a complete course in order to get permanent relief and that too completely. You will have to take the following:

 

Aciclovir 200 mg Tablets

Aciclovir Cream 

Although, we highly recommend you to first get your herpes diagnosed in case you are not sure if they are cold sores or herpes. Then go ahead with the treatment only after getting prescribed from a doctor. If you are looking to buy the medicine online then you can get Aciclovir online. Many online drug retailers are selling it and also offer free or same day delivery to most areas.

How this medicine works?

In today’s time, Aciclovir 200 mg dosage is the most effective oral medication available for treating diseases caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus. The secret behind this lies in this drug itself which not only limits and slows down the spreading of the virus but also slowly kills it. Soon after starting with the treatment, you will see your herpes symptoms fading away. This is why it is advisable to get tested frequently so that if you have the disease, it can be detected and treatment can start as early as possible. For more herpes information, you can visit our website!


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