Systemic Hsv1 Infection

Genital herpes is a highly contagious infection that often spreads through intercourse with a person with infected sores, but it can be passed through oral or anal sex as well. It may also be spread even when sores are not visible. Genital herpes can also be spread to a newborn during birth if the mother has an active infection.Usually, this infection is caused by the herpes simplex virus-2 although herpes simplex virus-1, the virus responsible for cold sores, may occasionally cause this disease. It can be spread by an infected partner who does not have any sores and may not even know they have the disease. Genital herpes is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases and more common in women than in man.Most people infected with genital herpes have very minimal or no signs or symptoms of this disease. The first attack of herpes often follows this course: skin on or near the sex organ becomes inflamed; blister-like sores appear on or near the sex organs; sores open, scab over, and then heal. Symptoms that may be present when the virus first appears include: swollen glands, fever, headache, burning when passing urine, and muscle aches.The first outbreak of herpes can last for several weeks. After the outbreak, the virus retreats to the nervous system, where it remains inactive until something triggers it to become active again. Often, another outbreak can appear weeks or months after the first, but it almost always is less severe and shorter than the first episode. Although the infection can stay in the body indefinitely, the number of outbreaks tends to decrease over a period of years.How often outbreaks occur depends on the person. On average, people with herpes experience about four outbreaks a year. The first outbreak usually is the most painful and takes the longest to heal. The pain and recovery time often decrease with each outbreak. Some commonly reported triggers include: stress, illness, surgery, vigorous sex, diet, and monthly period.Many people who find out that they have herpes feel depressed knowing that they will always have the virus and can give it to others. But you are not alone. If you have herpes, you should learn all that you can about herpes. Information will help you to manage your disease and feel better about yourself. It also helps to talk about your illness with a trusted friend. If you have herpes, you can still have sex, if you use a condom, and you also can still have children.Outbreaks of genital herpes during pregnancy have been associated with miscarriage, prematurity, stillbirth, and herpes infection causing severe brain injury and possible blindness in the baby. Still, women with herpes can give birth to healthy babies. If you have herpes and plan to have children, discuss your illness with your doctor.Your doctor can diagnose genital herpes by visual inspection if the outbreak is typical, and by taking a sample from the sores. But, HSV infections can be difficult to diagnose between outbreaks. Your doctor may check for ulcers internally on the cervix in women and the urethra in men. Blood tests that detect HSV-1 or HSV-2 infection may be helpful.Your doctor can prescribe anti-virus medicines, in pill or ointment form, that may help the sore heal faster. Over-the-counter painkillers may also help with the discomfort. If recurrences of your genital herpes are frequent, your doctor may prescribe an antiviral medication to take on a regular basis to help suppress the outbreaks. The extracts in plant medicine provide an antiviral systemic effect on herpes and related symptoms.Plant medicine is an all natural antiviral treatment for herpes. In addition to the respective specific antiviral properties, plant medicine acts as an immunostimulant, enhancing immunological, serumal and cellular defense mechanism. They thereby help to alleviate symptoms such as fog and fatigue commonly associated with outbreaks, thus providing an energetic effect.Plant medicine is a rich source of bioactive compounds which contain the antiviral and antioxidant properties. It includes medicinal plants of differing chemistry that are active against viral pathogens as well as assisting the immunity of the individual. The other level of influence of this treatment is that it is metabolic; it assists with the breakdown of substances. It can provide deep systemic healing. To learn more, please go to

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Frequently Asked Questions

    How does a Viral rash effect the human body?

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on the virus that is the cause of the rash...
      There are many viral skin infections. They range from the common to the rare, from the mild to the severe and from those causing just skin infection to those with associated systemic
      # HSV1 causes cold sores
      # During an attack, the virus spreads down the nerves and out into the skin or mucous membranes where it multiplies, causing the clinical lesion. After each attack it recedes up the nerve fibre and becomes dormant again.
      Herpes zoster
      * Varicella or chickenpox is the primary infection. During this widespread infection, which usually occurs in childhood, virus is seeded to nerve cells, usually sensory cells. It may cause itching or pain. The lesions of shingles shed virus. Hence it is possible, though unlikely, for patients to contract chickenpox from shingles (but impossible to 'catch' shingles from chickenpox).

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systemic hsv1 infection