Why herpes is a serious infection and necessary to be treated by a professional?
Who is prone to get herpes simplex?
Herpes simplex type 1 is more common in children. This type of herpes simplex virus is mostly spread by skin to skin contact. If an infant comes in contact with an infected adult who carries the virus, it may get affected. A kiss, eating in the same utensil and sharing a towel can also spread the virus.
Herpes simplex virus-2 mainly is spread through sexual contact. It is mainly found in females who have many sex partners or who have sex at a very young age. People who suffer from other sexually transmitted diseases are also prone to suffer from this virus. The weak immune system plays an important role in catching an easy viral infection.
Causes of herpes simples
Herpes simplex virus mainly is spread through direct contact with an infected person. Anyone who comes in contact with herpes sore can catch the infection. Even people, who do not show any signs or symptoms of herpes virus infection, carry the virus. This can also transfer the virus to another healthy person. This is known as “viral shedding”.
Effects of Herpes virus on your body
When a person becomes infected with a herpes virus, the virus remains in the body forever. Slowly, the virus moves from the skin cells to nerve cells. When the virus is in the nerve cells, it does not produce any symptoms because it stays in a dormant or inactive form. But a virus can trigger under certain conditions such as:
- Chronic illness
- Mental stress
- Menstrual periods
Symptoms of herpes
In many cases, people do not experience any symptoms. It is sometimes difficult to distinguish between herpes and other skin diseases. Symptoms if occur, include painful sores and blisters on the affected area of skin. Symptoms may be recurrent. The severity of symptoms depends on where it acts and how it enters the body. The disease is not life-threatening, but it can produce a debilitating state of mind.
Treatment for herpes
Herpes is a serious infection and it must be treated by an expert professional. There are different systems of medicine prevalent in the world. Every system has its way of treating a particular ailment.
The conventional system of medicine generally focuses on the physical symptoms that are related to the ailment and tries to give relief from symptoms. Conventional remedies are generally chemical. These remedies provide short term relief from symptoms. Symptoms recur as soon as the virus gets activated again in the body due to a weak immune system.
Natural or alternative systems of medicine such as Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Chinese medicine, and Nutraceuticals aim at changing the terrain of the body and mind to deal with the root cause of the problem.
Ayurvedic system of medicine believes that all body functions are governed by five elements. These five elements are further divided into three doshas: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha for diagnosing any ailment of a person. Ayurvedic texts help us to choose the most effective herb for a particular condition to achieve optimal efficacy.
Nutraceuticals and dietary supplements include various products such as vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and other raw materials that are necessary for our body. Each person has a different constitution and every individual can’t absorb a particular nutrient. Therefore, it is important to understand the constitution of a person before prescribing any medicine and a qualified physician can understand it well.
Homeopathy is also another alternative system of medicine that believes in the highest ideal of cure. According to homeopathy, the highest ideal of cure is to restore the sick to health. In homeopathy, a particular organ or a part of the body is not treated but an organism as a whole is taken into consideration to get rid of any ailment forever. It believes in the holistic treatment of an ailment.
Nobody can force you to take one type of medicine over another. You have the right to choose. It is best to choose a qualified and experienced professional to handle a chronic ailment such as herpes. Click on www.biogetica.com to consult for free with a doctor.
Dr Ritu Sandhu, B.H.M.S., Homeopath, and NASH member graduated From Chandigarh Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, INDIA is a licensed Homeopathy practitioner since the last seventeen years. She writes on health-related topics to share her cumulative experience. Her mission is to uphold the time-honored values of compassion and humanity when caring for patients.