Herpes – A Highly Contagious Skin Infection
Herpes is a type of contagious infection that mainly attacks on your skin. Reason of this infection is a family of virus that are named after Herpes Simplex. There are two types of herpes virus in a family. Type one virus is called Herpes Simplex Virus 1 often abbreviated as HSV-1. This virus is the main cause of infection on your mouth and its surrounded area. Outbreak of this virus generally happens when a contaminated person shares same utensils with a person who is not infected, kissing, cuddling with uninfected person, and enjoying some oral action with contaminated person. Symptoms of this virus may vary depending on how severe your condition is. Symptoms of this virus may include cold sores, redness, blisters, pimples, painful lesions, irritation and eczema. Sometimes, symptoms of this virus may not be seen for years and even after your whole life elapsed, whereas you have been infected with this virus in childhood. Type 2 virus is called Herpes Simplex Virus 2 and also abbreviated as HSV-2. It is a type of virus that generally attacks genitals and reproductive part of your body. symptoms of this virus also differ depending on the severity of your condition. This virus can spread itself if two person having unprotected sex, having two sex partner at the same time, performing oral action during sex and being female may also be the reason because a female is at higher risk of being contaminated with this virus than that of a male. We can classify this disease as Sexually Transmitted Disease. So prevention is better than cure. So you should have protected sex always as it can save your life and can protect you from unwanted disease. These virus never go off from your body once they entered and can last forever in your body till your last breath but you don’t have to be worry about it as its symptoms may not distraught you forever. Even if this virus is in you, you may not feel any symptoms throughout your life as it has the potential to put itself in an idle condition till your last breath but once these symptoms arise on your body then these symptoms may keep arising on your body every now and then.
Treatment and Cure for Herpes
Although there is no cure available for this virus but there are still some medication for herpes that may help you to mild your severity. Antiviral agents may be used to treat infections caused by virus. These medications are antiviral medicines that are available throughout the market. Some of the medications are acyclovir, famcyclovir and valaciclovir. These three medications are used to control HSV-1 and HSV-2. Acyclovir is one of the most active agent when it comes to overcoming this virus and it can be said that it is the most prescribed antiviral for herpes. You can take acyclovir for 4 to 5 times a day till you fully don’t get cured. It has the potential to control outbreak of this virus and may soothe you with your herpes. Another medicine in the list is Valacyclovir. Valacyclovir is known as a pro-drug. It is as same as acyclovir, when we take Valacyclovir our body converts it to acyclovir but the difference is that you don’t have to take it as often as acyclovir. This medication convey acyclovir more efficiently so that the body absorbs much of the drug, which has the benefit of taking the medication fewer times during the day. Famciclovir is well observed and persist for a longer time in body and it can be taken lewes frequently than acyclovir. So we can say that antiviral medication helps in curing herpes but partially. Plus they have some side effects as well. So one can take these medications if he is ready to bear side effects of these medications.