Homeopathy has been used for centuries to treat and cure disorders. The principal of Homeopathy is “like cures like”. Many homeopathic remedies have been known to treat and cure genital herpes. Homeopathy treats the person as a whole. It means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological condition.
The right combination of homeopathic ingredients can go a long way in helping a patient suffering from Herpes Simplex infections. The remedy is in the form of a liquid and a few drops are placed under the tongue or in water, as per instructions.
What is Herpes and how is it caused?
Herpes is a common infection that is caused by two different but related viruses. The viruses are herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2). They remain in the body for life and often produce symptoms that come and go over time.
The two forms of herpes can infect the oral area, the genital area, or both. When the infection is on or close to the mouth, it is called oral herpes and is typically caused by virus Type 1 (HSV-1). When a herpes infection is on or near the sex organs, it is called genital herpes, typically triggered by virus Type 2 (HSV-2). It is estimated that to 8 out of 10 American adults have oral herpes and 1 out of 4 American adults have genital herpes. Millions of people do not know they have herpes because they never had, or noticed, the herpes symptoms.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that in the United States there are 45 million people, aged 12 and older, infected with one form of this virus. Herpes symptoms may be more painful and last longer in women or men with illnesses that weaken the immune system – like leukemia and HIV
Symptoms of Herpes:
Genital herpes symptoms may include
o burning feelings if urine flows over sores
o inability to urinate if severe swelling of sores blocks the urethra
o open sores
o pain in the infected area
During initial stages of herpes, symptoms may also include
o swollen, tender glands in the pelvic area, throat, and under the arms
o general run-down feelings
o achy, flu-like feelings
Initial herpes symptoms usually appear 2 to 20 days after being infected but not always the case. Sometimes, it may be years before the first symptoms appear.Initial herpes sores often heal in about 2 to 4 weeks but the virus remains in the body and sores can occur once again. These flare-ups tend to heal in 10 to 14 days.
During an active herpes episode, one should follow a few simple steps to speed healing and avoid spreading the infection to others.
• Keep the infected area clean and dry to prevent other infections.
• Avoid touching the sores.
• Wash your hands after contact with the sores.
• Avoid sexual contact from the time of initial symptoms to complete healing, when the scab has fallen off and new skin has formed on the spot.
Diagnosis of Herpes:
Physicians can diagnose genital herpes by examining visible sores for a typical outbreak and by lab tests, taking a sample of the sore cells. Herpes can be challenging to diagnose between outbreaks. Blood tests, which detect HSV-1 or HSV-2 antibodies, can help to detect herpes in people without symptoms or between outbreaks.
Conventional Genital Herpes Treatment
Although there is no cure in conventional medicine for genital herpes, the prescription may be one of three medicines to treat it:
• Acyclovir (Zovirax)
• Famciclovir (Famvir)
• Valacyclovir (Valtrex)
Homeopathic Remedies & Homeopathy Treatment for Genital Herpes
Many homeopathic remedies have been known to treat and cure genital herpes. Homeopathy treats the person as a whole. It means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological condition.
The right mixture of homeopathic ingredients can go a long way in helping a patient suffering from Herpes Simplex infections. The remedy is in the form of a liquid and a few drops are placed under the tongue or in water, as per instructions.
Two such remedies are:
a) Herpes II formula: A combination remedy for genital herpes.
Active ingredients: Apis Mellafica 6X, Aranea Diadema 6X, Argemone Mexicana 6X, Argentum Nitricum 6X.
b) Bio88 for herpes simplex.
Active Ingredients: Caryophyllus X3, Coxsackie X30, X60, X200, Diphterinum X30, X60, X200, Epstein Barr X30, X60, X200, Euphrasia officinalis X5, Herpes simplex X30, X60, X200, Herpes zoster X30, X60, D200, Influenzinum X30, X60, X200, Mononucleosis X30, X60, X200, Morbillinum X30, X60, X200, Poliomyelitis X30, X60, X200, V-grippe X30, X60, X200.