Is There A Cure For Herpes?
Currently there is no recognized medical for a Herpes infection. However, while there is no cure for herpes, nature has provided a natural answer for Herpes. It is in it’s natural concentration in mother’s milk to protect infants from pathogen (bad) bacterial infections and from many virus – including Herpes. It has been clinically shown to be effective in reducing the frequency and duration of outbreaks and, in many cases of long term use, to even prevent re-occurances!
Monolaurin, a simple monoglyceride supplement, is shown to be active against Herpetic virus types. Even the famous Dr. Andrew Weil, (as well as many other doctors) recommends it for Herpes suppression.
The Ultimate Monolaurin is the most complete and concentrated supplemental source of monolaurin. There are additional articles on related topics in the “A-Z Index” on the Home Page, and in the Monolaurin section of the A-Z Index, but a brief introduction follows.
After a few years your outbreaks may become less frequent and weaker. Again just because you are not having an outbreak does not mean you cannot transmit the disease. In most states you will have to disclose the information to your partner to avoid breaking the law.
Basically herpes is the name given to a viral infection. The infection caused by this virus is called Herpes Simplex Virus. There are different forums of the Herpes Simplex Virus but the main variations are Herpes Simplex Virus 1 (HSV1) and Herpes Simplex Virus 2 (HSV2). Next to the common cold herpes is probably the most common infection in existence.
Generally simplex 1 is based around the mouth region of your body. While simplex 2 is generally located near and around the genitals. Both of these infections can be spread throughout or even into the body.
The main symptom of an HSV 1 infection is generally referred to as cold sores. Other names can include oral blisters, fever blisters; there are other descriptions also. Symptoms do not always occur but a herpes simplex virus 1 infection will result a blister outbreak around the face and mouth. Herpes simplex virus one is hugely common; up to ninety percent of people are infected with HSV-1. Many of these people do not display any symptoms.
The main symptom of an HSV 2 infection is generally referred to as genital herpes. Around 20 percent of adults are infected with genital herpes – HSV2. Out of those 20 percent of adults only another 20 percent of those (estimate) are aware of their infection. Herpes simplex virus 2 symptoms generally occur in the genital region. HSV-2 is classified as a sexually transmitted disease (STD).
HSV1 and HSV2 generally infect separate parts of the body. As stated above HSV1 generally occurs above the waist while HSV2 is generally located below the waist. These infections can be spread to other parts of the body. When this happens the symptoms will generally be less frequent and less severe.
Transmission of an HSV infection, as a general rule, happens through direct skin contact. Some believe that HSV can be spread through various objects like a towel, toilet, etc… There has been no evidence to support these claims.
Condoms can possibly be effective in preventing the transmission of an HSV infection but only if the condom is covering all of the skin that is infected with sores. Abstaining from sex is the only way to ensure not passing on an HSV infection to your partner during an outbreak.
Ocular herpes can be an exception of the skin transmission rule. Ocular herpes is a HSV infection of the eye or eyes. It can be quite serious and may affect ones eyesight. Ocular herpes is spread through some sort of mouth to eye transmission.
As always, it might be a good idea to discuss other options with your doctor and with the monolaurin information above.
Even better, take a look at our 3-Step Herpes and Shingles article!