Herpes Simplex Virus

by Maureen Kelley February 16, 2017

Herpes simplex 1 (HSV-1) and (HSV-2) are two different types of the Herpes virus. HSV-1 is the oral type of herpes that shows up around the mouth or lips. The lesions usually look like a cold sore or a fever blister. HSV-2 is usually located in the genitals or rectum with sores in those specific areas.

HSV-1 is usually contracted by oral secretions or sores or by kissing someone with a lesion. Also sharing utensils or toothbrushes can transfer the virus.

HSV-2 is almost always contracted through sexual contact from a person who has a genital HSV-2 infection or outbreak.

People with the virus will experience periods of outbreaks and periods of dormancy. There are some triggers that may cause an outbreak such as; fatigue, stress, general illness, immunosuppression, trauma, and menstruation.

Symptoms of HSV 1 & 2 are blisters around affected areas usually the mouth, genitals, and rectum.

There are several different oral as well as topical medications that treat HSV1 & HSV2.

Herpes can be very painful and usually prior to a breakout you will feel tingling or burning sensation in the area. The blisters can be very painful as well.

HSV-1 & 2 is a virus and cannot be cured. Once it is in the cells it can remain inactive until something triggers it to be active.

Epizyn has been helpful at preventing an outbreak or healing an outbreak faster. Any damaged skin surrounding an outbreak has healed quicker.  Some stinging may occur with the first few uses but subsides within seconds. This is because it is repairing the damaged cells. Use Epizyn am and pm for optimal healing.




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