Herpes is a virus that can be separated into two different categories: herpes simplex 1 and herpes simplex 2.
Herpes simplex 1 includes oral herpes and cold sores, while herpes simplex 2 includes genital herpes.
Unfortunately, there is no cure for herpes, but there are treatments that can help reduce symptoms and increase the times between flare-ups.
Antivirals are prescribed medications for the treatment of herpes.
Depending on the severity of your case of herpes, antivirals can be taken for anywhere between two to five days to on a daily basis.
Suppressive therapy for the treatment of the herpes simplex virus can also be prescribed. Having to take antiviral medications every day is a form of suppressive therapy because you are suppressing the symptoms of your case of herpes.
Sometimes topical creams can also be prescribed to treat the sores and skin irritation that is associated with herpes.
For more severe cases, topical creams are usually not prescribed as they are not enough to deal with stronger cases of herpes.
Wearing loose clothes is also advised in order to reduce further irritation of the skin.
It is important to go and see your doctor before you decide on a medication for the treatment of your case of either herpes simplex 1 or herpes simplex 2. A doctor will be able to provide you with more information on treatments that are able to provide the best results for your case of herpes.
The type of herpes that you are diagnosed with will also determine which form of treatment you should receive.
A healthy diet and an active lifestyle combined with proper rest and sleep can also help to alleviate symptoms that may occur as a result of the herpes virus.
Remember to be sure of what form of herpes you have been diagnosed with.
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