Understanding Different Types of Treatments of Genital Herpes (Simplex Virus Type2 - HSV)
What is Genital herpes? Genital herpes is nothing but a type of sexually transmitted disease commonly referred as STD. Genital herpes is caused by a virus called herpes simplex (HSV) and its classified in to two different types HSV-1 and HSV-2.
The symptoms are something like getting sores in the genital area and it is mostly transmitted through different types of sexual acts, like vaginal, oral, or anal sex. The most important point here is that its specially transmitted from an unprotected sex, that is when the infected person skin touches the oral, vaginal or anal area.
Allopathic drugs and ointments are used widely for the treatments of genital herpes. But, still there are quiet a lot of natural or herbal medicines for treating genital herpes today!
The herbal medicines that are used in the treatments of genital herpes are used to improve the immune system of our body. Some of the herbal treatments of genital herpes (simplex virus type2) used medicines that are used to reduce the stress which is an important factor in the outbreak of the disease. Herbs like Echinacea and Ginseng are used in treatments of genital herpes.
The allopathic drugs that are used in the treatments of genital herpes are both topical creams and oral drugs.The most common and frequently used cream or oral drug in the treatments of genital herpes is acyclovir. But, unlike natural treatments where there is'nt any know side effects, incase of allopathy drugs its a known fact that irrespective of whatever drug that you use, it has its own side effects, which you cannot avoid. So, its always better to check with your physician before taking any drug or medication.
Acyclovir is available in the pills, creams, and intravenous formulations. Pills are the most preferred for the treatments of genital herpes. In persons who are immuno-deficient, the drug valacyclovir is used for treatments of genital herpes. This drug is a compound that is broken apart in the body to release acyclovir. The other drug that is used in the treatments of genital herpes is the Famciclovir.
There are many home remedies available that can be used in the treatments of genital herpes. Melissa Officinalis Extract is used on the sores in the treatments of genital herpes. People who are having genital herpes should avoid having sex when they are undergoing treatments of genital herpes.
Having sex with their partners would spread the virus to them also. It is advised to have safe sex with the use of condoms when they are in treatments of genital herpes (simplex virus type2). Selenium and Elderberry Extract is taken in to prevent any further outbreak of the herpes.
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