I’ve never had herpes but I noticed my daughter/son has just developed a cold sore. How is this possible?
It is important to remember herpes can be spread by skin to skin contact. This means that if your son or daughter has come into contact with someone who has a cold sore (whether a family member or partner), they… Continue Reading
What vitamins or alternative treatments are best to take when one has Herpes?
Various alternative treatments and vitamins can be useful in treating herpes symptoms. These include: Echinacea Zinc Aloe Vera Rhubarb cream Vitamin C Lysine Peppermint oil Propolis Lemon Balm Eleutherococcus better known as Siberian Ginseng
Is Herpes an Autoimmune disorder?
Yes, Herpes can be classed as an acquired autoimmune disorder.
Can one classify Herpes based on the area in which it develops?
Yes, Herpes can be classified based on where the lesions or Herpes Virus is present: Herpetic Gingivostomatitis presents itself on the gums of the mouth Herpes Genitalis presents itself on and around the male or female genitalia Herpes Labialis presents… Continue Reading
What does a Herpes Lesion look like?
The Herpes Virus may be present without any outward symptoms. When symptoms do occur, these may appear as small, fluid filled and painful blisters that crust over and flake. The sores may be surrounded by profuse swelling and irritation in… Continue Reading
What are the two types of Herpes?
Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1 – Oral Herpes) Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2 – Genital Herpes)
Could I be unaware that I have Herpes?
The Herpes virus is still transmittable even if one has never been kissed nor had sexual intercourse as oral herpes can be transmitted through the use of towels or during a family meet-and-greet in which one of your relatives gives… Continue Reading
Can one have a test for Genital Herpes?
A test for Genital Herpes can be done. During the test, your Doctor or GP will require a sample to be taken from a possible Herpes lesion. This will be viewed under a microscope (possible in a laboratory) to establish… Continue Reading
Can using a Condom protect me from getting Herpes?
Condoms are very responsible protective measures for preventing the transfer of most STD’s however with genital herpes; some of the areas that are affected with the blisters (outbreak) may still be exposed as the condom may not cover these areas… Continue Reading
Can I give blood if I have herpes?
Herpes is not spread through the transfer of blood as it doesn’t live in your blood. The Herpes virus lives in ganglion (nerve cells). However during the first herpes outbreak, you should not donate blood. If you are taking antiviral… Continue Reading
I have been in a monogamous relationship for several years with my partner and have just been diagnosed with herpes. Could my partner have on me?
You or your partner may have contracted the herpes virus a long time ago, or have the herpes virus with no visible symptoms. So, the fact is, he or she may not have “cheated on you” due to the virus… Continue Reading