Herpes And Oral Sex

HSV-1 or HSV- 2 and oral sex are closely related and have a huge impact on each other.

Herpes Simplex Virus-1 affects the upper part of the body and can also affect the brain and nervous system. The most common place affected with HSV-1 is the lip and facial area. HSV-1 causes symptoms such as cold sores and fever blisters.

Oral sex with a person who has either HSV-1 or HSV-2 can change ones life in seconds. Herpes is an incurable disease that can only be treated not fully cured. The virus, even though not visible as skin lesions but dormant takes up residence in the individual’s body and even during treatment will not be removed.

If an individual (both male and female) is infected with the virus and performs oral sex on a uninfected individual, the status of the uninfected individual will change to the person having HSV-2. The virus can be further transmitted by sexual intercourse, which can have drastic results…

Cold sores or blisters can appear on the genital area of the person, causing immense pain, discomfort and embarrassment. In this case, it is best to know the status of one’s body, and should you be infected with either the HSV-1 or HSV-2 virus, identify what can harm or heal your body’s immune system and cells. There are various test’s available to determine if one has contracted HSV-1 or HSV-2.

The following foods have proven to beneficial in treating people with herpes:

  1. Zinc
  2. Vitamin A
  3. Vitamin C
  4. Melissa officinalis, also known as lemon balm will help with the healing of cold sores.

Lysine is found in beans, fish, turkey and vegetables. This amino acid is good for the body and food that is rich in this acid should be consumed frequently.

Foods that contain Arginine, will contribute to the herpes virus growing and spreading throughout the body – chocolate, peanuts almonds and most nuts contain Arginine. This increases the symptoms and dangers associated with the virus.

Prevention is always better than cure, and in this case the best advice that one could give or receive.
Being diagnosed with HSV-1 or HSV-2 can, at times increase the stress levels and confusion in ones life. If the situation call’s on one to have an encounter with Oral Sex, please see that the necessary precautions are taken (condoms) so that no future consequences will be met with in the future.

Precautions That Should Be Taken!

  1. Safe Sex when having sex as well as oral sex. Please use condoms! More than one condom can be used to ensure further safety.
  2. Be Faithful.
  3. Avoid kissing any individual with cold sores or fever blisters.
  4. Avoid using same utensils with infected individuals ensure these are washed properly before use.
  5. Towels and clothing should also be avoided.

The following Also Affects & Influences Cold Sores & Blisters:

  1. Stress
  2. Sun
  3. Fever
  4. Certain foods Consumed
  5. Pregnancy
  6. Fatigue

How to Identify Herpes Virus

Before the cold sore or blisters starts to form, a tingling sensation or itchiness will be experienced on the skin. This is a warning symptom; the individual will also notice that the skin around the itchy/tingling area may be inflamed or red. These symptoms will occur 1-2 days before the blister or cold sore appears. The next symptom experienced will be a cold sore or blister, which has fluid in it. The cold sore or blisters will normally leek or ulcerate, and forms a scab or a yellow crusting around the cold sore or blister.

This yellow crusting means that your cold sore is starting to heal, and thereafter disappears. The out break of the cold sore or blisters can last from 8 to 14 days. If the individual is infected with the HSV-2 virus, lesions can also occur around the anal region.
It is important to remember that with HSV-2 (genital herpes) even if there are no visible signs of blisters or shedding, the virus is still transmittable during unprotected sexual or oral intercourse.

If precautions and tips are taken into consideration and followed through, an individual will stay out of harms way and enjoy a herpes free lifestyle with no discomfort. If however an individual does have the virus, please keep healthy by eating lots of fruits and vegetables and taking a multivitamin regularly. Also keep your immune system high with natural boosters, that will not do harm to your body nor have any side effects. Consult your medical practitioner once a month to see if any new symptoms or cultures have appeared. It is essential that you keep your body free of any harmful toxins and healthy so that the virus is kept under control with no out breaks of blisters or cold sores. Please seek medical advice if confronted with similar symptoms.

Treatment of Herpes

Antiviral Therapy has been found to be effective in helping prevent the occurrence of outbreaks as well as shorten the length of each outbreak. A person can also undergo suppressive therapy should they have the Herpes Virus.

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