The Real Truth About Herpes

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Facts you may not know about herpes

1. If you can’t see an outbreak you can’t get herpes.

This is not true. Sometimes an outbreak might be mistaken for something else.

2. If you have herpes, you can’t have children.

This is not true. Herpes has nothing to do with reproduction.

3. If you have herpes you are always contagious.

This is not true. You are only contagious when you can actually see the virus on the skin.

4. Using a condom will prevent getting herpes.

While it is not 100 percent reliable, it is worth using a condom to cut down on your chances of getting or spreading herpes.

5. My test showed I didn’t have herpes – am I safe?

No, it can take up to two weeks for it to show up on a test. It also could take a couple of months for the symptoms to show up.

 

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The main thing to remember about herpes is to be extremely careful. There are many versions of this disease that will leave you with a reminder every time you have an outbreak. Once you get genital herpes you will always have them. Better you are safe and use a condom so you don’t get it rather than have to endure them for the rest of your life.

 

References:

wwwherpes.org.uk

www.thehelpernewsletter.org

www.medlineplus.gov

www.umm.edu

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  • Anto

    I have found that clay powder is a good treatment. Make a paste with water and spread it on the sore. It will insulate it and may help remove the virus from the area to accelerate healing, at the same time providing soothing relief.
    The clay I use is the green one, available in bulk from organic produce stores. Also, the packaged diatomaceous clay from health food shops. The two seem to be fairly equally effective – may actually be the same material.

    It seems that having a herpes outbreak is itself a fairly helpful protection against future outbreaks, provided you look after your health conscientiously. I once had a cold sore on my lip and after it went away I’ve never had another herpes episode in 30 years. Also my partner of 10 years had genital herpes outbreaks from time to time without my apparently catching it, though I had a blood test when we eventually separated and it was positive for that strain of herpes but again – no symptoms. (I should explain I’m a bit of a health nut.)

    Our immune systems will protect us against infectious diseases as long as we take care of our health. It’s pretty simple: Healthy diet, adequate sleep and rest, daily exercise, avoiding environmental toxins, daily sunshine when possible (in the middle of the day for 5-10 minutes each side while naked and lying down, not standing and clothed). Chew slowly at mealtimes, small mouthfuls, don’t drink fluids for an hour before and an hour and a half after meals, eating no more than three times a day – two is better.

    Alcohol – no. Smoking – no. Vaccines – no. Other pharmaceutical drugs – as a last resort maybe, otherwise no.