Herpes is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the herpes virus, type 1 and type 2, and most people are exposed to herpes simplex virus as children and it is contaminated sexually in adulthood. It is the type 2 virus that causes genital herpes. Type1 can cause genital herpes as well but most commonly it causes oral herpes and the symptoms are noticed in the form of infection in mouth and lips, also known as cold-sore.
HSV-2 causes only genital herpes and can spread from an infected person to a non-infected person through sexual intercourse and unfortunately there is no particular cure for herpes. It can reoccur later in your life in times of stress and can be quite painful and unsightly. So, the wise action is to prevent herpes right from the start. Herpes usually does not show any remarkable symptoms but some signs which can be confused with common cold are swollen glands, fever, cold sores. Some specific symptoms can be blisters or tenderness in the genital area which takes time to heal.
Various Ways To Prevent Herpes
Emotional and physical body stress may tend to reduce the ability of the body to prevent catching herpes. With too much mental stress, you can suffer from psychosomatic disorders which may be evident in the form of cold sores because you will become more susceptible to the virus.
Thus, to prevent herpes, try to meditate, breathe deeply and relax for at least an hour every day because these will keep your body calm and prevent it from catching the herpes virus by making it less susceptible.
Before being physically involved with your partner, make the comfort zone for yourself by finding out whether your partner has herpes. If it is so then immediately avoid intercourse. If your partner has genital herpes then it is highly contagious and can be passed on to you even if it is right in the inception stage.
So rather than being involved momentarily save yourself lifetime repetitive pain and discomfort by avoiding intercourse with an infected partner and thus preventing herpes.
If you are unable to find out whether your male partner is infected with herpes, then to prevent yourself from contaminating the virus, you should always insist on using proper protection while having sexual intercourse by asking your partner to use latex condoms which will prevent the transmission of the virus if it is genital herpes.
If you see signs of HSV 1 in your partner then avoid any kind of oral intimacy with your partner to prevent yourself from catching the virus.
Herpes virus type 1 can be contaminated through too much exposure to sun. Too much sunlight often causes cold sores through the ultra-violet rays. So to prevent herpes avoid too much sunlight exposure.
Always carry an umbrella when you are going out in the sun and also apply liberal quantities of sun block cream. Also try to wear a wide brim hat to avoid sun rays on your face. Blocking the ultra violet rays of sun will help you prevent herpes.
Herpes being a viral disease can be spread from one person who is contaminated with cold sores, to another through the use of contaminated items. To prevent herpes, if you are aware of the infection of your roommate or friend then strictly avoid using his/her items like towels, robes, razors, eating utensils and so on.
The virus can spread not only through sexual intercourse but also through the sharing of these items.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.