Talking about herpes control, it is clear that our scientists have been working round the clock to find a vaccine for this STI. However, the solutions found so far have shown limited effectiveness in thwarting herpes.As much as 16% of the US society aged between 14 to 49 has genital herpes. This is according to a recent released by the Center for Disease Control and prevention at a Conference in Atlanta Georgia. The report further shows that women have the highest rate of herpes infection.
Recently, however, there was good news that a new drug has been discovered by scientists from the University of Texas. Well, as we all look forward to a potentially bright future below are some simple tips that can help mitigate the symptoms of this dreaded STI.
Correcting your diet by avoiding certain foods can help control this infection effectively. Thus’ people suffering from this STI should eat a well-balanced and nutritious diet as it ease the symptoms of herpes. For example, eating foods rich in lysine will help slow down the growth of the virus. On the other hand, one should avoid eating junk or processed foods as their consumption can contribute in worsening the herpes symptoms. Again, people suffering from this infection should take plenty of water and avoid caffeine and alcohol in order to combat herpes infection effectively.
The virus of herpes is anaerobic hence; it cannot survive in an oxygen rich environment. Therefore, oxygen therapy can help ease the swelling and pain in the genital area. The therapy is not that painful, as people may tend to think as long as an expert conducts it. On the other hand, it may be expensive at some point but be sure to be pleased with the outcome. This therapy also helps reduce the chances of transmitting the virus to others.
Keeping the lesions dry and clean
This may seem obvious but it helps a lot by keeping the infection area clean. You can either sprinkle some cornstarch in your underwear to make the area stay dry all long. It is recommended that one should take at least three to four baths in a day with hot salt water, as this will aid the control process of herpes. With some people, drying using a towel may be uncomfortable or too painful hence one can use a hairdryer to dry the genital area.
Stress is something that we encounter in day-to-day life. Having this infection is a very stressful situation itself. Therefore, if one can try as much as possible to avoid dwelling on the stressful implications of your infection, it would do you good in the herpes control process. Engaging in regular exercises, getting enough sleep and eating healthily will help you reduce stress dramatically.
The harsh truth is that there is no known cure that will totally cure herpes. Below information given for Homeopathic control for herpes. According to experts, men and women often fear to be tested and doctors too are reluctant to discuss sexual health with their patients. As they say, it is better late than never, therefore know your status and do not think your life is over once you find yourself with this STI since there are so many control measures.