Archive for April 23rd, 2007

Treatment of Herpes

No cure for herpes exists; however, recurrences tend to be milder and of shorter duration than the primary infection. Symptomatic and supportive therapy is essential. Generalized primary infection usually requires an analgesic-antipyretic to reduce fever and relieve pain. Anesthetic mouthwashes, such as viscous lidocaine, may reduce the pain of gingivostomatitis, enabling the patient to eat and preventing dehydration. (Avoid alcohol-based mouthwashes.) Drying agents, such as calamine lotion, eas…

Causes of Genital Herpes

Genital herpes is usually caused by infection with herpes simplex virus Type 2, but some studies report increasing incidence of infection with herpes simplex virus Type 1. This disease is typically transmitted through sexual intercourse, orogenital sexual activity, kissing, and hand-to-body contact. Pregnant women may transmit the infection to neonates during vaginal delivery if an active infection is present. Such transmitted infection may be localized (for instance, in the eyes) or disseminate…

What is Herpes?

Infections caused by herpes simplex virus are now epidemic. More than ten million people in the United States suffer with genital herpes, and many more suffer with labial herpes or cold sores which affect lips, mouth and face. Both are highly contagious when active sores are present. Herpes is caused by a virus which enters your body when you come into contact with someone who is infected and shedding it. Once the virus enters your body, an active infection may develop. If it does, you may be ca…

Genital Warts Treatment

Genital warts is a highly common and contagious sexually transmitted infection that is viral in nature. It is caused by the human papilloma virus or HPV that can easily spread from one person to another through direct skin-to-skin contact during sex. Genital warts can be seen in clusters or can be very tiny for the eye to see. They can also spread in large masses in the genital of the anal area depending on the type of HPV virus that the person is infected with. Genital warts is an infection tha…

What is Syphilis?

Of the many kinds of venereal diseases out there, syphilis seems to be one of the most known and probably one of the most serious. Syphilis has a long standing history of infecting the human population that dates back even in the biblical times. Even today, syphilis is known to infect a great number of people every year. The only difference to day is that there are now effective treatments that can help in curing this dreaded disease. Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease that is caused by …