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Can herpes be cured?

Can herpes be cured?

No: Herpes simplex virus, like all members of this group of viruses, acts like a squatter. Sets up shop in your body and remains there for the rest of your life, although you may never have symptoms. ...Read more

Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


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What are the signs of herpes? Can herpes be cured?

What are the signs of herpes? Can herpes be cured?

Blister-like outbrea: Typically a blister-like rash that progresses to sores and scabs, usually on or near the mouth (oral herpes, cold sores, fever blisters) or the genital or anal area (genital herpes), often recurring from time to time. Treatment speeds healing of outbreaks and can help prevent outbreaks and transmission of the virus to other persons, but there is no cure; infection is life long. ...Read more

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Can herpes be cured if you get it taken care of before it forms completely?

Can herpes be cured if you get it taken care of before it forms completely?

NO: No because you do not know when that ' before it forms completely' , in case of genital herpes using protective prophylaxis may prevent , but once infected virus will stay in the body for ever in the nerve cell. ...Read more

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Can genital herpes be cured at a early stagem?

Can genital herpes be cured at a early stagem?

NO: Once you get infected with genital herpes, you will always be positive for the hsv2. Hsv2 may not always have symptoms and people can live long periods without any issues. Anti-viral medications can help shorten the duration of the outbreaks and there are some fda approved antiviral medications that can be taken daily as suppression and a prophylactic prescription. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I cure herpes of the mouth?

How can I cure herpes of the mouth?

Depends: Hsv1 is very common and the majority of the adult population have antibodies to the disease which commonly causes cold sores or apthous ulcers in the mouth. This is often self limiting, but antiviral meds may help shorten the course. If it is hsv2, that is genital herpes, which can be found in the oral cavity from oral sex with an infected person, and is treated as genital herpes with medications. ...Read more

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Is there any proof that oil pulling can cure herpes or just suppress the outbreaks?

Myths: You are asking real physicians if a fake process can cure an incurable infection? No. This would be a false myth with absolutely no truth to it. Remember herpes does not live in the skin but deep in the tissues in the nerves! ...Read more