Remedies for Treating Herpes on Nose

While uncomfortable, nasal herpes is no more or less contagious than other forms of herpes. Of course, if you are suffering from herpes up and on your nose then it can become very frustrating, especially if people mention this to you on a regular basis. One of the biggest causes of getting cold sores up the nose is down to excessive mucus and phlegm. As mucus and phlegm builds up you are more inclined to blow your nose and this...

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How Essential Oils Can Help Treat Facial Herpes
Nov23

How Essential Oils Can Help Treat Facial Herpes

The herpes virus very commonly shows itself in the form of cold sores around the mouth. These can be uncomfortable and at times painful but more than anything, cold sores are unsightly and can make the person with the infection self-conscious and uncomfortable. While there is no known cure for HSV1 (herpes simplex virus) or herpes at all, it is possible to monitor the condition and essential oils are a magnificent way to keep symptoms...

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Will There Ever be a Cure For Herpes?
Nov15

Will There Ever be a Cure For Herpes?

Research into a cure for herpes is still in its very early days and there is a lot of progress yet to be made before a cure can be found. The biggest thing that is holding researchers back on a cure is the nature of herpes itself. When the herpes virus is active you are able to visibly see the symptoms of this disease however when the virus is in its latent stage it can be almost impossible to find. By hiding away within the body, the...

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How to Reduce Your Chances of Catching Herpes From An Infected Partner
Nov13

How to Reduce Your Chances of Catching Herpes From An Infected Partner

Herpes is an infection that is a form of the herpes simplex virus (HSV). It comes in type 1 and 2 and both forms of the virus are highly contagious, passing easily between people through physical contact. HSV1 usually manifests itself in the form of cold sores and HSV2 commonly causes infections of the genitals including painful blisters. As there is no cure for this contagious disease, it is important to limit the spread of it by...

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Living With Herpes: An Introduction
Nov08

Living With Herpes: An Introduction

A diagnosis of genital herpes can cause us to really feel as though we have lost our footing in life. Where you previously might have felt that the world was your oyster, it can suddenly feel that many, if not all, of your options have been removed. The choices that you once thought were yours are now no longer there. An apparently carefree life has disappeared.

People usually discover that they have herpes when they develop lesions in the genital area. Herpes outbreaks are symptoms indicating that the virus is active. Some people have the virus and never experience symptoms, so it’s reasonable to assume that the virus is never active. Other people have the virus and experience frequent symptoms. For some reason, the virus is very active in their bodies. What is the difference between these people? And if we knew what the difference between them was, would this enable us to develop a way to manage our herpes outbreaks?

Think about another virus with which we are very familiar: the common cold. We all know that in an enclosed space, a large number of people can be exposed to a cold virus at any one point in time. Yet, the virus seems to behave in different ways in different people. Some people can become very ill, pneumonia may develop. Others never develop a cold at all. If the varying responses to the same cold virus demonstrate the different levels of opportunity for viral activity in different people, then we can see that the different levels of response illustrate differences between people rather than the virulence of the virus – because the virus is the same in everyone.

Now lets think about the many and varied things we do to protect ourselves from getting a cold. Some people take vitamin C, others take herbal antiviral medications like Echinacea. Both of these help by boosting the immune system. Other people swear by a healthy diet and other people will say that their positive attitude helps them to keep colds at bay. We all know that if we are feeling tired and run down or are feeling unhappy, then we are more susceptible to colds.

So, we already have a basic working knowledge of how to deal with the behaviour of viruses – and, as a virus, the herpes virus is really no different. Think of it as an opportunist – its normal state is being dormant and inactive in your body, yet it will take advantage of any opportunity that you give it to make its presence felt. Opportunities seem to be an inefficient immune system, stress, unhappiness, tiredness etc – all those things that we know can trigger colds. Your responsibility then, is to consciously begin to reduce the number of opportunities that you give the herpes virus to wake up and become active.

The way that you do this is quite important. Our instinctive response in a situation like this is to put the barriers up – to go on the defensive. The result of this is that you run the risk of making things worse. This is because you effectively put more energy into creating and maintaining your defence than you do on creating good health in your body. And good health is many more times powerful than a defence system because it can never be breached.

Also, when you concentrate on creating and maintaining defence in your body, you are constantly keeping an awareness of herpes in your mind. And so, because you are thinking about it, it will stay active. The most effective place to put your attention, is on creating good health within your body. When you have good health you are creating an environment which is inhospitable to the herpes virus. Put simply, it doesn’t want to come out to play if the environment doesn’t suit it.

How do you decide what is good health? Look at your diet so that your body has all the vitamins and minerals that it needs to fight herpes. A good nutritionist can also help you here. And secondly, as we know from the people who have fewer colds – our attitude to life is important. Those people who feel that they are carrying the weight of the world on their shoulders and who feel that they don’t deserve any better from life are the people who have more colds – and it’s the same for herpes. Attitude matters.

How Essential Oils Can Help Treat Facial Herpes

The herpes virus very commonly shows itself in the form of cold sores around the mouth. These can be uncomfortable ...
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Will There Ever be a Cure For Herpes?

Research into a cure for herpes is still in its very early days and there is a lot of progress ...
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How long do herpes outbreaks last?

People usually discover that they have herpes when they develop lesions in the genital area. For many, the first infection ...
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