HERPES AND ITS HOMOEOPATHIC TREATMENT
Herpes is an infection caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV). Oral herpes which is caused by HSV type1, it causes cold sores around the mouth or face. While genital herpes affects the genitals, buttocks or anal area. It is caused by HSV type 2. Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease. It affects the genitals, buttocks or anal area. While some people have no symptoms, others get sores near the area where the virus has entered the body. They turn into blisters, become itchy and painful, and then heal. Most of the patients have outbreaks several times a year. Herpes viruses cycle between periods of active disease (presenting as blisters containing infectious virus particles) that last 2–21 days, followed by a remission period. Genital herpes, however, is often asymptomatic, though viral shedding may still occur. After initial infection, the viruses are transported along sensory nerves to the sensory nerve cell bodies, where they become latent and reside lifelong. Causes of recurrence are uncertain, though some potential triggers have been identified, including immunosuppressant drugs. The previously latent virus then multiplies new virus particles in the nerve cell and these are transported along the axon of each neuron to the nerve terminals in the skin, where they are released. Over time, episodes of active disease reduce in frequency and severity.
Herpes simplex is most easily transmitted by direct contact with a lesion or the body fluid of an infected individual. Transmission may also occur through skin-to-skin contact during periods of asymptomatic shedding. Barrier protection methods are the most reliable method of preventing transmission of herpes, but they merely reduce rather than eliminate risk. Oral herpes is easily diagnosed if the patient presents with visible sores or ulcers.
Homoeopathic medicines like graphites, natrum mur, rhus tox have shown wonderful results in treating recurrent herpes. Rhus tox is one of the wonderful remedies for herpes which helps in treating suppuration and itching and moist herpetic eruptions. While sepia helps in healing suppurating itching and dry or moist herpetic eruptions. However, nat-c, merc, dulc, petroleum, lyco shown miracles in suppurating blisters. Arsenic and clematis acts well when there is burning itching. Natrum mur is indicated when there is herpes accompanied with fever and it also helped me it treating cases of genital herpes. Ledum , phos, sil helps in cases of dry herpetic eruptions.