Herpes is caused due to the virus known as Herpes simplex or in short HSV. It is synonymous with genital herpes but when it affects the area of the skin near the mouth and on the lips it is known as cold sores. The herpes simplex virus 1 is responsible for facial herpes while the herpes simplex virus 2 is responsible for genital herpes. The symptoms of both these medical conditions are similar as they appear in the form of blisters and results in itching and irritation of the skin. Cold sores are formed mainly due to HSV 1 and are initially accompanied by the reddening of the skin. IT leads to the formation of blisters containing pus like fluid inside it. A tingling sensation is the symptom after which patients report to the doctor and look for the various methods of treatment including home remedies and antiviral agents like Valtrex. Natural methods include the usage of lysine.
Genital herpes is the result of the HSV 2 and infects the genital area as the name suggests. It causes a lot of embarrassment to people as patients are reluctant to seek medical advice to deal with such situations. Vaginal herpes is seen in women. The symptoms include pain and body ache, discharge of fluids from reproductive organs and flu like symptoms. Antiviral agents are used in such cases. On of the main prescription pill that is used for treatment is Valtrex.
Lysine is an amino acid which is highly productive in the fight against herpes simplex virus. It is a natural treatment method. Unfortunately it is not directly produced within the body and has to be derived from food products through our diet. Milk, eggs are some of the products that have a lysine content in them. Lysine supplements are also available if lysine content obtained from the diet proves to be inadequate.
Antiviral products like acyclovir and Valtrex are widely used against the symptoms of herpes. They can be taken orally as they have good solubility in water. Aciclovir is the main antiviral agent and Valtrex has is derived from it so that the body can adapt to antiviral agents easily. Antiviral agents go a long way in preventing outbreaks of herpes and suppress the symptoms and outbreak of herpes. They make the herpes virus inactive by not allowing it to grow and multiply.