Treating Herpes Simplex Naturally!
None of us wants to hear that we have the H-word. When we hear “herpes,” we’re usually talking about the herpes simplex virus. The telltale signs are blister-like sores on the mouth or genitals, which can be painful and unsightly. (Another form of herpes is the herpes zoster virus, also known as “shingles”—but we’ll save this topic for another blog post.)
Thankfully, having herpes doesn’t mean that we have to suffer. I offer a homeopathic treatment protocol that is very effective and safe, with quick results. You, too, can benefit from this protocol. But first, here is everything you need to know about herpes—including facts, causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
If you have herpes, you’re not alone. Unfortunately, the herpes simplex virus is very common. Oral herpes affects more than 50 percent of the US population. Genital herpes, the most bothersome form, affects one out of six people aged 14 to 49.
There are two types of herpes simplex virus: herpes type 1 (HSV-1) and herpes type 2 (HVS-2). In most cases, herpes type 1 causes sores around the mouth and lips, and herpes type 2 causes sores around the genitals or rectum. However, in some cases herpes type 1 can cause genital herpes as well.
How Did I Get Herpes?
The oral herpes virus (type 1) can be spread through kissing or sharing objects such as drinking cups, utensils, or toothbrushes. The sores that appear are often called cold sores or fever blisters.
Genital herpes (usually type 2) is transmitted through sexual contact. Many people don’t realize that you can get genital herpes from someone even when they do not have visible sores. Wearing a condom does not always prevent transmission, as the virus can be present on the uncovered skin.
Once the herpes simplex virus is in our bodies, the symptoms may come and go. The virus may become latent and we’ll enjoy periods of time without the blister-like sores. But there is currently no cure for herpes. The virus remains in our bodies, whether it’s latent or active.
What Causes My Outbreaks?
You may notice that the symptoms of herpes appear at certain times. Outbreaks may occur during periods of illness, fatigue, or stress. Women may notice symptoms while they are menstruating. With genital herpes, sexual activity may bring on an outbreak. Sometimes, a drug such as steroids or chemotherapy can trigger an attack.
What Are the Symptoms?
The telltale signs of active herpes typically appear as one or more blisters around the affected area (the mouth, genitals, or rectum). When the blisters break, they turn into tender sores. With genital herpes, the symptoms may present as cracked, raw, and red areas around the genitals or rectum. You may also have an itching or burning sensation in these areas. The blisters are sometimes (but not always) accompanied by flu-like symptoms such as swollen lymph nodes, fever, and fatigue.
Some lucky people never develop herpes symptoms. These people have antibodies that protect them from viral exacerbations. They may be carriers of the virus, but they may never have an outbreak. Or an outbreak may occur years after they become infected.
How Can I Treat Herpes?
The typical Western medical treatment for herpes is antiviral medications. Some doctors prescribe taking these medications on a daily basis to keep the symptoms at bay. But antiviral medications are far from perfect. Some people will continue to have frequent exacerbations, even with antiviral meds. And like all medications, these antivirals can cause unpleasant side effects.
Alternatively, I offer a treatment protocol that is natural, safe, quick, and effective. My program includes homeopathy, intravenous vitamin infusions, and a customized nutrition plan. The goal of this treatment is to improve immune system function—and the result is freedom from herpes symptoms.
Using Homeopathy to Treat Herpes
The principal of homeopathy is “like cures like.” In other words, the same substance that causes symptoms can also be used to treat those symptoms. We use highly diluted forms of these substances in each treatment protocol. Because these remedies are administered in micro-doses, they do not cause side effects.
When it comes to herpes, homeopathic remedies are extremely effective. I have years of extensive experience and training in homeopathy, so I am very skillful in choosing homeopathic remedies.
Using Vitamin Infusions and Nutrition to Treat Her pes
We can also help solve your herpes problems with intravenous vitamin infusions. I recommend vitamins B1, B6, B12, Magnesium, and Glutathione. At the same time, I’ll work with you to develop a nutritional program that’s customized for your health needs. Intravenous vitamins, combined with a nutrient-rich diet, will help to boost your immune system function. This will keep your herpes symptoms in check—and will dramatically improve your quality of life.
Stay Healthy and Live with Passion!
Igor Ostrovsky, MD, PhD