Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a virus called herpes simplex virus (HSV).
There are 2 different types of the virus (type 1 and type 2), both of which can affect the genitals. One of the types is the same virus that causes cold sores around the mouth (type 1).
Genital herpes causes painful blisters and sores on and around the genitals. It can also sometimes cause problems if it’s caught for the first time either very early or very late in pregnancy.
Many people with the herpes virus do not experience any symptoms when first infected.
If symptoms do occur they usually take between 2 and 12 days after contact to appear.
Sometimes symptoms may not be noticed until months, or sometimes years, after being in contact with the virus. If you do get symptoms, it does not mean you have just caught the virus.
Once you have the herpes infection, the virus stays in your body. It can lie dormant for long periods, but can reactivate in the area that was originally infected. If the virus reactivates, the sores and blisters can reappear. This is known as a ‘recurrent episode’ of genital herpes.
This first episode of genital herpes may last from 2 to 4 weeks. Repeated episodes are not usually as severe, or long, as the first and you may never have a repeat episode.
Symptoms of the first infection can include spots or red bumps around the genital area. These can be very painful. In time, these swellings can break open and form sores or ulcers which gradually crust over, forming new skin as they heal.
Other symptoms include:
If you have a recurrent infection, your symptoms may include:
Topically apply, 15 drops Cell Rejuvenation over the spine, in the evening, every second day; this blend is very strong and contains cinnamon which may cause a reaction if used every single day.
Insert Reproductive System Cleanser, vaginally (same as a tampon), squeeze half a pipette full (0.5ml) into the vaginal lumen, once a day. Lie flat on your back when performing this process to ensure the oil gets absorbed properly. It is best to do this just before bedtime. Lying down will reduce leakage of the blend from your vagina that could occur while standing or walking around. Absorption by the vaginal vessels, flow into the body’s circulatory system, which distributes to the body’s organs and bodily systems.
Or topically apply 15 drops of the Reproductive System Cleanser over the genitals, once a day.
L-lysine can help prevent outbreaks. Take 1000 milligrams, three times daily. Zinc and Vitamin C improves immunity, which may provide broad anti-viral support.