Oral Herpes - Herpes on Mouth and its Cure
Herpes is a type of skin infection that usually causes painful blister, watery lesion and cold sore around the infected areas. Herpes simplex virus1 and herpes simplex virus2 are the main causes of herpes. Herpes simplex virus1 causes oral herpes or mouth herpes and herpes simplex virus2 causes genital herpes.
Both types of viruses are highly contagious and any person can easily get this virus in their body. Oral or mouth herpes is one of the types of herpes that usually spreads through kissing, having oral sexual activity and by any way that virus can get in your mouth. People may also get herpes simplex virus 1 or oral herpes even if the patient has no symptoms of it. So you can assume how contagious herpes is. Many people surviving with herpes don’t even know that they are suffering from oral herpes due to very mild symptoms or asymptomatic of herpes.
As far as the symptoms of mouth herpes are concerned, such symptoms may be severe or they can be mild too. Usually the mouth or oral herpes symptoms occur around the area of tongue or lips. The most common symptoms of mouth herpes are small fluid-filled blisters on tongue, lips, inside cheek and inside the mouth. Symptoms include cold sores on the tongue, painful watery lesion on the lips, itching burning and tingling around the mouth and lips area, sore throat, difficult in swallowing, etc. You can also get symptoms of it like muscle pain, flu. All these symptoms usually occur within two or three weeks after getting exposure of herpes simplex virus.
As we all know that herpes is categorized as chronic disease so it is a long term illness that can’t be cured. However you can manage your mouth herpes symptoms by taking several medicines like acyclovir, Valtrex, val-acyclovir. It is a fact that these medicines can’t cure herpes forever but this can reduce the severity of herpes symptoms. You can also go for the laser treatment in order to treat herpes. It is considered that natural therapy is the best way to treat any kind of herpes.
Oral herpes prevention is the best way to stop spreading herpes virus. Prevention is far better than cure. Here are the some precautions that can help to prevent spreading herpes.
One of the best ways to prevent spreading herpes is to be honest to other. If you know that you are suffering from herpes, let your partner know about it. As much as possible, avoid oral form of sexual activities. Do not ever use infected towels, toothbrush, utensils and any other infected stuff that may be harmful for your health.