Understanding and dealing with Herpes Lesions
Herpes lesions occur when there are breaks in the skin because of the cold sores and blisters that the disease causes. It is important to treat these with the appropriate care so as to minimise the likelihood of a secondary infection occurring and to allow for faster healing.
There are no medications that can cure herpes but there are medications that you can take to deal with the symptoms and to protect yourself against infections.
One basic tip would be to take supplements to boost your immunity which is your body's natural defense against disease and infection.
Consult your doctor about what medications you can take for the disease.
To deal with the sores, you want to avoid touching them as it can cause the infection to spread to other parts of your body. It is also important to keep the infected area dry and clean at all times. This is because damp conditions are more prone to harboring germs and diseases. Refrain from wearing tight undergarments during an outbreak as they may irritate the skin and cause chaffing.
An outbreak typically can occur days or weeks after being infected and it can only be diagnosed while the sores are active so it is important to get tested immediately. Sores and blisters can take about two weeks to heal and it is best to avoid sexual activities during this time.
One common misconception is that herpes can cause AIDS. This is unfounded as the two are unrelated diseases. What science does suggest is that because herpes lesions are cuts or breaks in the skin, this can leave an infected person more prone to getting HIV during unprotected sex with a HIV positive person.
It is necessary to understand the facts surrounding herpes so that you can protect yourself. Taking care of herpes lesions and preventing further infection is an important step along the path to better health.