Facts on Oral Herpes Cures
Oral Herpes Cure

Oral Herpes Cure

Herpes is caused by the herpes simplex virus and is an infection that causes blisters and sores on the skin. There are 2 types of herpes; herpes simplex 1 and herpes simplex 2. Basically, these are oral herpes and genital herpes.

What is Oral Herpes?

Oral herpes, or herpes simplex 1, is a viral infection of the skin. Herpes of the mouth, or oral herpes, is recognized by blisters or “cold sores” on the mouth and lips.

Oral herpes is contagious and can be spread through any contact with the lips such as kissing or sharing lipstick or even drinking glasses. If you have oral sex, you can spread your oral herpes to someone else’s genitals.

Oral herpes can also be spread if you touch your herpes sores and then touch another open sore or cut on your body without washing your hands.

It’s very important that you always wash your hands and be very careful of dishes and other objects that come into contact with your mouth that could be used by other members of your house or family.

Is There a Cure?

Technically, there is no cure for oral herpes. Once you contract the virus, it will stay in your body forever. However, studies are being conducted every day to try to find a cure.

There are treatments to help when an outbreak occurs and there are treatments to try to prevent outbreaks from occurring.

What Medicines Help Herpes Simplex 1?

There are different medicines that can help with the treatment of herpes simplex 1. The most common treatment is an antiviral medicine that is applied to the area of the cold sore directly such as Denavir.

Denavir/Penciclovir

Denavir (brand name of the drug, Penciclovir) is a cream that helps treat cold sores and recurrences of cold sores.

It is not a cure for oral herpes but can help ease the discomfort of the blisters and help them heal faster.

This drug keeps the infected cells from replicating themselves which keeps new sores from forming and speeds up the healing process.

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