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