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What You Should Know When You Have Been Diagnosed With Herpes

Health & Medical Blog

When you go to the doctor with some discomfort in your genital area, the last thing you think you are dealing with is genital herpes. However, this is a far more common occurrence than most people would think. In 2013, the number of people seeking treatment for an initial outbreak of genital herpes was around 320,000, a steep increase from the previous year making it far more prevalent than most people believe. So, now that you have received your diagnosis, get to know the treatments available to you to help keep the herpes virus under control as much as possible. 

Prescription Medication

Pharmacy services are the best friend of anyone who receives a diagnosis of genital herpes. Antiviral medications will be a go-to for any outbreaks a person may have, especially their initial outbreak. 

These medications are not a cure for genital herpes. There is no known cure as herpes is a viral infection. However, antiviral drugs work to suppress the virus from moving its way to the surface of the skin which leads to painful and itchy blistering and viral shedding that increases the likelihood the virus will be transmitted to another person. 

Depending on the severity of outbreaks and their frequency, a person may only be told to seek out pharmacy services to get their medication when outbreaks occur which is know as intermittent treatment. Suppressive treatment is for people who have frequent or extremely severe outbreaks or who have an uninfected sexual partner. This involves taking antiviral medications on a daily basis indefinitely. 

Additional Steps to Take

Antivirals are the only medical treatment available to reduce the number and severity of outbreaks caused by genital herpes. However, some lifestyle changes will help as well. 

First of all, eating healthy and exercising regularly keeps the body healthy and strong. This health and strength overall will help your body to fight off the spread and replication of the virus in the body so that outbreaks occur less often. 

Oftentimes, outbreaks also coincide with times when a person is experiencing unusual amounts of stress or is not sleeping well or enough for prolonged periods of time. It is very important to learn how to manage stress and to maintain healthy habits when dealing with a viral infection such as herpes. These basic lifestyle changes can make all the difference and help the antiviral medications to better do their job.

Now that you have an idea of how to treat and deal with your genital herpes diagnosis, all that's left to do is head to the pharmacy and get in the habit of making your health a priority. Click here for more information on pharmacy services.


26 August 2015