Can Herpes Simplex Be Cured?

There is no absolute cure for herpes simplex

Once you have contracted the virus, the virus lies dormant in the nerve cells and once triggered – becomes active again. The sores can be either oral or genital and can be contracted by kissing and sexual intercourse. There are two types of herpes:

Type 1: Oral

Type 2 Genital

The symptoms are usually recurrent and tend to flare up when your immune system is low or you are generally feeling run down.

However – sometimes, the virus can lie dormant for months or years without any symptoms.

The only treatment available for herpes simplex is topical medications.

DO NOT KISS YOUR CHILDREN: If you have new sores on your lips then you can inadvertantly spread the virus to your child.

Herpes can only be passed on through direct skin-to-skin contact, both orally and genitally.

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