How to Manage Herpes When It’s Awake

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Are you having trouble keeping up with your life because of herpes? Herpes outbreaks are the most frustrating thing a human can go through. It messes up your finances, life,and comfort. Herpes is an infection caused by Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV). It is a long-term condition that affects the external genitalia, mucosal surfaces, skin, and anal area. There are 2 types of HSV and it can appear in any part of the body.

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· HSV-1: It can lead to cold sores and fever blisters on your face and near the mouth. This is called oral herpes.

· HSV-2: It is responsible for the genital herpes flare up.

There are some people who are carrying the virus but never show the symptom. The symptoms include ulcers, pain while urinating, blisters, vaginal discharge, and cold sores. Though there is no cure for this condition, it can be managed. Here, some tips will be showed on how you can manage herpes once it is active.

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Let’s have a look at the tips how you can manage herpes.

What Happens When it Wakes

Herpes virus is in dormant phase is some people. The virus can be activated by stress, sunlight, and illness. The virus wakes up and starts to spread that encourages the immune system to stop the virus. This causes inflammation and blisters around the genitals, mouth, lips, and nose. During this phase, it can be transferred to any other person you come in contact with.

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How to Treat Herpes

The viruses that don’t hide are easy for the immune system to kill.While the viruses like herpes cannot be killed and stay with you forever. Such viruses belong to the family known as alphaherpesvirinae. These viruses attack the nerve cells by infecting them and hiding in nerve cells. The immune cells cannot kill the virus without killing the nerve cells.

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According to the professor, for killing the virus infection, the immune system has to eliminate the infected cells. The nerve cells are irreplaceable and this is why killing the herpes virus is not possible. A better way is to put them to sleep, this will protect your nervous system as well.

There are 2 scientists who have created a method to put the HSV in latent mode. This technique is as easy as singing a lullaby. With the help of this method, they can simulate the life cycle of the virus. It has helped the scientists to find the proteins that are responsible for waking and putting the virus to sleep.

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Furthermore, the scientists found that it is viral tegument proteins in the virus that triggers the virus. This acts like the splash of water that activates the virus and keeps them activated.

Therefore, the study of the scientists is a crucial advancement in science. This technique helps in understanding the latency cycle and managing the infections. It is the only method that does not require any medications. Scientists believed that the understanding of this technique can lead to the creation of a drug that will stop herpes virus from waking up and spreading to other people.

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