Understanding Genital Herpes

Understanding Genital Herpes

Overview

Genital Herpes (Herpes Simplex-II) attacks the area on and around sex organs, causing blisters and sores. It is highly contagious and very aggressive, causing frequent outbreaks.

Genital Herpes symptoms can vary in severity and may well be severe for 2 to 10 days. However for some patients, blisters or open, weeping lesions can last weeks or months. In addition, genital herpes patients can suffer from significant emotional distress because of the intimate nature of the infected area and its social consequences.

Transmission of Genital Herpes

Genital Herpes is spread easily. It is most commonly contracted by contact with an infected person during sexual intercourse. The virus enters the body through a crack or cut in the skin or through the skin around the mouth, penis or vagina, urinary tract opening, cervix or anus.

Genital Herpes is most contagious when blisters or sores can be seen on the infected person. However, it can be spread at any time, even when there aren't visible symptoms.

Genital Herpes can also be spread from the original site to other parts of the body, such as from the genital area to the hands or feet. The eyes can also be infected. Genital herpes can also be spread from a mother to her baby during birth.

Stages of Genital Herpes

Once infected, an individual will go through different stages of infection.

Primary stage The initial stage begins up to 8 days after infection, however the virus may remain dormant in the body for a longer period of time. The typical initial outbreak results in groups of small, painful blisters. The blister fluid can be clear or cloudy. The skin in the area will become red and inflamed. The blisters are easily ruptured and become open sores. The transition from blister to sore can occur so rapidly the blister stage may not even be noticed.

Besides having tender blisters or sores in the genital area, the patient may experience pain when urinating. A fever and other flu-like symptoms may also be experienced.

The majority of individuals infected experience a painful primary stage of infection. It is also possible not to experience any symptoms at all. These individuals are not aware they are even infected.

Latent stage After the initial outbreak, the genital herpes virus will go into a latent stage, where the individual will experience no blisters, sores or other symptoms. During the dormant or latent cycle, the genital herpes virus travels to the nerve ganglia in the spinal region.

Shedding stage The virus multiplies in number in the nerve ganglia. The virus can also migrate to body fluids, such as saliva, semen or vaginal fluids. The process is called shedding. Although no symptoms are evident during the shedding stage, the virus can still be transmitted to other areas of the body or another individual.

Recurrences Most people experience additional outbreaks although, in most cases, the symptoms are not as severe.

Stress, being sick or being tired may result in a recurrence. Exposure to the sun or the menstrual period may also cause a recurrence. Typically a recurrence gives advanced warning by the individual feeling an itching, tingling or pain in the area of the initial outbreak.

What should I do if I think I have herpes? The sooner treatment is administered, the less pain will be experienced.

Treatment

Prior to the advent of PHOTHERAPY, there was no medical option that could both stop an outbreak of genital herpes and prevent subsequent outbreaks.

There is no prescription medicine that will cure Genital Herpes. Some medicines can help. For example, acyclovir (brand name: Zovirax) can speed up healing and lessen the pain of Herpes for some people. It can treat primary or recurrent herpes and may lessen the number of recurrences.

Famciclovir (brand name: Famvir) and valacyclovir (brand name: Valtrex) are other medicines used to treat recurrent Genital Herpes.

Shedding Light on the Solution for Genital Herpes… PHOTOTHERAPY

PHOTOTHERAPY is not a prescription medicine; no pills to swallow, no side effects to endure. It is a remarkably effective treatment that utilized a unique combination of light energy and an activating solution.

With PHOTOTHERAPY you can physically see the treatment progress as it isolates and kills the Genital Herpes virus.

When the Genital Herpes blisters are opened, the PHOTOTHERAPY solution applied, and the areas exposed to the IMULUX light, the Genital Herpes virus will react within a few seconds to the light bombardment.

The infected area will actually begin to fluoresce (glow brightly). You may feel a tingling sensation and, at the same time, pain will begin to subside. The exposed area provides a passageway for the Genital Herpes virus itself to be attacked by PHOTOTHERAPY.

In less than 30 minutes the treatment will be complete and your Genital Herpes virus killed. The PHOTOTHERAPY treatment will enhance most patients’ ability to fight future symptoms: another outbreak will never occur.

Note: If the infected area does not fluoresce, the condition is other than Genital Herpes, which may not be successfully treatable by PHOTOTHERAPY. If so, simply return the product for a prompt and full refund.