Understanding Oral Herpes

Understanding Oral Herpes

Overview

Oral Herpes (Herpes Simplex Virus 1 or HSV-1) affects the area around the mouth. The Oral Herpes outbreak includes what are often referred to as cold sores or fever blisters. The condition also can produce inflammation of the lower throat. The most severe and dangerous strain of Oral Herpes infections occurs in or near the eye.

HSV-1 is the most common type of Herpes virus -- especially prevalent among children and young adults. Most people contracting the Type 1 virus do so by the age of 20. In addition, it is more likely to occur among people with a suppressed immune system.

Transmission of Oral Herpes

Oral Herpes viruses are highly contagious. Transmission occurs by kissing an infected person or through contact with infected razors, towels, dishes, and other shared articles.

Occasionally, oral-to-genital contact may spread Oral Herpes to the genitals (and vice versa). For this reason, people with active Herpes lesions on or around the mouth or on the genitals should avoid oral sex.

To minimize the spread of the cold sores or fever blisters to other area of the skin, wash blisters gently with soap and water. An antiseptic soap is recommended.

Stages of Oral Herpes

The initial Oral Herpes infection may occur without symptoms as the invisible virus remains in the nerve tissue of the face. In some people, the virus produces recurrent cold sores that are usually in the same area, but are not serious.

Warning symptoms -- itching, burning, increased sensitivity, or a tingling sensation -- may occur approximately 2 days before lesions appear.

The first symptoms of Oral Herpes usually appear within 1 to 3 weeks after contact with an infected person. Symptoms include skin lesions or rashes around the lips, mouth, and gums. Painful red blisters with clear yellowish fluid may appear, which easily break and ooze. Several smaller blisters may merge to form a larger one. Blisters may then form a yellow crust, signaling the beginning of the healing process.

An outbreak usually lasts for a week to 10 days, and then begins to fade. The virus then becomes latent, residing asymptomatically within nerve tissue.

Recurrences, typically milder, appear at or near the original site and may be triggered by menstruation, sun exposure, illness with fever stress, or other unknown causes.

If you think you have herpes, the sooner treatment is administered; the less pain will be experienced.

Treatment

Prior to the advent of PHOTOTHERAPY, there was no medical option that could both stop an outbreak of Oral Herpes and prevent subsequent outbreaks.

There is no prescription medicine that will cure Oral 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 Oral Herpes.

Shedding Light on the Solution for Oral 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 Oral Herpes virus.

See before and after photographsof the PHOTOTHERAPY treatment.  

When the Oral Herpes cold sores or fever blisters are opened, the PHOTOTHERAPY solution applied, and the areas exposed to the IMULUX light, the Oral 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 Oral Herpes virus itself to be attacked by PHOTOTHERAPY.

In less than 30 minutes the treatment will be complete. 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 Oral Herpes, which may not be successfully treatable by PHOTOTHERAPY. If so, simply return the product for a prompt and full refund.