Herpes outbreak: What can I do to make my herpes outbreaks stop?

28 May

About 1 in 5 people living with genital herpes. And 4 in 5 of them do not know they have this virus. It means 50,000,000 North Americans have genital herpes, and another 500,000 new cases every year. Once people are infected, there is no cure. With more and more people are living with HSV-2, many of them may have the question “what can I do to make my herpes outbreak stop“? or “how to reduce the outbreak”?Genital Herpes

After the virus get into the body, a person could get an outbreak days, week, months years or not at all. Some people get an outbreak two days to three weeks after infecting the virus. In some cases people could be married for years and only one person of the couple get outbreak.

Some outbreaks are severe while others are mild or no existant outbreaks with little even no symptoms. People are different, but many of them do have similar symptoms like blisters. The reason is still not sure, but these factors could affect the chance of having an outbreak:

1. Emotional or physical Stress. More stress may result in more reactivation of HSV.

2. Some foods are reported to affect outbreaks like alcohol, popcorn, nuts, chocolate and coffe. Poor diet is also a factor.

3. Fatigue and sickness is another two triggers. When you are sick or lack of sleep, your immune system is weak.

4. Rubbing and friction during sex. Adequate lubrication can be used to reduce the rub when you have sex, but please be careful that condoms and lubricants containing nonoxynol-9 could increase outbreaks by irritating the skin.

5. Menstrual cycle. Women are more likely to get outbreaks around menstruation. Tampons may make the outbreaks severe due to the rubbing during insert and remove. Some women found natural cotton brands are less irritating.

6. Tight underwear or pads. They produces another kind of rubbing that can cause an outbreak.

Personal factors like lifestyle may trigger the outbreaks. Taking good care of yourself is what you can do to stop or reduce the herpes outbreaks.

Herpes Dating Tips: How to dating someone with Herpes?

21 May

In general it is not wise to dating someone with Herpes when you don’t have one, because there is always the risk of giving it to you.

However, you’d never think anything like this would happen to you, you hope you can trust a person after a few months. They look normal to u and u don’t see anything wrong with them, they look fine to u might as well skip the rubber. Right? WRONG. You can never tell if someone has herpes. About one-fifth of all people aged 12 and up in the U.S. are infected with the HSV-2 virus that causes genital herpes, but as many as 90% don’t know it. (By comparison, experts estimate 50% to 80% of adults have oral herpes.)

More women than men are infected — one in four women compared with one in five men. One reason may be that the virus can infect a woman’s genitals more easily than it can a man’s. Genital herpes is more common among blacks than it is among whites, and it becomes more common as people age. The more sex partners people have, the more common it is, too.

If you do find you are interested in someone with a STD, it is very important to get to know following aspects:

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Dos:

1. Treat she / he like one of our friends. Think of it as a dating thing, but without the sex.

2. Take him / her out to dinner etc., and have fun.
While you might not be able to have sex during an outbreak, you can still maintain a sex life when she / he is not having an outbreak. If there is an outbreak, be understanding and try other forms of affection and pleasure.
Your partner was brave enough to disclose the infection, consider his or her feelings in times of outbreaks.
3. Carry a condom around with you.

Don’ts

1. Don’t make this about you. Especially if this is a new thing for him / her.
2. Think it’ll be easier if you get herpes. She / he will feel like crap and if it doesn’t work out, you now have it too.
3. Don’t have sex during an active outbreak.
4. Don’t have sex when she / he is having symptoms of an outbreak.
5. It is important to know what you do and don’t want. That way when someone truly special walks into your life, you will be able to recognize him/her. Dating ┬áSomeone with Herpes is as hard as you imagine. Good Luck!