Herpes is a disease caused by a herpes virus type 1 and 2. Herpes virus type 1 usually contaminates the facial area and type 2 the genitals. The virus penetrates through damaged skin and mucosa and stays permanently accumulated in our nerve clusters, i.e. ganglia. When our immunity drops the virus activates, in some people once in others more frequently. The disease cannot be cured but can be healed and kept under control.
There are various antiviral creams which are not always effective, they help some while others are unaffected. Tooth paste is a popular folk remedy, which makes sense since tooth paste has a drying effect. Zinc paste can be used as well. Another option is to take pills that battle herpes, for however long is needed or for a determined period of time.
Therapy is the most important thing, and if possible it should be done within the 48 hours the change occurred. If not the therapy will have a weaker effect if any at all.
In the past few years lasers of lesser power, which provoke the disappearance of the herpes inflammation symptoms are being used. The application of neodymium yag laser is a novelty.
The laser has an anti-inflammatory effect and deactivates the virus with heat. The laser decreases the duration of the condition and speeds up the healing process. Bubbles are dried out instantly and the feeling of unpleasantness, itching and tingling disappears. Usually only 1 treatment is enough and improvement is seen the very first day. After that the laser is used as appropriate, because this disease cannot be cured. Usually no other therapy is needed after the laser. The treatment itself is extremely short, there is no recovery, pain or unpleasantness. After the treatment you can go back to work or your daily chores.