Genital herpes, oral herpes, cold sores and shingles.
Infection by the Herpes simplex virus, most often type 2 (HSV-2), which affects the lower part of the body, primarily the genitals. Contamination occurs through contact with an infected person, either from mother to newborn or through sexual contact (STD).
Infection by the Herpes simplex virus, most often type 1 (HSV-1), which generally affects the upper part of the body, primarily the lips. Contamination occurs through direct contact with the lesion or secretions (e.g. saliva or nasal mucus).
A neurological infection caused by the reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus (VZV, from the Herpes virus family) after an episode of chickenpox is resolved. The virus remains latent in the dorsal root ganglia (infecting the intercostal nerves in 50% of cases) or cranial nerves. It occurs most often without a clear cause, though several studies have linked it to the immunosuppressant effect of stress.
A naturopathic approach to the herpetiform virus aims primarily to boost immunity. In most cases, this significantly minimizes, if not eliminates, the symptoms.
Eliminate simple sugars, including fruit juices, honey, molasses, maple syrup, and white and brown sugars.
- DC 55
- DC 39
- Check for food intolerances (see our article on Food Allergies).
- The amino acid Lysine is very effective.