Kill The Herpes Virus
When one begins to search for ways to kill the herpes virus, it is important to keep in mind that the only way to kill the herpes virus is by killing the viral fluids that linger on things such as linen’s, glasses, eating utensils, straws, etc. There is no way of actually killing the herpes virus that infects your body. Herpes is a lifelong virus that once contracted will remain within the body for all time. Though the virus may go into a latent form and remain dormant, there are times in which the herpes virus can be transmitted. These infectious periods are called viral shedding.
When exploring ways to kill the herpes virus, measures can be taken to protect your family and loved ones to prevent the passing of the virus through common contact. Over the next few minutes we will explore some of the precautions you can take that are common sense and ways in which you do not have to drive yourself insane providing. Honestly, treating a case of head lice that has been brought home from school by your children can be far more stressful than the measures that can be taken to kill the herpes virus that may be lingering for short periods of time off of a human body and around your home.
Simply by being responsible about your personal hygiene and being careful during outbreaks the risk of transmitting the herpes virus to your children is very low. However, there are some general things you can do to prevent spreading the herpes virus.
It is wise to avoid sharing drinking glasses, straws, cigarettes, lipsticks and other items that may come in contact with herpetic lesions that appear orally. By taking these simple measures there is no concern for alarm or need to focus on the kill of the herpes virus.
Common sense would also tell us that it is wise to avoid kissing a non-infected person such as your spouse, child or other family members during times of outbreak as well. Since there is no way to actually kill the herpes virus on your person while outbreaks are occurring, avoiding such contact altogether is strongly advised.
In the cases where genital herpes is the concern, it is wise to avoid sharing washcloths and towels that come in contact with the actual lesions. Once towels and washcloths and intimate articles such as undergarments have been used, it is advised to wash them in warm soapy water. Standard detergent is an effective way to kill the herpes virus that may be lingering. No antibacterial additives are necessary to affectively kill the herpes virus.
It is also strongly advised to avoid touching herpes related sores or other physical signs of the virus. If contact has been made, such as having touched the lesions with your hands, simple washing of your hands with warm soapy water will kill the herpes virus on the surface of the skin. Make sure to do this each time you visit the restroom. This is the most common way in which cases of ocular herpes occurs.
One of the most serious of all herpes cases is that which occurs in newborns. This is the only known fatal case in which herpes exists. It is imperative that a person infected with the herpes virus takes measures to kill the herpes virus that may be lingering on the hands prior to holding a newborn. It is also strongly advised that anyone with a case of oral herpes avoid kissing a small child who has little or no immune system in which to fight against the herpes virus. Anyone who has a case of oral herpes and has active lesions should strongly consider wearing a surgical mask when handling an infant. Any kissing or nuzzling of the infant should be avoided until all signs of a herpes infection have cleared as well. Any site on persons by that may have active herpetic lesions should be sufficiently covered when handling an infant as well.
Though herpes often sounds much your frightening when taking all things into consideration, it is a comfort to know that simple and common practices of good personal hygiene are all that is really needed to kill the herpes virus on the surface and in ways that could infect one’s family and loved ones through common acts of contact.
Keep in mind in those cases where intimacy occurs, there is no way to kill the herpes virus enough to prevent passing genital or oral herpes on to another partner. Acts of intimacy should be avoided during times of outbreak and in cases where suppressive therapy is not being used, condoms are highly recommended. Condoms will not protect a partner 100% but it is about the best measure that can be taken to prevent the spread of herpes.