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Genital Herpes
What is it?
The virus that causes genital herpes is a type of herpes simplex. The virus is caught only by direct contact with active sores. These may be visible on the genital area or may be hidden in the vagina or anus. The virus can also be passed from around the mouth to the genital area and vice versa. After the first infection, the virus lies dormant in a nerve root. At times of stress or other illness it may become active again. In rare cases, herpes simplex can cause inflammation of the brain. The patient develops severe headaches and confusion.
Genital sores, blisters, anal blisters, vaginal sores.
Conventional Practice:
Doctors endorse the self-help preventive measures. They may prescribe anti-viral drugs to clear up an attack.
Alternative Treatments:
  Naturopathy has concentrated on helping the body to cure itself. It aims to do this by means of various therapies, chiropractic, diets and dieting, exercise, hydrotherapy, massage, osteopathy, relaxation and breathing, and yoga. It also encourages people to think positively in terms of good health. More Info
  Treating illness with highly concentrated oils extracted from plants is known as aromatherapy. These highly scented extracts-called essences or essential oils-contain the substances that give plants their smell. Aromatherapists believe that many also have medicinal properties. More Info

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