The genital herpes or oral herpes gets transmitted mostly during active phase. But it may spread even during asymptomatic (when person is free of symptoms for a particular duration) phase. That means transmission of genital herpes may occur even when there is no outbreak. The HSV virus needs a fluid media for its transportation. The body fluids like saliva, semen, vaginal tract secretions etc. Mucous membranes in mouth, vagina, urethra or open wounds facilitate the HSV virus invasion due to their moistness.
A person can get genital herpes in following conditions
When the imbalanced doshas in genital herpes vitiate skin and the immunity of skin cells is lowered. The HSV virus attacks these weak cells and starts exhibiting herpes symptoms on affected area.After the first attack the HSV virus moves from skin through the nerve paths to base of the nerve and becomes inactive. Now the herpes infected person will be devoid of all symptoms. But the imbalance of doshas still persists.
what causes a genital herpes outbreak ?
At unpredictable times, the HSV virus becomes active. It multiplies and resurfaces on skin by traveling through the nerve path and exhibits the symptoms locally. The severity of symptoms of out break depends on the strength of body immunity.
The pelvis or shroni ,nerves and skin are dominated by vata. When vata gets vitiated due to precipitating factors , it reactivates the virus dormant in base of nerve end and the virus travel through nerve paths to reach the skin surface.
As we know the Genital herpes or oral herpes outbreaks have few precipitating factors. Let us know what triggers genital herpes out break.
These factors increase vata and increased vata activates the HSV virus which is dormant.
Low Immunity The systemically imbalanced doshas interfere with the body metabolism by vitiating the body fire (agni). This leads to indigestion and malassimilation of nutrients, which in turn causes poor immunity. Due to decreased immunity the body fails to offer resistance to outbreaks.
Avoid the following to prevent genital herpes or oral herpes out breaks
Consume meat products without adding fat to it. (Do not fry or deep fry the meat).
Include honey, pomegranate, fruits of Emblica officinalis, legumes, dates and raisins ( draksha) in your diet.
Practice Yoga and Meditation to control emotional disturbances .
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