how to prevent herpes?

According to statistics, the number of people suffering from herpes continues to increase each year. Once herpes is contracted, the skin will itch and ache, even ulcers and exudates, and it will easily recur, and it will cause patients to lose confidence in treating herpes. Therefore, we should prevent herpes early.

1. Keep your skin clean and take a bath every day. You can wash it 2-3 times a day in hot weather. Dress appropriately and don’t sweat too much.

2. Enhance physical fitness and improve disease resistance. Should adhere to appropriate outdoor activities or participate in sports to enhance physical fitness and improve the body’s ability to withstand diseases.

3. Prevent infection. Infection is one of the causes of this disease, and infections of various diseases should be prevented, especially when watching the autumn season, cold and warm alternately, and clothes should be added and removed promptly to avoid upper respiratory eyebrow infection caused by cold. Also, oral and nasal inflammation should be actively treated.

4. Prevent trauma. Trauma can easily reduce the body’s resistance to disease and easily lead to the occurrence of this disease. Therefore, patients should take care to avoid trauma. Protect your skin from damage. Keep your clothes and bedding soft. Cut your nails frequently to avoid scratching the cuticle.

5. Avoid contact with toxic substances. Try to avoid contact with chemicals and toxic drugs to prevent skin damage, affect health, and reduce body resistance.

6. Improve nutrition. Should pay attention to the nutrition of the diet, eat more soy products, fish, eggs, lean meat, and other protein-rich treasures and fresh fruits and vegetables to make the body strong and prevent the occurrence of various diseases directly or indirectly related to the disease.

7. Avoid contact with people with skin infections. Wash your hands frequently.

Prevention and treatment of herpes simplex virus

The herpes simplex virus, or herpes, is categorized into 2 types: herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2). HSV-1 is mainly transmitted by oral to oral contact to cause infection in or around the mouth (oral herpes). HSV-2 is almost exclusively sexually transmitted, causing infection in the genital or anal area (genital herpes). However, HSV-1 can also be transmitted to the genital area through oral-genital contact to cause genital herpes.

HSV-1 Prevention

HSV-1 is most contagious during an outbreak of symptomatic oral herpes, but can also be transmitted when no symptoms are felt or visible. People with active symptoms of oral herpes should avoid oral contact with others and sharing objects that have contact with saliva. They should also abstain from oral sex, to avoid transmitting herpes to the genitals of a sexual partner. Individuals with symptoms of genital herpes should abstain from sexual activity whilst experiencing any of the symptoms.

People who already have HSV-1 infection are not at risk of getting it again, but they are still at risk of acquiring herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) genital infection.

The consistent and correct use of condoms can help to prevent the spread of genital herpes. However, condoms can only reduce the risk of infection, as outbreaks of genital herpes can occur in areas not covered by a condom.

HSV-2 Prevention

Individuals with genital HSV infection should abstain from sexual activity whilst experiencing symptoms of genital herpes. HSV-2 is most contagious during an outbreak of sores, but can also be transmitted when no symptoms are felt or visible.

The consistent and correct use of condoms can help reduce the risk of spreading genital herpes. However, condoms only provide partial protection, as HSV can be found in areas not covered by a condom. Medical male circumcision can provide men life-long partial protection against HSV-2, in addition to HIV and human papillomavirus (HPV).

Pregnant women with symptoms of genital herpes should inform their health care providers. Preventing acquisition of a new genital herpes infection is particularly important for women in late pregnancy, as this is when the risk for neonatal herpes is greatest.


Antivirals, such as acyclovir, famciclovir, and valacyclovir are the most effective medications available for people infected with HSV. These can help to reduce the severity and frequency of symptoms, but cannot cure the infection.