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What Is Herpes Simplex?

You've heard a lot of talk about herpes simplex... now it's time to get the facts.

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The scientific name for this virus is herpes simplex, type one.

You might call them cold sores or canker sores or maybe fever blisters. Whatever they’re called in your house, if you get them, you’re in the company of about ninety-five million other Americans who suffer from the virus that causes cold sores.

Herpes Simplex

The scientific name for this virus is herpes simplex, type one. Although it is a relative of herpes simplex two, more commonly known as genital herpes, its effects are usually less serious.

Virus Remains Hidden

As soon as this herpes virus begins producing a cold sore, the body’s immune system manufactures antibodies and white blood cells to combat the virus.

The immune system may be able to win the battle against an individual cold sore, but it can never win the war against the virus that causes the cold sore. Even after the cold sore is completely healed, the virus remains hiding in the body in a resting, or latent phase.

If triggered, this latent virus will begin the cycle again and cause another outbreak.

Never Far Away

In fact, recurrence of these painful cold sores is very common because once you have the virus, you never get rid of it. The latent virus can be triggered by many factors.

Exposure to wind and sun can cause an outbreak, and so can physical or emotional stress. Many people who have the virus get a blister every time they come down with a cold because their immune systems get overloaded and can’t attend to everything at once.

Infected As Children

Some people never get cold sores because they have never been infected with the virus, which you can get through direct contact with the lips or mouth of a person with an active sore.

Researchers believe that most people were infected as children when an adult with a cold sore kissed them.

Read More: Dorland’s Illustrated Medical Dictionary (Amazon), The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy (Amazon), and Stedman’s Medical Dictionary (Amazon)

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    THIS IS REAL ! TAKE TIME TO READ

    TESTIMONY OF HOW I GOT CURED FROM HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS[with Herbal medicine]

    Hello Everyone out there,I am here to give my testimony about a Herbalist doctor who helped me in my life. I was infected with HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS in 2010, i went to many hospitals for cure but there was no solution, so I was thinking how can I get a solution out so that my body can be okay. One day I was in the river side thinking where I can go to get solution. so a lady walked to me telling me why am I so sad and i open up all to her telling her my problem, she told me that she can help me out, she introduce me to a doctor who uses herbal medication to cure HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS and gave me his email, so i mail him. He told me all the things I need to do and also give me instructions to take, which I followed properly. Before I knew what is happening after two weeks the HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS that was in my body got vanished . so if you are also heart broken and also need a help, you can also email him at:drboadiherbalcenter@gmail.com / herpesherbalcure@gmail.com .

    He also have a herbal cure for HIV,CANCER,ASTHMA,IMPOTENCE,PILE,EPILEPSY,LOW SPERM COUNT,HYPERTENSION{BP}BARENESS/INFERTILITY AND PILE…
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  • Helen Robert

    THIS IS REAL ! TAKE TIME TO READ

    TESTIMONY OF HOW I GOT CURED FROM HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS[with Herbal medicine]

    Hello Everyone out there,I am here to give my testimony about a Herbalist doctor who helped me in my life. I was infected with HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS in 2010, i went to many hospitals for cure but there was no solution, so I was thinking how can I get a solution out so that my body can be okay. One day I was in the river side thinking where I can go to get solution. so a lady walked to me telling me why am I so sad and i open up all to her telling her my problem, she told me that she can help me out, she introduce me to a doctor who uses herbal medication to cure HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS and gave me his email, so i mail him. He told me all the things I need to do and also give me instructions to take, which I followed properly. Before I knew what is happening after two weeks the HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS that was in my body got vanished . so if you are also heart broken and also need a help, you can also email him at:drboadiherbalcenter@gmail.com / herpesherbalcure@gmail.com .

    He also have a herbal cure for HIV,CANCER,ASTHMA,IMPOTENCE,PILE,EPILEPSY,LOW SPERM COUNT,HYPERTENSION{BP}BARENESS/INFERTILITY AND PILE……
    Contact him today and you will have a testimony…Good luck!

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  • Ken Bouchard

    I was ever going to be herpes Negative again,DR Agumagu has given me reasons to be happy, i was HERPES positive for 2years and all the means i tried for treatment was not helpful to me, but when i came on the Internet i saw great testimony about DR Agumagu on how he was able to cure someone from HERPES, this person said great things about this man, and advice we contact him for any Disease problem that DR Agumagu can be of help, well i decided to give him a try, he requested for my information which i sent to him, and he told me he was going to prepare for me a healing portion, which he wanted me to take for days, and after which i should go back to the hospital for check up, well after taking all the treatment sent to me by DR Agumagu i went back to the Hospital for check up, and now i have been confirmed HERPES Negative, friends you can reach DR Agumagu on any treatment for any Disease he is the one only i can show you all up to, reach him on agumaguspelltemple@outlook.com or agumaguspelltemple@gmail.com or whatsapp or call his number +2348158847627. He’s waiting to help you…..

  • jane

    Good-day My name is Jane from united states, i am here to thank DR Bolala
    the powerful spell caster that rescue me from HERPES. I was diagnosed of this
    disease , and because of this, i was very unhappy with my life, and i went
    into research on how i can get cured, i contacted a lot of spell casters
    and none of them could help me rather than scammed me and took away my
    money without helping me. All this period of my life, i was sad and unhappy
    so one day as i was in the internet a decided to sign in a friend
    guest book, only for me to see was a testimony of a lady on how she was
    helped by DR Bolala so i was confused to contact him at the moment because
    i didn’t want to be scammed again but after one week, i decided to contact
    him, so when i contacted him, he assure me that he will help me and i told
    him that many spell casters has also told me this but they all scammed me,
    he told me not to worry that he is going to help me, So i believe in him
    because all i wanted was to be cured, so he prepared a healing medication
    for me and told me to wait for just7 days, after 7days, i went to the
    hospital for test and to me happiness the test stated that i was cured from
    the disease.. This glandes my heart and everybody in the hospital was
    surprised even the Medical Doctor, So viewers DR Bolala is a God Gifted man
    and can help you to cure all types of sickness like HERPES HIV AIDS, CANCER, PILE,
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