Homeopathy for Treatment of Herpes Simplex Virus
ESC Congress Library. Abdollahifard S. May 4, 2016; 127035
Ms. Sareh Abdollahifard
Ms. Sareh Abdollahifard
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Herpes simplex is a viral disease caused by herpes simplex viruses; HSV infections are very common worldwide; There are two types of HSV. HSV type 2 is the one that most commonly causes genital herpes. The infection causes painful sores on the genitals in both men and women. HSV-2 is sexually transmitted. People with weakened immune systems, such as people with HIV/AIDS, or those who take immunosuppressant drugs to treat an autoimmune disease or because of organ transplant, are at increased risk for severe cases of herpes.

The purpose of this study was to review the present knowledge of HSV genital inflammation and material-medica Homeopathy causative to treatment of HSV genital.

Materials & Methods: A systematic review was conducted with Medline, PubMed, EMBASE, ProQuest, Google Scholar and 32 studies to identify relevant studies that involved the effect of Homeopathy on treatment of HSV in men and women up December 2012.

Results: The best general management of HSV is Maintain good hygiene, Nutritious diet, Keep affected parts clean and adequate physical, mental rest. Although there is no cure in conventional medicine for genital herpes, your health care worker might prescribe one of three medicines to treat it as well as to help prevent future episodes.The best of chemical drugs Acyclovir (Zovirax), Famciclovir (Famvir), Valacyclovir (Valtrex). But these drugs have many side effects. Now day most of scientific reference recommend that Complementary and Alternative Medicine to treatment HSV. One of best CAM field is Homeopathy.

Homeopathy is a pre-scientific practice based on two tenets: 'like cures like,' which holds that the correct remedy for a patient is a substance that, when given to a healthy person, produces symptoms similar to those of the patient; and 'potentization,' which holds that serial dilutions and 'succussions' (shakings) render a 'remedy' increasingly potent.

Conclusion: Many homeopathic remedies have been known to cure genital herpes. Some of these are – Natrum mur, Petroleum Causticum, Crot-t, Dulcamara, Graphites, Hepar-sulph, Medorrhinum, Merc-sol, Sepia, Tellurium, Thuja, Anancardium, Aur-met, Calcarea, Crot-h, Jug-r, Nit-ac, Ph-ac, Sars, Sil, Ter, Rhus-tox. Homeopathy treats the person as a whole. It means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological condition. The homeopathic medicines are selected after a full individualizing examination and case-analysis, which includes the medical history of the patient, physical and mental constitution etc.

Keywords: Herpes simplex, Homeopathy, Complementary and Alternative Medicine

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