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Is There Actually a Cure for Herpes?

Posted on 17 February 2011

There are many different ways to treat herpes. Some of these methods include oral medication or topical creams. There are also more natural methods like herbs and oxygen therapy. Unfortunately, there is no official cure for herpes at this time.

No matter what you do, you may still have some herpes outbreaks. The best thing for you to do is find treatment options that will work for you. It may take some trial and error, but you will find a great option with some patience.

Your doctor most often treats herpes with antiviral drugs. These are not a cure for herpes, but they can take the edge off. They can make it possible for you to live with herpes and not be in so much pain.

There are three major companies that make herpes treatments. Always discuss the best option for you with your doctor. Zoviarx, Famvir, and Valtrex are the three most used treatments. You’re probably most familiar with Valtrex, so discuss it with your doctor if you think this is a good treatment for you.

Of course, the only true cure is prevention! If you are lucky enough that you don’t have herpes, there are vaccines that may be available soon. These will prevent the infection to others. This is very important for you to take note of even if you do have herpes. You do not want to give your spouse or partner herpes.

While you are taking your herpes suppression drugs, there are some things you can do to reduce severity. One of the best things for you to do is keep the area very dry. If you leave the area of outbreak wet, it will take a lot longer to heal. One method that some people use is to dry the area with a hair dryer with the cool setting.

Always make sure you avoid creams that are not specifically meant for herpes. These can aggravate the skin. Also, wear looser clothing than normal during an outbreak. This will prevent chaffing. Even though there is no cure for herpes, you will do well to take those precautions.

There are some experimental herbs in the works in addition to the medicines and treatments that are commonly used. An herb named Prunel vulgaris is currently being studied and was shown to be effective on animals.

You may have to wait quite a while before there is a cure for herpes. The best thing you can do for now is consult with your doctor. They will be able to point you in the right direction with some suppression therapy and management techniques. There are new treatments on the horizon, and we will make sure to keep up with the current trends.

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69 Responses to “Is There Actually a Cure for Herpes?”

  1. MEIYOU says:


  2. forgiveness says:

    I turned 28 on friday!!I don’t have a bf and I’m unemployed. oh yea, those exclamation points are cause I’m excited about being 28. It feels that for a long time I cried about having Herpes but you know what?there is nothing I can do about it. I just have to pray I find someone that is going to
    Accept me for me and Love every inch of my body no matter what. So don’t think Life is over. Things will get better 😉

  3. acceptmeforme says:

    forgiveness you are so right….

  4. acceptmeforme says:

    MEIYOU don’t cry I am 29 and I have a 11 year old healthy son, there is time for you to get married and have kids and accomplish anything you want to accomplish, although at first it feels like the end of the world it’s not, you just have to start taking the neccessary precautions so your illness will not lead to anything else,that’s what we all have to do. You will and the rest of us will find someone who will accept us all and love us, although I am not married I have been in relationships were I explained my situation to my partner and he did accept it, so stay strong, do not give up, prayer changes thing….

  5. omg says:

    Finially went to the Dr for the sores I’ve been constantly getting in my mouth since high school . :( I thought they were harmless cold sores how am I gunna tell my fiance!

  6. hisandherpes says:

    I got this damn thing in 1979 and was caused because a girl cut my penis with her teeth. A load of sore ensued. The first outbreak was horrible, painful and I could hardly walk. Since then I have had the occasional sore, sometimes nothing for years. Had an active love life, never infected anyone else and had 3 children. It is still a bloody nuisance that it can’t be cured.

  7. forgiveness says:

    Oh man there’s this guy that really wants to be with me and I would wanna be with him as well but I feel if u aren’t “the one” then I don’t wanna be with you and put myself in that situation of having the H conversation with you if you just want to be with me cause you’re horny or cause u think I give awesome head. Boy am I in need of a good lay. I hate that I have this!! This makes this so difficult!

  8. xiomara says:

    i hate my boyfriend he give me herpes know i feel like my life is over

  9. cantbelieveit says:

    eI thought i had it good…great job..i could pull chicks anywhere…then one day i felt a bump that scabed over down south. I thought it was a bug bite..about three days iikno know now that bug bites dont cause blisters…i havnt been to the doctor yet…honestly i dont kno wat in the world to do. Anyone kno how to treat it cheap. Why did i not use protection. I feel so stupid… i guess all that partying caught up to me.

  10. simplelife says:

    I am 15 and I have no idea where i got genital herpes from . . . well the way I see it is that there are people with aids, HIV and, gonorrhea that have it worse . . . and I i’m not depressed or sad , yea i get sick feelings that I have a std but i know there will be a cure, and that is why i am happy to be living . . . but there is a cure now I may try it its called deta and i heard it cures herpes . . .just know that who ever you are, where ever you live there are people like you, and there maybe a cure or one to come

  11. forgiveness says:

    That really sucks “cantbelieveit”but I think u should go to the doctors and just do your research online. There are many sites that are really informative and just give it a try and see what works for ya. Like for me the only thing that seems to work is my good old fashion Rx drugs and ointments. Good luck with life and if you’re cute and just are upfront with the ladies with what u have I’m sure they will still get with you. My olg bf wasn’t of with being with me at 1st but even now after not being together he still calls me to get together for some good times in bed.we are just carefuk not to have sex if I have a bo and use condoms 😉

  12. xiomara says:

    yea people keep like the you have to keep pushing for a cure not just said all well i got herpes i can not do nothing a bout it because people like you well the doctor dont do nothing becuse you said oh well

  13. not the one says:

    Think about what you don’t have,instead of what you do could of gotten hiv and been worried about how long you would live with the disease..worst effect of herpes is a few red spots every once and awile.I freaked out at first.but it wasn’t a big can still have a normal life..u would be surprised on how many people u know have it too.

  14. Misunderstood says:

    I’m only 16 and found out about 6 months ago I had genital herpes, at first I was super depressed because I’m only 16 I shouldn’t even be having sex anyways. My mom always said I should be glad that at least it’s not HIV. And it sucks because I’ve had sex with someone and didn’t tell them I had herpes and now we really like eachother and I just don’t know how to approach telling him this. I’m only 16 an I keep thinking how that’s going to look in his eyes. Nobody ever knew about my herpes except my mom my step dad and I, until recently I told one of my best friends and it just makes me feel so much better inside, it is true what a lot of people say about herpes will weed out the people who really and truly care about you, she didn’t stop being my friend when I told her about it, I feel like it brought us closer.

  15. fluffy says:

    I just found out yesterday that I got herpes from my x I cryed for 2 days str8 I can’t sleep at night I can’t wash nor wipe w/o being in pain. I feel like my life is done I have no kids I am only 20 I still have the rest of my life to live. What can I do to stop this pain.?& I am lucky to say that I told this Guy I have been known for a while he has accepted me for who I am n he still is my friend. My only thing is I just hope & pray they find a cure for it b/c I swear I will go broke to pay to her that medicine if u guys have any advice on for me to get threw this pain & stress how can I speed up the healing process?

  16. mary says:

    I’m so upset today I got this herpes. I talk to my boyfriend
    Bout this and he said okey..
    I’m not afraid I have this just ashamed
    I’m I ready to die no matter what
    if my boyfriend will leave me. I respect his decision
    And i understand why. If people don’t like me now at least i have Jesus who listens always.

  17. SO says:

    Is there any way anyone can think of raising money for someone to find a cure? I got it last year and I was upset about it but the man of my dreams understood what it ment and he stayed by my side. Now my son, only two, must have gotten it for me. I can live with it but not my son! He wasn’t eating and he got really sick and that’s when I saw the soars in his mouth. They look just like mine. I don’t understand why there can be research done on stupid things like “finding the g spot” and yes, I did see that some bafoon was getting funding for this, but there can’t be funding to find a cure for herpes. Why isn’t there more of a push for this?!

  18. sosad says:

    Has anyone heard of dr sebi. I found a video on youtube that says he cures herpes he has a website but idk if I believe it….i have hated myself since I found out I have it I can forgive myself until its cured

  19. natasha says:

    i have had it since since 2008 i got it from the man who raped me. it is so hard to date or to be in a serious relationship. i do hate that man for what he did and for taking my virginity. life did feel like it was ending but i learn to have lived with it. sometimes it does feel i am alone but i try to keep my head up

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