Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is a common viral infection that anyone can acquire sexually from an infected person. Herpes most commonly affects the skin and membranes of the genitals. Symptoms can include blisters, open sores, pain, fever, itching, and ache. It is also easy to transfer to someone through touch of rashes, open sores, or blisters. Most patients however, will not suffer these symptoms, and often mistake mild symptoms for bug bites, allowing for individuals to blindly infect others. Unfortunately, there is no cure for herpes. Many patients turn to prescribed medication to reduce symptoms or shorten outbreaks. Typically, the person still experiences pains, aches, and fevers though. Cannabis oil has been known to be helpful in curing/treating many skin conditions.
Phytocannabinoids are anti-inflammatory compounds. They help to relieve pain or discomfort, and can even sometimes kill bacteria and viruses. Often, dermatologists will combine a corticosteroid with an antiviral or antibiotic to reduce symptoms and kill the virus. Cannabis oil mimics those ointments and combines both a corticosteroid and antiviral or antibiotic. Many patients with HSV are not able to afford a doctor visit or costly medications, which is why Cannabis oil is gaining more popularity. Cannabis oil is not the only way that the magical plant can help treat herpes.
THC has been shown to have positive effects in treating herpes as well. Regular cannabis use reduces the frequency of outbreaks, while a topical application of Cannabis reduces the healing time of the blisters and sores. Not to mention, all while relieving pain and discomfort. Several studies have the same conclusion, supporting the anti-viral benefits of cannabinoids against HSV. Using Cannabis oil for treating herpes has shown to have success in some cases, however, it is a personal decision that requires thought and potentially advice from a doctor.
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