Natural Treatments for Sexually Transmitted Infections

Posted on: December 26th, 2012 by
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Welcome to my blog on Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) or Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) and their Natural Remedies!!

Today STI is one of the most common infections affecting millions of people around the world. It is estimated that about 30% of worlds population has one or other sexually transmitted infections or diseases. Among them, the predominant ones are Genital Herpes, Chlamydia, Oral Herpes, HPV, Genital Warts, Candida yeast infection, Oral Thrush, and Bacterial Vaginosis. These diseases have a pretty bad stigma associated with it. This post is intented to make everyone familiar with the reason for these kind of infections and, how it can be prevented and point out natural treatments that are available for infected persons. For easy navigation, I have presented a brief introduction about each of the STI. Please scroll down to the bottom of each page to know about natural, effective and permanent cure fo each of the STD/STI.

Genital Herpes: Infection caused by HSV 2 virus leads to genital herpes. In the US,  about 16% of people in the age group of 14 to 49 already have HSV 2 infection. Normally HSV2 causes blisters in the genital area. Nevertheless it can affect any part below the waist. Females are at higher risk of getting HSV2. [..Continue reading - Natural Remedies for Herpes]

Cold Sores or Oral Herpes:  Oral Herpes or cold sores or fever blisters is caused by Type 1 virus or HSV 1. Blisters are apparent and can be seen on lips, nose, chin and other parts of the face. Most HSV 1 infections are often contracted during the childhood years, and many infections go quiet unnoticed as the symptoms can be minor or not apparent. However, please note only a small percentage of oral herpes is sexually transmitted. Often oral herpes is acquired during childhood days when an infected adult kisses a baby (social kissing). Many of this infection acquired are totally without symptoms. Like genital herpes, the infected person may feel as if they have the flu. Often, people infected with oral HSV 1 have recurrences bordering the lips and face. These are commonly known as cold sores or fever blisters. [..Continue reading - Natural Remedies for Cold sores]

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and Genital Warts: There are more than 120 known types of HPV. Some types cause warts on the hands or feet. Other types cause anogenital warts (condylomata acuminate). The types of HPV which causes external genital warts are different from those which causes oral, anal, and genital precancerous changes and cancer. The most common HPV genotypes are 16 and 18 accounting for approximately 70% of all cervical cancers. HPV 16 is also common among women who have no cancer.  [..Continue reading - Natural Remedies for HPV and Genital Warts]
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Shingles: Shingles is a very painful infection caused by varicella-zoster virus (VZV) and belongs to herpes family of virus. It is not a life threatening disease, but it is contagious. Initially the patient will not develop visible rashes, but after weeks they start developing rashes with or without itching. Shingles virus varicella-zoster virus is the same virus that causes chickenpox. When children are first infected with the varicella-zoster virus, they get chickenpox.  [..Continue reading - Natural Remedies for Shingles]

candidiasis yeast infection: Candida yeast infection (candidiasis yeast infection) is caused by over growth of fungus Candida albicans. If this over grows then it causes certain type of infection. But a certain type of beneficial bacteria (Lactobacillus acidophilus ) that grows in the intestine usually keeps Candida albicans from growing out of control because they normally feed on Candida albicans. If the normal balance of organisms is upset then Candida albicans will go out of control and causes this kind of yeast infection. [..Continue reading - Natural Remedies for Candida]

Oral candidiasis: Oral candidiasis is one of the common fungal infection affecting the oral mucosa. These lesions are caused by the yeast Candida albicans. Candida albicans are one of the components of normal oral microflora and around 30% to 50% people carry this organism. Oral Candidiasis or Thrush can affect any person. However the most affected ones are the infants, denture wearers, patients who have compromised immune system or cancer patients who have undergone Chemotherapy is one of the common fungal infection affecting the oral mucosa. These lesions are caused by the yeast Candida albicans. Candida albicans are one of the components of normal oral microflora and around 30% to 50% people carry this organism. Oral Candidiasis or Thrush can affect any person. However the most affected ones are the infants, denture wearers, patients who have compromised immune system or cancer patients who have undergone Chemotherapy. [..Continue reading - Natural Remedies for Oral Candida]

Bacterial Vaginosis (BV): Normally vaginal flora consist of healthy balance of both aerobic and anaerobic bacteria. When this healthy balance is disrupted by an overgrowth of predominantly harmful anaerobic bacteria, it leads to a condition called Bacterial Vaginosis (BV). It is sometimes accompanied by discharge, odor, and pain, itching, or burning. [..Continue reading - Natural Remedies for BV]

Natural remedies for STI:

There have been many attempts to find a successful medicinal cure for many of the STI’s like herpes, cold sores and Shingles, but till date, no permanent cure has been found eliminate the virus completly. However, great progress has been made in treating these diseases by natural methods considered safe and effective without the harmful side effects of antibiotics and pills.

If you scroll down each of the posts, natural treatment or remedies are given so that people who have this infection can try the natural method if you have given up hope or could not find a solution by antibiotics or pills.

Books on various natural treatment methods from Amazon can be referred or purchased by clicking Amazon book store on the left hand side bar.

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News and developments related to STIs and STDs

 

Success of Herpes Vaccine still elusive: Clinical trails of Herpes vaccine thought previously to defend aganist herpes family of viruses – HSV 1 and HSV 2 – has fallen short of expectation with success still elusive… [Continue Reading]

High incidence of Herpes in the US -: Report

One out of every six between the age group of 14 to 49 are infected with STI’s like herpes. Among them Genital herpes is one of the most commonly transmitted STI reports Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…[Continue Reading]

Research on Genital Herpes: NIAID

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has been conducting clinical trials on Genital Herpes. Scientists are also conducting studies on the bilogy of Herpes virus to develop drugs to destroy the virus… [Continue Reading]

Young Men could benefit from HPV Vaccine: Havard School of public Health

The New England Journal of Medicine reports that by vaccinating young men against human papillomavirus (HPV), resulted in reduced incidence of the infection… [Continue Reading]

Vaccine for Herpes Strains: Harvard School of public Health

Researchers at Havard Medical School are identifying properties of Genital Herpes strains in order to develop a potent vaccine against the infection as Genital Herpes patients are more likely to get HIV/AIDS.. [Continue Reading]

Selected References:

  1.  Natural Treatments for Genital Herpes, Cold Sores and Shingles - By John Hill (Click here to purchase)
  2. Herpes - By  John Andrews (Click here to purchase)
  3. Dr. Ruth’s Guide to Talking About Herpes - By Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer, Pierre A. Lehu (Click here to purchase)
  4. Viral Immunity: A 10-Step Plan to Enhance Your Immunity against Viral Disease Using Natural Medicines – By J.E. Williams (Click here to purchase)

DISCLAIMER

The information presented in this article is NOT A substitute for professional medical prevention, diagnosis, or treatment, but for information only. Please consult with your physician, pharmacist, or health care provider before taking any home remedies or supplements or following any treatment suggested by anyone on this site. Only your health care provider, personal physician, or pharmacist can provide you with advice on what is safe and effective for your unique needs or diagnose your particular medical history.

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