What Does Herpes Look Like? Signs and Symptoms
Herpes simplex begins as a group of small red bumps that blister.
Itching and burning of the affected area precede this. The blisters begin to dry up after a few days, and
form a yellow crust.
The crust then falls off and the redness slowly goes away. The entire process takes about 10-14 days. Please
see the following phases of this virus.
What is a Cold Sore? How Do Cold Sore Outbreaks Progress?
Phase 1 – Prodrome: During the prodrome, or beginning part of an oral herpes outbreak, the affected area gets
warm and painful; tingling is associated with this first stage.
Phase 2 – Macules: Following the prodrome period of an oral herpes outbreak, the effected Area becomes red:
a type of hypersensitivity or allergic reaction that occurs in response to the virus
Phase 3 – Papules: Small red bumps form, often accompanied by a throbbing pain. These are called papules.
For many, phase 3 is the most painful time in a herpes outbreak.
Phase 4 – Vesicles: Colorless, fluid-filled blisters start to develop. These blisters, called vesticles, can
be very painful
Phase 5 – Postules: At this stage a clear liquid becomes yellow and pus forms. At this stage, the herpes lesions
are called postules.
Phase 6 – Crust: A yellowish crust forms on the affected area.
Phase 7 – Scab: Area becomes reddish and dry area itches.
Phase 8 of a cold sore outbreak – Healing.
(This info courtesy of ZenMed
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How and why do the herbs in the AvaCare System work?
This formula is specifically designed to inhibit oral herpes (HSV1) and to relieve inflammation and pain that
may occur with post herpetic neuralgia. This is referred to in Traditional Chinese medicine as eliminating
toxic pathogens, clearing damp heat, cooling the blood and removing blood stasis.
Chinese Herbology is based on a concept of balance. The intricate energetic balance of the combination works
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we are able to create a formula that is safe and free of adverse reaction for 99% of the population.
Directions and Recommended Dosage
AvaCare is designed to be taken as soon as the symptoms of the prodromal stage of the virus is detected, usually
characterized by mild tingling, burning sensations as well as feeling of being run down, with possible low
grade fever and muscle ache. This formula can also be taken regularly for those who suffer constant outbreaks
for a period of 1 month at a time. It is recommended to take 6 pills a day for 8 weeks to combat this virus
which forces it into dormancy. For the occasional outbreak take 9 pills immediately at tingling sensation
of an eruption. Using Zenhance daily as a supplement is recommended.
Using AvaCare in combination with Zenhance is recommended for the start of your program. Zenhance is designed
for daily intake to ensure your immune system stays strong to reduce the risk of repeated attacks of the
Herpes Simplex virus.
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