Dr. Brass-Jones explains how genital herpes is treated and shares ways to prevent outbreaks.
Treatments available for genital herpes are some medications that are prescription. There are several different medications you can take.
If we are talking more about prevention over a longer period of time, doing things that help your immune system is key.
So treating stress and doing things for yourself on a regular basis helps to prevent a breakout of genital herpes.
Also there are some amino acids you can take. It’s called L-lysine. You can take 1000 milligrams, three times a day. And that will help prevent genital herpes virus from coming out on a regular basis.
L-lysine you can use as a cream topically when you have a breakout but it’s the oral kind that’s going to prevent it in a longer term.
About Dr. Christine Brass-Jones, D.O.:
Dr. Christine Brass-Jones, D.O., was born and raised in Flushing, New York, attended college on Long Island at SUNY Stony Brook, and left New York for Iowa to attend medical school at the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines. Dr. Brass-Jones chose osteopathic medicine because of its holistic view of caring for the patient. She finished a traditional internship and then a residency in OB/GYN at Mesa General Hospital in Mesa, Arizona. She is board certified and does deliveries and surgeries at Banner Gateway Hospital in Gilbert, Arizona.
Dr. Brass-Jones joined a traditional OB/GYN practice in 2000 after completing residency but was not satisfied with her decision. Over the next two years she concentrated on the development of an integrated medical center that would focus on women as the core of the family and helping them to create wellness within themselves. They would then be able to extend this wellness to their families, creating healthier family units.