The Herpes Simplex Virus is broken up into two distinct types: Type 1 and Type 2. Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1, also known as HSV-1, is the strain of Herpes that causes oral herpes or sores that are most common around the mouth or on the lips. Many people commonly refer to HSV-1 as cold sores or fever blisters. There are instances where Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 has caused Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2, but HSV-1 is mostly contained to the lips and mouth and is a separate and distinct virus. HSV-1 is easily transmitted through oral secretions (saliva) or through contact with sores on the skin. This means that anyone who has shared a kiss or an object that touched the infection itself like a toothbrush, fork, spoon, lipstick, etc., can contract the virus. It is definitely worth noting that both The HSV-1 and the HSV-2 virus can be spread even when there are no sores present. These are some scary statistics and that’s precisely why Clear Gear Sports Spray is designed to kill viruses like the one that causes Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1.
Clear Gear Sports Spray can be used in a variety of applications such as treating shared objects in schools or on athletic gear. Most people carrying the HSV-1 usually experience bouts or occurrences of outbreaks followed by periods of dormancy. There is usually a catalyst for an outbreak, such as when the immune system is weakened. The typical symptoms of an HSV-1 outbreak include blisters on the mouth or any other affected area. After a while, the blisters break, leaving behind open tender sores. Some catalysts for outbreaks include:
Outbreaks of HSV-1 are typically treated with a topical medicine on the affected area. Most people can feel the onset of a herpes lesion or cold sore because the area usually tingles right before the blister becomes visible. The HSV-1 virus has even been known to be transmitted from the mother to a baby during childbirth, however, this occurrence rate is quite low. There is no known cure for the Herpes Simplex Virus and once you contract it, it stays in the body for life lying dormant and waiting for the next catalyst to trigger an outbreak.
Staying clean and protected tops the list of limiting your chances of contracting HSV-1. At Clear Gear, we believe that prevention is the best medicine and Clear Gear Sports Spray can help in the prevention of some of the most horrendous diseases and illnesses out there.