Here’s How Medical Marijuana Can Treat A Herpes Outbreak

In 2018, about 48 percent of Americans 14 to 49 have or will contract herpes, making it one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases. The long-term effects include outbreaks of painful sores on the genitals and damage to the nervous system.

There are two types of herpes: genital and oral. The latter causes cold sores and is not considered dangerous. This article is about genital herpes. The disease is typically spread during direct genital contact during sex. Symptoms include small, painful blisters on the genitals and flu-like symptoms. Most who are infected don’t know they are and have mild or no symptoms.

There is no cure for herpes, although medicines that prevent or shorten outbreaks are effective for some with the disease, and can help prevent ... read more at: