PositiveSingles Offers Advice on the Best Clothing Options for Herpes Sufferers

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The latest information the experts at PositiveSingles are offering has to do with which types of clothing and fabric is the best for people who have the herpes simplex virus.

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PositiveSingles is more than just a dating website for people who suffer from sexually transmitted diseases. The site is always trying to find ways to support and educate its members on ways of dealing with their illnesses. The latest information the experts at the popular dating site are offering has to do with which type of clothing and fabric is the best for people who have the herpes simplex virus.

Most professors who are experts in the field of herpes simplex virus (HSV) agree that people who suffer from this disease should wear breathable clothing options. People often wonder just which kinds of clothing are less likely to induce a herpes outbreak. PositiveSingles asks its members about their personal experiences regarding breathable clothing for herpes. The experts on the site then compile the answers and reveal the results.

Cotton is the best clothing to wear; 42.34 percent of members said this is the most breathable clothing. Cotton is a soft, natural fiber that allows air to pass through it. One anonymous member says, “Cotton is soft enough to release the discomfort from an outbreak.”

Flax is the next most popular fabric used for breathable clothing options with 26.19 percent of members surveyed voting for it. Flax is another natural, breathable fiber. The only drawback to flax is the fact that it often will cause friction when rubbed against the skin. Constant friction will aggravate skin and will cause herpes symptoms to flare up and increase discomfort. If one wants to wear flax, the experts agree that the clothing should be loose, so it won’t cause friction.

An inexpensive, breathable option for clothing is a blend of cotton or flax with other, mostly man-made fibers. One anonymous member says, “It has various advantages and it is cheaper than some of the other clothing options.”

Most members agree that the worst clothing for a herpes sufferer to wear is chemical fiber. This type of fabric is less breathable and hygroscopic. This combination of qualities is the favorite atmosphere for herpes to multiply and increase painful symptoms and should be avoided.

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