Herpes is a viral disease caused due to Herpes simplex virus of two types i.e. HSV1 & HSV2. Herpes virus affects mouth, genital area, nails, hands, feet, eyes, face, central nervous system and other body parts.This infection is raising problems in patients suffering from herpes as it weakens human’s immunity system which leads to faster spread and outbreak of herpes infection.
Herpes is not curable but symptoms of herpes can be minimized with help medicines and some simple home remedies. Home remedies are better than medicines because medicines include antiviral drugs and therapy which suppresses the infection but have some side effects. These simple remedies make the immune system strong which helps to prevent spreading and outbreaks of herpes infection which heals the disease faster.
Home Remedies For Herpes
Frozen Ice bags helps to minimize the burning sensation caused by herpes infection and soothes the infected area that reduces the temperature of infected parts which leads to inhibition of herpes virus. Tea bags play most important role in treatments of herpes infection as it is a most effective and simple remedy; apply the warm or cold tea bags on infected parts that helps reduce the inflammation and heals infection faster. Apply baking soda on infected part that will relieve infection. Cornstarch can be also used as same.
For genital infection take a bath with warm water which helps to reduce pain caused by herpes outbreaks. Milk contains a fat called monocaprin, application of milk on affected part helps to kill herpes virus that leads to reduction of infection.Garlic contains antibiotic properties, is a broad spectrum antibiotic that kills the virus and helps to control the disease. Apple cider vinegar is called as wonder drug, should be applied topically to prevent development of cold sores and fever blisters of herpes infection.
If applied in concentrated form it gives burning sensation on infected area, to avoid that mix the apple cider vinegar with lemon juice or milk. Lemon contains vitamin c which fights the disease faster and builds the immunity strong, slice of lemon application on infected part helps to stop cold sores and outbreaks of herpes. If application of lemon slices is inconvenient drink concentrated lemon juice in early morning to relieve the symptoms of herpes infection.
Manuka honey contains antibacterial properties which help to kill herpes virus and its application on outbreaks and sores heals the infection faster. Herpes infection causes itching in and around infected part so domeboro powder is used with water to relieve itching and uneasiness caused by herpes. Aloe vera gives cooling and soothing effect if applied on infected part, it also heals the outbreaks, sores and inflammation. Magnesium sulphase is also useful in herpes infection in lower body part; sitting in tub filled with a warm water and ½ cup of magnesium sulphate will cleanse and relieve the infected sores and gives soothing effect.
Use loose inner wares made up of cotton as tight cloths may cause discomfort and rashes on skin which will increase the spread of herpes infection. Cotton inner wares are better than nylon and silk as they do not cause rubbing on skin. Use dry clothes as wet clothes are responsible for spreading and development of herpes virus. Take bath with essential oil massage which will give soothing effect to the body and also relieve the infection.