Home Remedies For Herpes
Using home remedies for herpes is one of the safest and most effective ways to manage most herpes simplex infections. While the herpes virus cannot be killed, herpes remedies help to alleviate the intense itching and pain that are two of the most predominant symptoms of herpes.
What’s more, all herbal treatments for herpes can be used for as long as is necessary without the risk of any side effects.
Here are a few remedies for herpes that are very simple to do at home and will give you some amount of relief from the pain.
Ice Packs or Frozen Tea Bags
Applying an ice pack on the blisters is the simplest and most effective of all home remedies for herpes.
When you apply ice, it numbs the area and hinders viral activity. After a while, when you remove the ice and the temperature rises, blood rushes to the area and the white blood cells that rush in with the blood further inhibits the viral activity, providing extended relief.
A frozen tea bag is just as effective at relieving the itching and pain. Place a tea bag in the freezer for an hour. Apply on blister applying gentle pressure and keep for about 5 to 10 minutes. Place tea bag back in the freezer. Repeat at least 4 to 5 times a day.
Baking powder has been used since ancient times for treating a wide range of conditions including herpes. Simply dusting the blisters with baking soda helps soothe the itching and the pain.
Well known for its soothing and healing properties, Aloe Vera helps by drying out the blisters quickly. In addition providing relief from the pain and itching, Aloe Vera also helps maintain the health of the skin after the blisters have dried out. To use Aloe Vera, cut a leaf lengthwise, scrape out the gel and apply directly onto the blisters.
Dab cotton wool that has been dipped into cold milk onto the blister and keep for about 7-10 minutes and then wash off. Doing this 4-5 times a day provides much needed relief from the itchy, painful symptoms of herpes.
When considering home remedies for herpes, keep in mind that diet also plays a crucial role in the treatment and prevention of herpes. Vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage and garlic keep the virus inactive and help cure an outbreak faster.Increased intake of these vegetables can be tremendously helpful
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