Alternative cures for Genital herpes

by Sam Malone

Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease caused by herpes simplex virus II; it can be easily spread by direct skin to skin contact. Some people might not be aware of the infection, while for others there might be a number of blisters around the genitals and rectum. When this virus is active these blisters breaks open leaving tender sores or ulcers behind which may take at least two to four week times to heal. The infection can stay in the body indefinitely in the dormant state once its healed and another outbreak can happen many times without any reasons. As scary it sounds, it actually is not and can be dealt easily with some genital herpes home remedies.

Boost up your immune system - Although experts don't know the exact cause for herpes simplex flare ups, many think that it occurs due to a low or weak immune system. To avoid any possibilities try to keep your immune system armed always with the help of a sound diet, regular exercise and lots of rest. Learn to relax, certain emotions like depression, anxiety, tension, fear, anger are thought to suppress the immune system and it is seen that people who suffer from these emotions have frequent outbreaks.

Keep the genitals clean - Simply clean your genital areas with soap and water, don't try any other ointment or cream without consulting a specialist as might not help and may even make the infection worst. Also the ointments and petroleum jelly can block the passage of air to these areas and slow down the healing process. For a quicker recovery the genital sores need lot of air.

Dry up - Having a warm water shower three to four times in your genital area can be very soothing for many. But when you come out of the shower make sure to dry the genitals thoroughly. You can use a hair dryer (set it on cool or low and make sure you don't burn yourself) to get rid of the unnecessary moisture. The dryer will also have a soothing effect, dry out the sores and thus help in speeding up the healing process.

Contagious! Yes genital herpes is very contagious. Although the name says genital, it can spread to other parts of the body too if proper hygiene is not maintained. Don't touch or scratch the sores, if you do occasionally then make sure to wash your hands with soap to avoid the infection from spreading.

No sex please - Abstain from sex completely as it will not only transfer your infection to your partner but may also make your infection worse. This is the best genital herpes home treatment as this will help any further spread of infection and give time for recovery. Wear clean and comfortable cotton panties or underpants as these will allow your skin with herpes to breathe.

Aloe - Aloe vera gel is the most effective genital herpes natural cure. Apply a thin layer over the infected area for relief and recovery.

Warning: The reader of this article should exercise all precautionary measures while following instructions on the home remedies from this article. Avoid using any of these products if you are allergic to it. The responsibility lies with the reader and not with the site or the writer.
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