Suggestions & treatments for herpes simplex

Try these simple home remedies to get rid of herpes simplex virus -

  • Pouring warm water over the sores 3-4 times a day and then drying the area completely with the help of corn starch would also help in drying out the sores.
  • The tannic acid present in tea helps to soothe the skin tissues; place wet tea bags on the sores and discard them after each use.
  • If the pain and itching is more then, wrap ice in a towel and apply on the sores for 5-10 minutes.
  • Avoid scratching or touching your sores, as this can pass the virus to other parts of the body like eyes or mouth. Wash your hands frequently and keep your nails short.
  • Preferably wear cotton panties and cotton clothes to ensure proper air circulation and avoid tight fitted clothes.
  • Avoid sex completely; even if you are using condoms, as the whole affected area is not protected by condoms.
  • Relapse of this virus often occurs due to poor immune system and increased stress.
  • Avoid foods that stress your immune system like chocolates, processed/canned foods, refined foods (White flour based products), sugar, cola drinks including caffeine.
  • Boost your immune system with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole wheat and its products, eggs, skimmed milk and its products, soy beans and lots of water.
  • Siberian ginseng and gypsy mushrooms are also helpful in fighting the HSV virus.

answered by S P

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