Herpes Simplex is usually transmitted through direct or skin to skin contact with someone who is affected by the virus. Herpes Simplex results in cold sores especially around the mouth or on the hands. It is possible that those affected with Herpes Simplex may not realize that they carry the virus unless a breakout takes place. Occasional outbreaks result in burning sores and during this period it is strongly recommended not to be in direct contact with other individuals as this is likely to result in transmission of the virus.Â Some Herpes Simplex remedies involve a stringent practice of hygiene. The sores must not be touched while the hands should be washed frequently throughout the day. Plenty of water must be consumed throughout the day in order to help flush out toxins from the body. The cold sores or the blisters must be kept clean and dry. However do not use talcum powder but try cornstarch as an agent for keeping the sores dry and clean.Â An application of an icepack is also useful in alleviating the pain and reducing the frequency of the occurrence as it helps in suppressing the virus.
Aloe Vera can be used as an emollient or an ointment for relief from burning sores. According to a recent study done on the effect of Echinacea extracts on herpes simplex, it has been revealed that the extracts have a very powerful effect on Herpes Simplex. However those with allergies or autoimmune diseases towards Echinacea extracts must avoid them. A preparation made from propolis is also useful in symptomatic relief from herpes simplex. However since it is a chronic disease, all forms of herbal remedies for Herpes Simplex as well as natural remedies for Herpes Simplex must be taken with extreme caution. Most Herpes Simplex remedies that are available over the counter are not regulated and it is possible that any compounds in the herbs may affect the body’s chemistry and produce pleasant side-effects.
Natural Remedies for Herpes Simplex
There are many herbal and dietary supplements that claim to fight herpes simplex infections by enhancing the immune system. However there has been very little research or studies conducted on such products and even fewer evidence to prove their efficacy. As with all types of natural remedies or popular herbal supplementations available over-the-counter, extreme care and caution must be taken before consuming or applying such products.Â It is important to note that herpes simplex is not curable and hence all forms of natural remedies for herpes simplex or their goals would be to reduce the occurrence of the condition as well as providing symptomatic relief during an outbreak.