Genital herpes is a common sexually transmitted disease caused by two types of viruses: herpes simplex type 1 (HSV-1) and herpes simplex type 2 (HSV-2). Symptoms of genital herpes include pain, itching, small red bumps or tiny white blisters, sores in the genital area and painful urination.
Recurrences are generally less painful than the original outbreak, and sores generally heal more quickly.
Use these home remedies for genital herpes and speed up the recovery process.
Take an Epsom salt bath can speed up the pain and blister healing time for genital herpes outbreaks. It does so by drying the blisters faster. It can also reduce pain and itch. Fill the bathtub with lukewarm water. Please add 1 ~ 2 cups of Epsom salt. Please melt the salt completely. For maximum skin absorption please soak your lower body with this water for 10 - 30 minutes. Once done, dry the genitals area with a blow dryer with warm setting. Please use this relief only once or twice a week.
Coconut oil has antiviral as well as antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Coconut oil has medium chain triglycerides, lauric acid and caprylic acid that can destroy the virus causing the outbreak. Coconut oil also reduces itching and inflammation. Please apply extra virgin coconut oil to the affected area before going to bed. Please allow it to sit overnight and rinse well with warm water the next morning. Repeat every day. Alternatively, you can also make an ointment by mixing equal amounts of extra virgin coconut oil and raw honey.
Aloe vera is a natural antiviral agent that can be used to treat all types of herpes. It not only reduces pain, inflammation and itching but also helps to heal lesions. Rinse Aloe vera leaves thoroughly and extract the gel. Apply to affected area. Please allow it to dry alone. Wipe with a washing cloth dipped in hot water. Please do 3 or 4 times daily for several days. You can also drink aloe vera juice every day to promote healing. To prepare the juice, mix 2 tablespoons of fresh Aloe vera gel with a cup of orange or other citrus juice. You should not take more than 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel a day. Alternatively, you can substitute fresh aloe vera gel with organic food grade aloe vera gels.
Hydrogen peroxide is another very popular home treatment of genital herpes. Extra oxygen molecules in hydrogen peroxide chemically react with anaerobic bacteria and viruses and destroy them. This in turn speeds up healing time. Using cotton balls, apply 3% hydrogen peroxide to the affected area. Leave it on for a few minutes, please rinse with warm water. Please repeat every few hours. You can also crush a lysine tablet and mix it with hydrogen peroxide and apply the solution to the affected area. Please rinse after 10 minutes with lukewarm water. Do this everyday.
Lysine, an amino acids, can help shorten the genital herpes occurrence length. To prevent recurrence you can take 3000 to 9000 mg of lysine at doses divided 3 and 3 times per day during an outbreak and 1000 mg to prevent recurrence. Always consult your doctor before taking supplement. Note: If you have high cholesterol, heart disease or high triglycerides, take lysine only under the supervision of a doctor.
Another effective treatment is apple cider vinegar. Rich in antiviral properties, it helps to destroy the causative virus of this infection. In addition, its disinfectant, astringent and anti-inflammatory properties help to prevent further relapse and reduces the severity of symptoms. With raw and unfiltered apple cider Vinegar, soak the cotton ball and push it in the affected area. It may stings a bit but avoids washing it. Do this 3 or 4 times a day. Also add 1 tablespoon of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar and a little raw honey to a cup of water. Drink twice daily to fight infections.
Garlic contains a chemical compound, allicin, which has antiviral properties. Allicin helps destroy viruses that are responsible for the occurrence of herpes. In addition, garlic is a rich source of vitamin C. Apply raw garlic or garlic oil to the affected area. Please let it sit for 15 minutes. It may sting at first. Please rinse with lukewarm water. Repeat it twice each day. Also eat 1 or 2 crushed garlic clove everyday to enhance your immune system.
Baking soda promotes healing and relieve itching and pain. Soak the cotton ball in water and immerse it in baking soda. Put a cotton swab on your outbreak and coat it with baking soda thoroughly. Please let it sit for 1 hour, then rinse with warm water. Please do this twice a day.
Indian lilac, also known as Neem, works against viral infections such as genital herpes. It also helps to reduce pain and itch while enhancing the immune system to fight the virus off. Please wash a handful of Nemu's leaves and grind. Please apply the past to the afflicted area. Please leave for over 30 minutes before washing with lukewarm water. You can also use Neem oil mixed with coconut oil and apply the mixture to the afflicted areas.