It is not that easy to implement anything just by reading it over the internet. You can doubt the capabilities, suitability and harmlessness of even the most common home remedies. It is quite natural and can happen with any herpes patient. But that does not mean you just continue swallowing those harmful pills loaded with side effects. May be you are not sure about the way a particular home remedy will work. But you surely know the possible side effects of antivirals on your body. Therefore instead of going back to the method of treatment that is already proven to be very harmful, you should look for a better place where you can get concrete information on the harmlessness of home remedies. Taking the doubts that are stopping many herpes patients from trying herpes home remedies, we have come up with a new list that contain tried and tested methods of treating herpes. Being a herpes patient for almost 20 years from now, I had ample number of outbreaks allowing me to experiment. Many of the home remedies discussed below have been tried by myself on my own body, and other are taken after reviewing there effect on several herpes patients.
This plant has been the favorite of all the researchers for every disease. It is the first name in my list as well, as I used this trusted plant to deal with my second outbreak. Aloe vera is a magic wand for almost every type of skin problem, and in my case worked for herpes also. It is not only used to treat diabetes, psoriasis and even genital warts, but it is now revealed that this herb can also heal the genital herpes. The process is very simple, take aloe vera leave and rub it on the sores after peeling the thin cover of the leaf. If it is not possible to get the leaves directly, go to the medicine store and grab any aloe gel or cream. Apply it daily on the sores till you see them totally disappear. Although it is available in all the forms, i.e. tablets, skin ointment and general creams, aloe is most effective in its natural form, straight from the leaf of aloe plant. The leaf can be broken off, and then the thorns removed with a knife. The leaf can then be cut into approximately two inch slices, and opened to reveal the clear inner gel. If you cannot manage to find it in that natural form, then there are a wide variety of oral supplements available including juices and gel capsules. It is well and good if you get the aloe vera extracted directly from plant but if it is impossible, then you can look out for the least processed product and the one which has aloe vera in highest concentration.
Bathing in Lukewarm Water
This one is the simplest and least doubtful home remedy, as bathing in no way can harm anybody. It is the simplest method and we often do it at home without any problem as well. Keeping this in mind I tried to use it as I was not sure about its effectiveness. But the outputs were amazing. Soaking in a bath of warm water can alleviate the pain associated with the sores brought on by a bout of genital herpes. Nothing is easily available than warm water at home and it is a tested fact that it is an instant pain reliever. Soaking the herpes sore in warm water surely relieves the pain and itching. To keep the affected area infection-free and clean, use soap. After all, keeping an area that’s covered with sores clean and free of infection is one step closer to healing the sores.
Latex Condoms and breathable clothes
This one is also easiest home remedy for herpes just like the previous one. One of the most important things to do first when suffering from genital herpes is to wear cotton and loose fitting clothes. It is important to let your body breath. This will allow the air to easily circulate and will keep moisture and sweat away from the herpes infected area. If you suffer from genital herpes, avoid wearing synthetic or silk underwear and only go for cotton underwear or some other type of natural fiber underwear and loose-fitting clothing. Totally stay away from tight fitted cloths as they increases rashes and worsen the condition. If you intend to have sex during an outbreak, make sure you wear latex or vinyl condoms, to protect your partner from getting infected. This does not want any review from my side also as you can see it is only using your common sense to make things better.
Tea tree oil
During an outbreak around two years ago, I got tea tree oil from a medicine cum food store near my house thinking of giving it a try and trust me, the results were unexpected. Tea tree oil is actually extracted from the leaves via steam distillation, and maintains its potency for roughly 1 year from the date of distillation when properly stored in a dark glass bottle and out of direct sunlight. It is a very powerful antiseptic, and is used to treat many health ailments. Using tea tree oil can reduce the first stage of a cold sore from two or three days to 12 – 24 hours, especially if you treat it quickly. It is important to act instantly first signal of the cold sore appearing. If you can successfully figure out that it is going to be a cold sore only (if you are a long time sufferer then it is not that difficult to assess the beginning of an outbreak) more than half of the treatment is done. You will have to do least efforts if you start early. Be attentive and never ignore minor symptoms, rest tea tree oil will take care of everything else.
I read about this home remedy for herpes after seeing it mentioned at many places. The constituents of lemon balm oil- rosmarinic acid, flavonoids and phenolic acid are what make it an effective herpes cure. If you want to choose a tasty still healthy way of using lemon balm, it is the tea made up of lemon balm. Lemon balm tea is a tasty choice for those seeking the medicinal assistance of this herb. You can also use lemon balm tincture. Lemon balm tincture is an alcohol-based liquid extract. It is one of the best ways to treat a herpes outbreak, either you drink it or apply it on the cold sores externally. The alcohol draws out and preserves the flavonoids and phenolic acids that fight viruses. This way your body prepares to absorb the attack of the herpes virus. All you need to do is take 2 or 3 ml of lemon balm tincture in water three times daily as soon as the herpes symptoms appear. Herpes patients I know reported that continuing the dosage for a day or two after symptoms disappear minimized the recurrence.
Sweet in taste and favorite to review- honey
By having a taste of what the antivirals costs us, its time to adopt some alternatives. One such alternative is honey.
Itis easily available and is claimed to give better outcomes than any of the antiviral medicine. We can compare the two in terms of relieving symptoms only, as none of them completely cure the disease. The best way to use this treatment is to first make sure that you have semi fluid, RAW honey, as it will work far better than regular processed honey. Manuka honey, a special type of honey found in New Zealand, however, offers additional healing benefits not found in other honeys; hence it is best suited for our purpose. Side effects of antiviral like local itching were overcome by using honey. Manuka honey has anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. It helps in quick healing of herpes blisters and cold sores. You just need to apply some manuka honey directly on the infected area.
These were the home remedies that are tried by me, and I have included only those which I have found extremely beneficial. These can be tried by any individual and are completely side effect free. Based on my research on herpes cure, I have also found something that claims to cure herpes permanently. Although I have not tried it personally, but a huge number of herpes patients are reportedly taken benefit of the e-book named HSV Eraser. By critically examining all the aspects written about the book, all the reviews given by those who themselves used them, and taking my own knowledge and experience on herpes, I would recommend to use it at least once because its cost it nothing when you compare it with the amount you would have already spent on antivirals. And its promise to eliminate the virus from your body for once and for all makes it even more tempting. My base behind recommending you this e book is the fact that it is an excellent source of emotional counseling that you cannot get from anywhere else as far as herpes is concerned. This is the element that is lacking in all the home remedies reviewed by me as well. To fill this gap, HSV Eraser is a great choice. It will give you all the information about herpes, obviously coming from a trusted source. This information increases awareness and makes it easy for any herpes patient to deal with the psychological issues along with physical discomfort, which is not a rare but impossible combo.