Genital herpes is an infectious disease caused by a virus transmitted during sexual activities. If you have sexual intercourse with someone infected by this, there’s a big chance that it will be passed on to you. Sores and blisters will show up on the affected area. These cause itch and irritation to the person infected. It usually takes a week before the sores and blisters heal. There’s still no cure for this disease. However, there are natural treatments that help reduce outbreak as well as lessen the severity of swelling. Before trying any of these treatments, talk to your doctor about your condition and see if you can take these natural treatments.
Here are the steps on how to treat genital herpes naturally.
- Keep genital area clean and dry. Take a bath using hot water at least twice a day. This will lessen the itch and irritation that you feel. Use herbal soap to prevent irritating your sores. Make sure to dry your genital area properly once done. It’s also best to go out in the morning and get the needed sunlight of your skin for about 20 minutes.
- Apply oil and spray. Apply tea tree oil on the affected area before going to bed. This is best in fighting infections and gives soothing relief to your skin. Grapefruit seed extract that you can spray on your sores will also help in healing them faster.
- Drink juice. Carrot juice is best when you have an outbreak of genital herpes. This will help remove toxins in your body. Toxins will prevent sores from healing fast. Take a glass of carrot juice on every meal and this will aid in healing the sores. Potassium juice is also a great antioxidant. You can take a glass of this every morning and evening. The ingredients in making potassium juice are carrots, sea greens, celery, parsley and spinach. These need to be juiced together to make your potassium juice. If you don’t have a juicer, you can also purchase pure Noni juice and mix it with water.
- Watch your food intake. Avoid foods that are rich in arginine. These will slow down the healing of your sores. Some of these foods are peanuts, cashews and chocolates. If you have an outbreak, be sure not to take any of these. Instead, take foods rich in lysine. These foods will help your body get the collagen it needs to heal the sores fast. Some of the foods that are rich in lysine are chicken, eggs, fish, turkey, pork and parsley.
- Take supplements. When outbreak starts, take lysine and zinc supplements as well as antioxidants to get the needed nutrients by your body to heal the sores. It’s also best to prevent taking alcohols, nicotine and caffeine to make sure your body gets all the nutrients it needs. Olive leaf extract can also control the sores and prevent these from spreading.
Avoid sexual activities during the outbreak. This is to avoid irritating the sores and blisters and prevent the virus from infecting your partner. Do these steps only after consulting your physician.