HSV or the Herpes Simplex Virus is an infection that causes painful cold sores on several areas of your skin. Most commonly, these cold sores appear on the parts of your mouth as well as your genitals. Herpes is a communicable disease that affects a lot of people every year, since it’s an oral infection that spreads very easily. The primary means of spreading is through the saliva of an infected person. But, HSV treatment makes the condition manageable.
What Are The Symptoms Of Herpes Simplex Virus?
- Cold sores in the mouth
- Itchy skin
- Lack of appetite
- Painful urination
- Enlarged lymph nodes
- Fever and sensitive fever blisters
What Causes The Herpes Simplex Virus?
- Stressful living
- Hormonal changes
- Certain medications
- Weak immune system
- Eating from the same utensil
- Sharing lip products
- Kissing an infected person
HSV Treatment: Simple Remedies
1. Apply Coconut Oil
Adding coconut oil to your everyday meals is the most effective ways to get relief from symptoms of herpes. Coconut oil contains lauric acid along with antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. This helps in cleansing the body of herpes causing virus. You can also apply coconut oil on the affected area.
2. Cool Down With Ice Packs
Ice packs can be used to get instant and effective relief from the symptoms of herpes. Wrap up some ice cubes in a towel or in a piece of cloth and apply this over the affected areas. This will help reduce the pain and related inflammation.
3. Rub On Some Garlic
Garlic is a herb with incredibly powerful antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties to provide relief from herpes. So, prepare a paste of some garlic cloves and apply it over the affected region thrice daily.
4. Try Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has anti-viral, astringent as well as disinfecting properties. So, it’s quite beneficial in HSV treatment. Applying apple cider vinegar over the affected region helps reduce pain and inflammation caused by the herpes virus.
5. Cleanse With Hydrogen Peroxide
Hydrogen Peroxide is really the best remedy to cleanse out the herpes virus from the body. Apply (under the supervision of a medical professional) hydrogen peroxide to the affected region at least 3 times a day. This brings about visible improvements. 3% solution of hydrogen peroxide bought from any medical store is enough to disinfect the entire body.
6. Take Good Care Of Yourself.
HSV treatment must be taken very seriously. Maintain hygiene in your surroundings and remember that HSV is highly contagious. So, keep yourself properly isolated so that it does not spread and make others suffer. Further reduce your symptoms by applying licorice root, peppermint, tea tree oil, aloe vera or lemon balm on the affected areas for immediate relief from herpes.
Note: Articles on Ayurvedum are solely for the purpose of sharing the goodness of Ayurveda and bringing awareness on natural and healthy living. Please do not substitute it for professional medical advice. Ingredients discussed can interfere with certain medications. So, before using anything to treat yourself, always consult an Ayurveda doctor or practitioner.