10 ways for relief and avoid the occurrence of a herpes outbreak with stuff around the house
Herpes is an infection that is caused when direct or indirect contact is made with a person who might be infected with the herpes simplex virus, either herpes simplex 1 or herpes simplex 2. Herpes Simplex 1 is spread orally through infected saliva, whereas herpes simplex 2 is a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD). Herpes causes blisters and sores to appear near the eyes, mouth, genitals and lips. When infected, the resultant sores are liquid filled that are extremely itchy and painful.
Once a person contracts herpes they have it for life. It can lie dormant for months, and even years but due to various factors, such as stress, illness and certain foods, it can return. The first outbreak of herpes is usually associated with fever, while enlarged lymph nodes, blisters and sores are a common occurrence. If you feel that you have contracted the herpes virus, here is a list of home remedies that can give some relief to the symptoms, if not causing them to subside completely.
Ice is your first go-to when dealing with the blisters and sores that are unfortunately very common in a herpes outbreak. Crush some ice and fill it in a plastic bag. Wrap the plastic bag in a thick cloth. Lightly press the bag on the sores for immediate pain relief. Do this for 10 to 15 minutes but note that extended exposure of the genitals to ice can cause tissue damage.
Olive oil is rich in antioxidants and is a very effective remedy for herpes. Olive oil is commonly used to moisturize the skin and when applied it will soothe the infected area. Heat olive oil in a pot and add lavender and beeswax. Allow the mixture to cool and then apply to the infected area.
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