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[Top 10] Proven Home Remedies For Herpes Outbreak

Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Herpes

Herpes is a very common problem in men and women that can become very painful if left unattended. Herpes can create a small red, liquid-filled blisters around eyes, mouth, lips, or genital.

Although there is no permanent fix for herpes virus, but you can use some home remedies to treat its symptoms quickly. For this reason, I am going to share some valid and proven home remedies to treat herpes symptoms.

Some experts also believe that a strong immune system can stop Herpes Simplex Virus from attacking the body. So, we also improve remedies that improve immune system as well.

But first, let’s discuss about herpes symptoms.

So, What Are Herpes Symptoms?

It is usually difficult to distinguish herpes symptoms because these symptoms are mild and often occurs after months of a herpes outbreak. Many men and women are living with herpes virus in their bodies and they are happy by treating their symptoms with home remedies which also stop herpes outbreak.

So some of the common herpes symptoms are:

  • Muscle Pain
  • Feeling unwell
  • Cold Sores
  • Fever or flu-like symptoms

Some symptoms for genital herpes are:

  • Burning Pain when urinating
  • Nausea
  • Recurrent vaginal discharge
  • Blisters in the cervix (for women)
  • Burning or Itching in the groin area

For detail overview on herpes and its symptoms, read this post.

Let’s talk about home remedies

23 Home Remedies For Herpes Breakout

1. Ice Pack

Ice Cubes

Ice is an amazing home remedy for herpes breakout. Ice can do wonders in treating herpes pain especially if it is genital herpes. Just keep in mind, a long exposure to the ice can damage soft genital tissues.

Here’s how to prepare ice pack:

  • Take some ice and crush them
  • Put the crushed ice into a plastic bag
  • Wrap the plastic bag with the towel or sheet-like cloth
  • Place the bag on the sores for 10-15 minutes or until the herpes pain and itching subsides
  • Repeat the process multiple times a day.

2. Lemon Balm:

Lemon contains phenolic acids, rosmarinic acid, and flavonoids which are amazingly effective in treating sores and blisters. Additionally, some doctors believe lemon balm is an effective home remedy for herpes.

Here how you use it:

  • Prepare lemon tea and put it aside until it cool down.
  • Soak a cotton ball into the lemon balm tea and apply it directly to the sores.
  • Or, you can add 3-4 ml of lemon balm tincture into the water and drink it.
  • Drink this solution 2-4 times a day

Lemon balm also comes in the form of cream and lotion that you can use it to apply directly on your sores.

3. Aloe Vera Gel:

aloe vera

We all know Aloe Vera has some great healing properties and it is often used in many medicines. It is also an effective treatment for herpes blisters.

Here how to use it:

  • You can get Aloe Vera Gel from the market and apply directly on your sores
  • Or, you can cut Aloe Vera leaf into two halves and apply the gelled part directly on your herpes.

4.  Tea Tree Oil:

Tea Tree Oil also has some great healing properties that can treat many infections, and herpes blister is no different. You can buy Tea Tree Oil from the market and it is one of the best home remedies for oral herpes.

Here how to use it:

  • Take a glass of water and put 3-4 drops of Tea Tree Oil
  • For oral herpes, gargle the mouth with the solution.
  • For genital herpes, use eye-dropper to put few drops on the affected area.

5. Licorice Roots:

Licorice Roots

Licorice Roots is another very powerful remedy for herpes because it contains some amazing therapeutic properties.

Licorice contains glycyrrhizic acid that work in treating herpes pain but excessive use can cause hypertension and potassium-deficiency.

Pregnant women and children should avoid taking Licorice Root extract.

Here how to use it:

  • You can get Licorice Root extract supplement from the medical store and take 2 capsules a day.

6. Baking Soda:

Baking soda is a very effective remedy for treating herpes pain. You can use baking soda to get relief from burning and itching.

Here how to use it:

  • Take a cotton ball and dip it into the baking soda.
  • Apply the cotton soda with baking soda directly on the infected area.
  • Don’t re-use the cotton ball.

7. Echinacea:

Echinacea is a medical plant that is known for enhancing immune system and treating viral infection. Echinacea plant is also popular for its anti-viral properties. Great thing is, all part of Echinacea plant that is root, leaf, and flower can be used for treating herpes virus.

Here how to use it:

  • Echinacea is available in the powder form that you can use to prepare tea, juices, or in your meal. Just make sure you take recommended dose every day.

8. Epsom Salt:

Epsom Salt

I have heard many stories in which men and women get instant relief when they took bath in Epsom salt water. This is the perfect remedy to treating herpes pain and burning feeling.

Here how to use it:

  • Put some amount of Epsom Salt into the bathtab.
  • Fill bathtab with the water
  • Soak the infected area into the water
  • Let it dry and then take shower.

9. Apple Cider Vinegar:

Apple Cider Vinegar contains anti-inflammatory, astringent, and disinfectant properties that helps in decreasing the severity of herpes outbreak.

Here’s how you can use it:

  • Dip a cotton ball into the Apple Cider Vinegar and tap it three to four times into the infected area.
  • Or, you can put a tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar into a glass of water and drink it during the flare-ups.

10. Cornstarch:

Another remedy for herpes is cornstarch that takes away excessive moisture from the skin and helps in reducing itching.

Here how to use it:

  • You can use cornstarch directly to the infected area.
  • Or, you can soak a cotton ball into the cornstarch and dab it multiple times on the infected area.
  • Don’t re-use the cotton ball.

Final Few Words:

Herpes Cure

Herpes virus is very difficult to remove from the body, but luckily, some home remedies can help in providing relief instantly. When it comes to home remedies for herpes, you have many options, from ice pack to cornstarch.

However, it is also important to monitor your diet, and lifestyle habits to get rid of herpes virus at home. Also, don’t have unprotected sex and always monitor your herpes symptoms to avoid severe problems.

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