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11 Very Effective Home Remedies For Herpes

Herpes is caused due to the attack of herpes virus on the human skin and the problem generally occurs on the areas such as face, lips, mouth etc. Herpes is one of the kinds of sin infection and this problem is diagnosed with fever which then results into the formation of fever blisters on the affected parts of the body. There is an intense inflammation and soreness in the fever blisters that make the life very miserable. There are several reasons that favour the occurrence of herpes attack.

Hormonal changes, illness, allergies, stress, medication, surgery and a weak immune system. Symptoms of the problem are fever blisters, sores in mouth, swelling in lymph nodes, fatigue, itching, restlessness etc. It is very important to reduce the infection because it can affect healthy individual if he comes in contact with the infected person’s saliva. The infected person should maintain a distance from others and use these home remedies to reduce the symptoms for getting relief from the problem.

Below Are The 11 Very Effective Home Remedies For Herpes:

1. Cold Compress

The occurrence of fever blisters is very painful in this situation and the inflammation and soreness add discomfort to your life.[1] Therefore you can use a cold compress to reduce the inflammation in the fever blisters. Moreover by using cold compress one can also reduce the size of blisters by reducing the swelling outbreak. Therefore apply cold compress on the affected areas to get relief.


2. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is astringent in nature and thus helps in disinfecting the body for reducing the infection effectively.[2] Not only this, the anti inflammatory properties of apple cider vinegar are very useful in reducing the inflammation and pain caused due to problem therefore it is advised to apply apple cider vinegar on the affected areas but do this with a cotton to reduce the risk of spreading of infection to other body parts.

Apple Cider Vinegar

3. Aloe Vera

Apply aloe vera gel regularly on the skin to reduce the size of the blisters. You can also use aloe vera to reduce the occurrence of mouth sores.[3] Not only this, aloe vera is also very useful in aiding the skin for recovery and makes it healthy again by reducing herpes infection.

Aloe Vera Mask

4. Garlic

Garlic is anti microbial in nature and thus is very useful for reducing the viral infection from the skin. Not only this, the potent and useful properties of garlic are very effective in reducing mouth sores and fever blisters to provide relief from the herpes problem.[4] Make a paste by grinding fresh garlic cloves and apply it directly on the affected skin areas to get relief. Repeat the remedy regularly to get complete relief from herpes.


5. 3 % Hydrogen Peroxide

A 3 % solution of hydrogen peroxide is a very effective solution to reduce the herpes infection from the skin. It reduces the fever blisters and all the pain and inflammation caused due to them.[5] Not only this, you can also use it for reducing the mouth sores by further diluting it and using it for rinsing the mouth.

hydrogen peroxide

6. Olive Oil

Olive oil is rich in anti oxidants and the rich skin moisturizing properties of olive oil are very effective in reducing the sores caused due to herpes.[6] It is therefore advisable that you should apply olive oil the affected parts to get relief from the problem.

Olive Oil

7. Baking Soda

Baking soda can be used for getting fast relief from the problem of herpes.[7] Baking soda is very effective in reducing the sores and blisters caused due to the problem and also reduces the risk of the future attacks of the virus. Just apply some baking soda on the skin to get relief from the problem.

baking soda

8. Tea Bags

Tea bags also come handy for reducing the problem of herpes.[8] Tea bags have anti inflammatory nature that reduces the inflammation. Not only this, tea bags are also rich in anti oxidants and help your skin to get relief from the herpes infection completely.

Cold tea bags

9. Corn Starch

Corn starch is widely used for reducing the problems like itching and skin inflammation and you can extend its use to reduce the symptoms of herpes as well.[9] Apply corn starch on the affected areas to reduce the sores and improve skin health for getting wonderful results.

Baking Soda & Cornstarch

10. Epsom Salt

Epsom salt provides relief from the itching and inflammation caused due to the herpes sores.[10] Therefore it is recommended to add Epsom salt to your bathing water every time to get the problem reduced.

Epsom Salt Bath

11. Oregano Oil

Oregano oil has anti viral properties and thus is very useful for getting relief from the infection.[11] Oregano oil also reduces the sores and blisters to provide relief from the pain and inflammation. Apply the oil directly on the affected areas to get relief.


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