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10 Top Ways To Get Rid Of Herpes

Herpes can be quite painful as it is usually an infection which becomes red swollen near the eyes, nose, mouth, lips, etc. Herpes is caused by the herpes virus and it may also be caused by the direct and indirect touch between two human beings in the form of physical intimacy, kiss, etc. Herpes if occurs frequently can be contagious and can cause many disease such as brain infection, cancer, etc. Herpes can be treated at home with some simple home remedies. It is not much needed to see a doctor in case of herpes. Herpes occur both in men and women. Some causes of herpes are contact with multiple people, exposure to ultra violet rays, etc.

Here Are 10 Top Ways To Get Rid Of Herpes

1. Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is very effective in case of herpes. It does not cause any kind of side effects as it is totally natural to use. You just have to take a few drops of tea tree oil in a glass of water and then use it to gargle if the herpes is occurring in your mouth.[1] In case, it is a genital herpes, then you can apply a few drops of the oil in the infected area.

Tea Tree Oil

2. Baking Soda

Baking soda reacts very fast in the infected area. The itchiness and painful areas will be healed soon with the use of baking soda. A cotton ball should be taken and then dipped in the baking soda. It should be applied directly in the infected area to get instant relief. The oozing blisters also dry away fast [2].

 Baking Soda

3. Olive Oil

Olive oil is an anti oxidant to the skin and it helps it treating the sore areas of herpes. Olive oil is also a moisturiser for the skin. Just take small amount of olive oil and heat it in water with lavender oil and then bee wax it. After the mixture cools down, apply it in the infected area [3].

Olive Oil

4. Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe Vera is totally natural and it is such a great treat to the infected areas of herpes. The Aloe Vera gel can be applied on the sores to reduce the redness and the itching part in the herpes. There is one more thing that can be done. A fresh Aloe Vera leaf can be cut into halves and then applied on the gelled areas of the sores [4].

 Aloe Vera Gel

5. Lemon Balm

Lemon balm contains flavonoids, phenolic acid, and rosmarinic acid which are a good way to treat the herpes problems. The blisters can be treated easily with the help of lemon balm. A lemon balm tea should be prepared and let it stay for a while. Then soak a cotton ball and apply it in the infected areas. Lemon balm is also available in ointments and creams now a days [5].

Lemon Balm

6. Ice Pack

Ice pack is probably the simplest way to treat herpes. Take some ice cubes and then crush them so that they become smooth. The crushed ice should be put in a plastic bag and wrap the bag in a thick cloth. This should be applied to the infected areas for about 10-15 minutes [6].

Ice Pack

7. Peppermint

Peppermint is a good remedy to soothe the pain that occurs due to the redness of the swollen areas. Peppermint also has certain anti bacterial properties which help to kill the virus that causes herpes. Peppermint tea can be consumed at least 2 times a day. Also a cotton ball can be taken and dipped in the tea and applied in the infected area [7].


8. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is rich in lauric acid which has a great amount of antibacterial properties in it. The herpes virus can be killed with the use of lauric acid on the skin. Lauric acid is found in supplements which can be taken after consulting a doctor. Virgin coconut oil can be consumed daily for visible results [8].

Coconut Oil

9. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar helps to reduce the occurrence of the herpes. With the help of a cotton ball, dip it in apple cider vinegar and then wash the infected area for about 3-4 times in a day. Continue this remedy procedure for a week time or till the problem of herpes is disappeared [9].

Apple Cider Vinegar

10. Cornstarch

Cornstarch helps to absorb the excess moisture from the skin which in turn helps to reduce the occurrence of herpes. Cornstarch should be applied directly on the infected areas. The above listed home remedies are the best possible way to control the problem of herpes [10].