Healing Genital Herpes

It may sound strange to read genital herpes healing because the virus is incurable. But genital herpes can be painful and there are ways you can lessen the time frame of the outbreaks. Here are some of the things that you can do to promote healing of genital herpes.

Keep herpes sores clean and dry

Keeping your sores dry and clean is very important. Take warm baths, and gently pat dry afterwards. Epsom salts can also help sooth the discomfort. Avoid applying anything to the area that may hold on the moisture, such as antibacterial cream, or ointments. Some people like to use a hair dryer set on air dry instead of a towel. Try to wear loose fitting clothes. Try not to wear clothes that rub against your sores. Try not to wear thongs, cotton underwear is recommended. Try not to wear pantyhose either. To relieve some of the pain, and swelling apply an ice pack to the area where the sores are.

Eat and live healthy

Many people believe a healthy lifestyle can help promote genital herpes healing and even prevention of outbreaks. This means an all-around healthy lifestyle, including eight or more hours of sleep every night, eating a healthy, well-balanced diet, and exercise. You should also avoid smoking, recreational drugs, and avoid or only use alcohol in moderation. A healthy lifestyle can help boost the immune system, and prevent recurrences. Another important thing to remember in genital herpes healing is reducing and managing the stress in your life. Stress, especially severe stress can hurt your immune system. Learning how to reduce, and manage the stress in your life may help in the prevention of outbreaks, and lessening the time frame of the outbreaks.

Being diagnosed with genital herpes requires changes in your life and it can take some time to adjust. Take that time, and try the suggestions to help in healing genital herpes. It can be difficult, and frustrating, but these suggestions may help. Some people with genital herpes believe that they do.

Take supplements that help with genital herpes

Some studies have also shown certain nutritional supplements and herbs to help in healing genital herpes. Some possibly helpful nutritional supplements are Lysine, Zinc, and Lithium Carbonate. Some possibly helpful herbs are Licorice Root, Lemon Balm, Aloe Vera, Turmeric, Cloves, Eucalyptus, and Seaweed. Some of these are topical agents, some are taken orally, and some need to be prescribed. It would be best to consult a health care professional for advice on these possible healing agents, because a very limited number of studies have been done.