Herpes is an infection which is usually caused by virus Herpes simplex type 1. It appears in the form of the tiny bubbles on the lips or around them, as well as on the nose. The area that is infected with this virus may start to itch, or it will be hot, irritated and painful. A day or two after that, a bubble will appear that grows until it burst. At this place occurs an open wound that eventually is covered the scab, which eventually dries. Herpes is not only a nasty disease it can also be easily transferred. Therefore, here are some tips on preventing and treating herpes.
How to prevent herpes
When a person becomes infected with this nasty virus either will acquire immunity on following infections or virus will remain dormant in skin until something triggers again. The re-emergence can be caused by a variety of challengers (such as cold, stress, fatigue and exhaustion, strong sunlight, extremely high or low temperatures, poor diet, etc.). Of course, in the stopping of the occurrence, the most important thing is the prevention of herpes. Primarily this refers to the strengthening of the immune system. It is necessary to eat healthily and to enter a lot of vitamins into your body. Of course, in the strengthening of the immune system also helps enough sleep and regular exercise. Also, it is very important to pay attention to personal hygiene as well as the accessories you are using, such as clean towels, hand washing and avoiding the kissing with persons who are infected.
Untraditional ways of treatment
These are things you can do at home to battle this unpleasant virus. However, if herpes does not pass in a week, it is imperative to see a doctor. There are many natural traditional remedies against this virus. In the initial phase, on the infected place you need to put cotton wool soaked with cold coffee without sugar. Also, ice cubes can be helpful. Drugs containing calendula are there to prevent skin that is chapped because of herpes to be infected with bacteria. With the crushing of calendula flower, you need to take the liquid that is obtained with the help of and applies it to the infected area. Propolis is very healing, and in this case, could help with the direct application to herpes. Vaseline, cream of lemon balm, alcohol and zinc cream could be helpful as well. As for the drugs from pharmacies, they are mainly based on a drug called acyclovir that is capable enough to alleviate the symptoms. There are also various patches that are placed directly on the infected place.
Advice and warnings
Try not to touch herpes, but if you do, immediately wash your hands. You should replace linens and towels every day, and do not let someone else use them, in order not to infect. When herpes has the strong appearance and it is very visible, you should immediately visit doctor’s place. If that happens and you tried everything that we advised, going to a doctor’s becomes a necessity.