Genital Herpes is one of the most painful viruses. It prevents its host from living life normally and can result in a loss of relationships and confidence. It is also very expensive to treat the symptoms it displays. However, it requires a great amount of treatment. The medical world offers plenty of treatments for this virus but there are also alternative methods of treatment. Home remedies provide a safe and inexpensive way to treat genital herpes with equal results. Another benefit to using home remedies versus commercial products is that you can do it in the privacy of your own home without being embarrassed or ashamed.
Outbreaks can be frequent or almost non-existent, whichever the case these tips can reduce the appearance of breakouts, reduce the length of breakouts, and also relief the pain that is associated with them. This will allow you to go on with your life as comfortable as possible.
Most of these tips include basic steps to prevent aggravation of the genital herpes virus. Since there is no cure for genital herpes all we can do is treat the symptoms and control the outbreaks. This is best done by avoiding foods that contain high amounts of Arginine, which is an amino acid found in foods like peas, grain cereals, peanuts, chocolate, soda, beer, and jello. This amino acid is needed by the virus. The amount of this amino acid directly affects how active the virus is. Basically the goal is to starve the virus as much as possible.
Another way to fight the virus is by exercise, exercise strengthens the immune system which will reduce the frequency of breakouts.
Some things to keep in mind are that the genital herpes virus is easily aggravated by tight clothing and unnatural fibers. It is smart to wear only cotton undergarments and loose clothing at all times this will prevent rubbing and allow air circulation, which contributes to overall health and keeping the virus dormant.
Not to forget the easiest yet most effective treatment of all, soap and water. Use soap and water to clean the area of breakouts frequently. This will dramatically shorten the time it takes the breakouts to heal.