Herpes Simplex (HSV-1 and HSV-2)
There are many ways of getting relief for Herpes Simples by natural means. Many times it is the ingesting of foods contain ingredients that impair the immune system, that allow viruses to take over. The Herpes Simplex virus, or HSV, is an infection of the skin caused by 1 or 2 viruses, which are HSV-1 and HSV-2.
By ingesting large amounts of the refined carbohydrates, certain parameters of the immune function becomes impaired. Many patients claim they experience a recurring of the herpetic lesions whenever they are eating too many sweets. Correcting this can be done through a change in eating habits.
Eliminating refined carbohydrates is one of the key components in the ‘anti-candida’ program. The well-known Candida albicans’ can produce a variety of immune-depressing toxins. The repeated ingesting of allergenic foods puts a strain of the immune system. This lowers its capacity to keep the HSV in a state of dormancy.
Taking vitamin C and eating foods that contain it, is a good way to combat herpes and get some relief. Absorbic acid has proven to able to inactivate a broad range of viruses ‘in vitro’. That includes the Herpes Simplex virus. So eating lots of fruit, drinking fruit juices, and taking supplements, can help with your war on herpes.
Zinc is another natural way to combat herpes. Zinc ions have proven to inhibit the replicating of both the HSV-1 and HSV-2 ‘in-vitro’. When the concentration was at 0.1 mM, inhibition was nearly complete. For treating recurrent infections of the skin, zinc sulfate-containing topical treatments were used within a 48-hour period of the onset of symptoms, and in EVERY case the pain, burning, and tingling ceased within the first 24-hour period.
STDs are caused by the Herpes simplex virus HSV-1. It’s the same as the one causing the cold sores on the mouth, lips, and face. It can cause them on the genitals as well, however, this is usually brought on by HSV-2 rather than HSV-1. You can spread herpes to your genitals from one of your cold sores by not washing after your hand has been in contact with an infected area. Or it is spread through sexual contact. Remember, blisters do not need to be present for you to get infected. A natural treatment for this is something very simple – a nice warm bath. By soaking in a tub of warm water, the pain can be alleviated. Add a little Epsom salt to the bath. It should be noted, that bathing in warm water promotes the shedding of the herpes virus, and increases its ability to spread. So be sure to clean the tub very well after using it.
Baking soda and corn starch are effective due to their drying properties. They have been used for everything from brushing teeth to oily hair treatments. They work very well on genital herpes sores as well. With these, as opposed to the warm baths mentioned above, you keep the area dry for as long as possible. This promotes faster healing. Pat some cornstarch or baking soda directly onto the sores with a cotton ball to stop the itching.
Lysine is a natural essential amino acid. It is a necessity for life, although our bodies don’t naturally produce it. Most of us get our Lysine from legumes or from meat we eat. The supplements do quite well. Studies show that Lysine is more likely to prevent another outbreak, than to cure the cause. It is used by people suffering from both HSV-1 and HSV-2.