Herpes is a viral disease that manifests itself as blisters on the mucous areas of the body. These sores can cause quite sensitive pain. There are no surefire ways to get rid of herpes. However, there are several treatments available to reduce the pain and size of these lesions.
Vanilla extract is a good remedy for herpes. It helps slow the spread of the virus and remove sores that have formed. Soak a cotton swab with pure vanilla extract and apply it to the affected area for about 2-3 minutes. Repeat this procedure 4 times a day.
You can relieve the pain of herpes and speed up its healing with a milk compress. Milk contains in its composition a protein - immunoglobulin, which belongs to antibodies. It helps fight the viruses that cause cold sores. Milk also contains amino acids that help speed up the elimination of cold sores. This remedy is especially effective if the herpes has already grown. Soak a cotton swab or cotton ball in milk and apply it directly to the cold sore. Hold the compress for a few minutes. At the same time, milk can be either cold or warmed to room temperature. At the end of the procedure, rinse the herpes with clean water and lubricate it with petroleum jelly.
One of the best remedies for herpes and other similar diseases is licorice root. This plant has antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. It contains glyceric acid, which effectively stops the development of viral cells. Mix ½ tablespoon of licorice powder with the same amount of pure water. You should get the consistency of a cream. Add water as needed. Instead of water, you can use a teaspoon of petroleum jelly and add it as needed. Apply the prepared paste to the entire surface of the herpes, use a cotton swab for this. Do not rinse it off for several hours.
You can also treat herpes with hydrogen peroxide. It can be quite frustrating to use, but it is far less painful than many other drugs. Hydrogen peroxide has disinfecting properties. It helps to reduce the pain of cold sores as well as keep it clean, which speeds healing. Dampen a cotton ball with a little hydrogen peroxide and apply it to the affected area. You will most likely experience some burning sensation. Try to hold the swab for at least a few seconds.
You can also take some medications to help fight the viruses that cause herpes. These drugs include: "Acyclovir", "Famciclovir", "Gronprinosin", "Valacyclovir" and others. Almost all such drugs are dispensed with a doctor's prescription.