Do You Know About Herpes?
Herpes is an infectious disease and it is highly contagious. Herpes is a chronic disease and you can’t get rid of this disease once its virus enters in your body. Usually herpes causes several symptoms but in some cases people do not experience any symptoms of herpes. There are 2 types of herpes, HSV 1(oral herpes) and HSV 2(genital herpes). HSV 1 is normally called as cold sores or fever blisters which usually appear on your lips. But HSV 1 is not limited to this area; it can appear on upper lips, in your nostrils, chin and cheeks. Oral herpes is transmitted through direct contact with infected person or using things of infected person.
What is Herpes Simplex Virus Type-2 (HSV-2)?
HSV2 is sexually transmitted disease and you can get this disease by having vaginal and oral sex with infected person. You can also get this infection from that person who doesn’t have visible sores. You cannot cure this disease 100% but you can control its symptoms. There are two ways by which you can control its symptoms are by taking antivirals and natural treatments. Both ways are effective but using antiviral treatments can give you some side-effects like head ache, body aches and fever. And natural treatments are also effective but the most important thing is- it does not have any side effects. There are many ingredients like turmeric, aloe vera, salt water and ice cubes by which you can control your symptoms of herpes effectively and by taking natural treatment you can actually improve your condition. Today I am going to tell you some amazing benefits of using aloe vera in herpes.
1. Aloe vera gel in HSV1 (oral herpes)
Cold sores and fever blister can cause by herpes simplex virus 1. Herpes symptoms usually occur on cheeks, mouth, lips and nose. Aloe vera gel is miracle plant and you can use aloe leaves to treat many problems. Many people are suffering with this problem and most commonly it appears on lips and mouth. You can treat herpes outbreaks but it’s such an annoying thing. Studies show that using aloe vera on cold sores can heal faster and it can be used in canker sores, lichen planus and gingivitis as well. According to researches aloe vera can heal your cold sore without giving you any pain. You just need to apply aloe vera gel around your mouth or lips at-least three times in a day. Aloe vera has anti-inflammation property that’s why it can easily heal cold sore or fever blisters.
2. Aloe vera gel in HSV 2 (genital herpes)
genital herpes is sexually transmitted disease and it can spread easily. During the period of your outbreaks, try to stay away from sexual activities. We usually use aloe vera in sunburn, skin issues, diabetes, and psoriasis and not so surprisingly in genital herpes too. Aloe vera is already used worldwide, still before you start using aloe vera in genital herpes ask your doctor first. Aloe vera has anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and immune stimulating properties. Using aloe vera in genital herpes is very effective home remedy. It gives you relieve from pain, itching and it heals your symptoms fast. Aloe vera is also commercially available as a gel, cream, oil and lotion. You can also apply aloe vera cream three times in a day especially in genital herpes. Studies show that using aloe vera for 15 months can stop recurrences of genital herpes. But for that you have to use aloe on a regular basis as. Aloe vera is undoubtedly better than whatever antiviral for herpes you can think about.
Some Other Benefits of Aloe Vera are
- Soothes rashes and skin irritation
- Treat burns
- Heals cold sores
- Moisturize hair and scalp
- Treat constipation
- Helps in digestion
- Boosts immune system
- Provide antioxidants
- Reduce inflammation
- Treat diabetes
- Treat constipation
- Remove pimple, acne scars.