Many people have problems with the appearance of herpes on their lips, especially during winter. Herpes is caused by a certain virus for which there is no reliable medicine, but it can still be prevented or controlled just by following some advices for healthy diet and lifestyle. In this article we will show you what you should do to prevent this unpleasant virus-caused wart:
The virus herpes simplex type 1 is the main cause of herpes which is characterized with infections on the lips, mouth and face. As opposed to genital herpes that is transmitted sexually, this type of herpes is transmitted by consuming food or drink from infected plate or glass, kissing or if you stand close to an infected person that sneezes or coughs.
It doesn’t mean that you will have a manifestation of the virus on your skin. According to the statistics, most of the people get infected until they are 20 years old, but the virus stays idle in the body after the initial infection.
Only 20 to 40% of the people infected will have warts on their face or lips, and the ones that do experience such manifestations are usually the ones that suffer from immune decline, extreme emotional stress or hormonal unbalance.
Even though this virus is incurable, some people tend to used Aloe Vera or sodium bicarbonate in order to cure the oral herpes.
Here are some natural remedies that will help you disinfect the sores and stop their expanding as well:
You should cut a garlic clove in half and then cover the affected area with it. Hold the garlic for one minute and make sure to repeat this method several times per day.
Nevertheless, only strong immune system will truly help you ease the infection symptoms and prevent the sores from reappearing.
Most useful advices for increasing immunity
- Prepare fresh juice from organic fruits and vegetables which is abundant in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and drink it on a daily basis. It will boost your immune system in not time. On the other hand, make sure to stop the consumption of processed food, refined sugar, alcohol and large quantities of salt. Instead, eat more season veggies rich in nutrients.
- Make sure to exercise during the winter, even if it is cold outside. Just by doing walks 3-4 times a day, half an hour each, you will make your organism much stronger. Another important thing is to sleep enough in order to refresh your body and mind.
- Avoid stress and spend your time doing your favorite relaxation activities like meditation or reading. Help yourself with natural immunity boosters like Echinacea drops, grape seeds or propolis.