If you are affected by herpes virus and looking for ways to get rid of it, you should only think of preventing it from getting severe as there is no complete cure available. Antiviral medications can be used for genital herpes to reduce the outbreaks and assist in speedy recovery if an outbreak does occur. They also reduce the possibilities of spreading the virus. Managing with the social and emotional aspects of genital herpes is a major part of treatment. Herpes Support groups and relaxation techniques could help.

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To combat cold sores, incorporating either cold or heat blisters may help getting rid of pain. Try using warm compresses or ice. For genital herpes, you can avoid tight fitting clothes or consider wearing cotton underwear since they can control air circulation and reduce the cure of lesions. Ensure telling your partner that you have herpes infection.

Use antiviral medications

Antiviral medications are of great help in shortening the length of herpes outbreak and can reduce the recurring outbreaks. These treatments can lessen the outbreaks by about 80%. Two kinds of therapy are used for genital herpes, including

· Suppressive

· Episodic

By means of episodic therapy, you should take medication at the very first symptoms of outbreak and for various days to reduce the length or block a complete outbreak. By means of suppressive therapy, you may be administered with medication regularly to keep the outbreaks from occurring. The antiviral medications that can be used are,

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· Valacyclovir

· Famciclovir

· Acyclovir

The topical medications include over-the-counter cream called docosanol and antiviral cream called penciclovir

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Dietary supplements

As supplements have cause side effects or may interact with medications, you must take them under the suggestion of well-informed health care provider.

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· Lysine: It is suggested by many studies that lysine would help in reducing the amount of cold sores from recurring. It has been suggested by few studies that lusine would assist shorten the length of outbreak. Consuming lysine supplements or adding more lysine into the diet (from foods such as eggs, chicken, fish and potatoes) may fasten the recovery and lessen the possibility of recurrent breakouts of infection. When you have high cholesterol, high triglycerides or heart disease, consult your doctor before administering lysine as it has been suggested by animal studies that it may increase triglyceride levels and cholesterol.

· Propolis: It is a resin produced by bees, which is rich in antioxidants to help fight against infection and increase immune infection. The test tube studies show that it can prevent HSV-1 and 2 from recurring.

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The other helpful supplements include chopped garlic, goldenseal, echinancea, licorice root, Siberian ginseng and olive leaf extract. The Siberian ginseng and licorice root help the body to deal with the internal effects produced by stress. The supplements that are most helpful in maintaining nervous and immune systems are the best multiple vitamin to ensure you are getting basics like vitamins A, C and E and minerals like selenium and zinc.