Natural Remedies For Herpes During Pregnancy

 
31-Oct-2011 by

Aloe Vera25% of pregnant women suffer from herpes infection in 2nd trimester and there is around 50-60% chance of the infant contracting the infection during delivery. If herpes is left untreated, it leads to serious medical consequences in baby including brain damage, mental retardation, seizures and even death in some cases. There are some homeopathic medicines to treat herpes, however since enough safety data is not available, it is best to avoid them. Managing herpes during pregnancy is of utmost importance to the health of unborn child, therefore we must resort to safest route of natural treatment. Read on to know some of the quick and easy natural remedies for herpes…

 

Quick and Easy Natural Cures for Herpes

 

It is difficult to cure herpes in given span of nine months, but efforts can be directed to reduce the frequency of infection and decrease its severity to maximum extent. Moreover, herpes is related to suppressed immune system, so natural cures helps in boosting your immunity.

 

1. Ice Treatment:

 

It has been observed that cold or ice treatment on the infected area dispels the virus permanently from that area and you will never experience herpes infection in that area. What you have to do is wrap ice cubes in a cotton towel and keep this cold compression on the infected area with an interval of 15 minutes. The blisters and sores get dried out with this repeated treatment as ice ice helps in soothing the nerves around that area.

 

2. Baking Soda:

 

Baking soda is yet another remedy in treating herpes infection. It helps in expediting the healing process and dries out the blisters. You need to dip a clean cotton swab in baking soda powder and put it on the infected part. Ensure to repeat the process for at least 2 weeks to see positive result.

 

3. Aloe Vera Gel:

 

Aloe vera gel is touted to be an excellent treatment for skin conditions. It helps in soothing the itching and burning sensation due to herpes infection and the patient finds instant relief with its use. Put naturally available aloe vera gel from aloe vera leaf and rub it around the area.

 

4. Peppermint:

 

The virucidal effect of peppermint leaves is effective enough to cure the herpes infection and prevent it from spreading to nearby area. It is also a powerful immune booster due to calcium and vitamin B contents in it. It reduces the frequency of herpes infection occurrence. Being safe in pregnancy, it is recommended to drink peppermint tea infusion.

 

We anticipate the above highlighted natural remedies will prove effective and safe for treating herpes infection during pregnancy.

 

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