Affecting both men and women and very contagious, genital herpes is a very common sexually transmitted infection that causes sores to form in the genital area. Thankfully, home remedies for genital herpes can be effective, according to hundreds of Earth Clinic readers who have posted their success stories.
Genital Herpes Facts
Contrary to popular belief, herpes can still contagious even without visible sores and be spread to the lips and gums of the face as well.
There are two viruses that cause herpes, HSV-1 and HSV-2; HSV-2 commonly causes the genital variant, but both viruses can cause breakouts on both the mouth and genitals. The virus dies quickly outside the body, and mostly only spread through direct contact with a herpes lesion.
Genital herpes symptoms can be slight enough to go undiscovered, and a good portion of people with the infection may never know they have it.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it is estimated that a staggering 417 million people aged 15-49 (11%) worldwide have HSV-2 infection.
Genital Herpes Symptoms
Typical genital herpes symptoms include the following:
- Pain and itching, and eventually small red bumps or white blisters can appear that can become oozing or bleeding ulcers.
- These ulcers then dry up, form scabs, and heal.
- Sores can appear both externally on the skin and internally in the urethra of men and the cervix of women.
Once infected, the virus lies dormant and may cause outbreaks several times a year or very few at all. Outbreaks can be triggered by stress, illness, and fatigue.
Home Remedies for Genital Herpes
On this page are numerous user-submitted natural remedies for Genital Herpes.
Some of our popular cures are Vitamin C, DMSO, apple cider vinegar, coconut oil, L-lysine, hydrogen peroxide, bach flower, and prunella vulgaris. We suggest you spend a little time reading all the posts in this section as some have incredibly helpful tips.
Know of a remedy not listed here? Please share it with us and help tens of thousands people worldwide with this condition.