Herpes, shingles, chapped skin… Not very cheerful subjects that’s for sure! Yet these problems affect many people around the world. According to the WHO (World Health Organization), 3.7 billion people carry HSV-1, the herpes virus that mainly affects the mouth! The good news is that homeopathy is effective in naturally fighting these infections. We explain everything in this new post!
Herpes, shingles, chapping: what are we talking about?
Before presenting our effective homeopathic remedies against herpes labialis, shingles and chapped skin, let’s quickly recall what these ailments are.
Herpes is a viral disease, caused by the herpes simplex virus, type 1 or 2. Type 1 refers to herpes that develops in the face, while type 2 is genital herpes. In this article, we will only deal with type 1 virus.
This type 1 virus is introduced into our body by a mucous membrane or lesion, infects the area, then lodges in a ganglion, without being noticed for several weeks, months, and sometimes even years!
Once infected, you can never get rid of the virus. Some factors, such as sun exposure, fever, fatigue or stress, can “wake up” the virus and cause skin lesions. The lesions caused by this type of herpes are mainly found around the mouth, but also around the nose, inside the mouth, on the cheeks or on the forehead.
They initially manifest themselves by inducing a feeling of heat and itching. A few hours or days later, transparent vesicles form, become opaque, empty of the liquid they contain, then a crust appears. A herpes outbreak can lasts 10 to 15 days. When it occurs on the lip, it is called a “cold sore”.
Zona, meanwhile, is a derivative of the famous chicken pox. Because of this skin problem, which affects almost everyone, there may be some VVZ virus in our body, which does not cause any symptoms for years.
However, with age or if the immune system is weakened, the virus can be reactivated and cause the appearance of shingles. It is then manifested by painful rashes, often on the face or torso.
Finally, cracks and chapped skin: they are not virus-based symptoms but rather an unpleasant irritation that often occurs in cold and dry weather. They are actually small, sometimes deep fissures, that can be painful and difficult to heal. They usually appear on the lips or on the hands.
Homeopathy, your ally to relieve these ills
Herpes and zona are very contagious skin problems, so its better get rid of it as quickly as possible! To fight against these two infections effectively and naturally, homeopathy is an important ally.
When a cold sore shows the tip of his nose, think Traumacare Cold Sore Balm! Thanks to its pocket size, you can take it everywhere with you and apply it regularly during the day (3 to 4 times a day) for a continuous action and relief.
This balm helps you reduce the pain, itching and appearance of the cold sore. This cream is also effective against zona and chapped skin, so remember to keep it with you, throughout the winter!
In case of herpes type 1 and 2, zona or chapped skin, you can also opt for Homeocan Herpes Cream! This cream applies 3 to 4 times a day on the affected areas and helps relieve pain, itching and redness. Its size is perfectly adapted for a use on all the body, and for the whole family.
These two natural products are formulated from perfectly matched homeopathic ingredients to provide immediate relief and effective treatment.
- Hypericum perforatum 5CH, recognized for its action against shingles
- Gelsemium sempervirens 5CH, which helps soothe stress, a trigger for herpes and often caused by these infections
- Rhus toxicodendron 5CH, renowned for its dermatological action, especially against herpes
- Euphorbium officinarum 5CH, which helps heal cutaneous lesions, remove blisters and soothe wounds
Associated, these homeopathic remedies form effective and natural care to overcome herpes, zona and chapped skin.
The right steps to take if herpes manifests itself
As mentioned, once infected with the herpes virus, it is not possible to get rid of it. But if it manifests itself, there are good measures to adopt to avoid aggravation or contamination of your loved ones, and this, from the first feelings of tingling!
- Do not touch the infected area
- Wash your hands regularly
- Avoid close contact (kissing, sexual intercourse …)
- Do not apply make-up on lesions
- Do not share your clothes and wash them daily along with the other any other linens that you may come in contact with (towels, pillowcases …)
- Use natural and effective remedies to accelerate healing, such as Traumacare Cold Sores Balm and Homeocan Herpes Cream
- If herpes do not go away after 10 days, consult a professional health
Now, you know what the best natural remedies and the right actions to adopt if herpes, shingles or chapping decide to manifest themselves!