7 Tips to Treat Herpes and Prevent Future Outbreaks

7 Tips to Treat Herpes and Prevent Future Outbreaks

Herpes is an extremely contagious viral infection that may stay in the body forever. If you get it, you will have chances of suffering a painful outbreak of lesions in the affected areas. Herpes usually takes 2 to 4 weeks to heal. But during the first year of infection, it may return very often, about every few weeks. There are two kinds of herpes: oral herpes (HSV-1) and genital herpes (HSV-2). Genital herpes usually develops 4 to 5 outbreaks a year while oral herpes appears once per year. As time goes by, these outbreaks will occur less often and become less severe. Though herpes is incurable, you can still reduce its severity and prevent an outbreak. Here are 7 tips to treat herpes and prevent future outbreaks. Use essential oils There are a lot of essential...