Oral herpes is an infection that appears on the lips and on the skin around the lips, on the mucous membrane or on the gums, and can lead to swelling. Herpes infection is very common. Herpes simplex virus is responsible for the appearance of oral herpes and herpes simplex type 2, specific to genital infection, which can act in the oral cavity. Most of the time, the infection disappears by itself within a few days, but there are some natural remedies that speed up healing and attenuate the intensity of the symptoms.
I’ve seen my mother the other days applying a natural remedy to get rid of mouth herpes, and she said that in a few hours the swelling is gone and, until the next day, the herpes is long gone.
So, you can try the following natural treatments to banish those painful mouth herpes swellings:
Aloe vera for herpes:
Since forever aloe vera is the best remedy for any skin affection, herpes including.
- an aloe vera leaf
Cut the aloe vera leaf and extract its gel. Using a cotton bud or with clean hands, apply the gel on the herpes lesion. Let it act for half an hour, and repeat this remedy several times a day.
It will ease pain by speeding-up the healing without leaving scars.
Another way to banish mouth herpes is to prepare the following mixture:
- 100 ml of vodka
- 1 ml of essential lavender oil
- 1 ml of essential mint oil
Just mix all the ingredients and apply the remedy on the affected area several times a day. Until the next day, the herpes will be gone for good.
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