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Alternative Treatments for Genital herpes

Alternative and complementary therapies list for Genital herpes:

Alternative treatments, complementary therapeutic options, or home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly helpful for Genital herpes may include:

  • Lysine
  • Avoid dietary arginine (whole-wheat food, corn, dairy products, raisins, nuts, oatmeal and seeds)
  • Olive leaf extract
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B complex
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Zinc
  • Vitamin D
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Selenium
  • Hydration
  • Goldenseal
  • Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM)
  • Reishi mushrooms
  • Probiotics
  • Siberian ginseng
  • Dietary lysine (protein)
  • Garlic
  • Thyme
  • Milk compress
  • Reduce arginine intake (nuts, seeds, pork, milk, cheese)
  • Yogurt
  • Ice compress prior to breakout
  • Astragalus
  • Beta-carotene
  • Bioflavonoids
  • Lemon balm (Melissa)
  • Reduce stress
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Mind-body exercise
  • Relaxation therapy
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Zinc-topical
  • Allow sores to dry out
  • Direct urine stream away from sores
  • Echinacea and burdock root tea
  • Multimineral supplement
  • Multivitamin supplement
  • Chamomile, jatamamsi and brahmi Ayurvedic herbal tea
  • Aloe vera gel-topical
  • Kama dudha in dairy cream-topical
  • Kama dudha, maha sudarshan and neem Ayurvedic herbal remedy
  • Triphala tea or supplement
  • Tikta ghrita (bitter ghee)-topical
  • Natrum muriaticum homeopathic remedy-by mouth
  • Sepia homeopathic remedy-by mouth
  • Rhus tox homeopathic remedy-by mouth
  • Dulcamara homeopathic remedy-by mouth
  • Petroleum homeopathic remedy-by mouth
  • Ice pack
  • Hair dryer directed at sores
  • Dry out sores with baking soda sitz bath
  • Cold tea bag compress
  • Keep genital area dry
  • Salba seeds and salba seed oil

Warning About Alternative Treatments

Always check with your doctor or qualified medical professional before using any alternative or complementary treatment, or before stopping or changing any other treatment to use alternative approaches. Some treatments or preventatives may be of dubious value, and certain alternative treatments can be dangerous in some cases.

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