Are you suffering from herpes, shingles, cold sores?

The first thing is to understand the disease, its scope, symptoms and impact on our lives.



What is herpes?


It's a viral rash with blistering, caused by herpes simplex or herpes zoster. These are characterized by their tendency to recur, that is, to reappear and cause injury several times during the life of the individual.


There are different types of herpes



Non-genital Herpes Simplex: An infection caused by herpes simplex virus, which most often affects young adults. After exposure to the virus many people do not have events or have a mild and transient discomfort

Herpes zoster: is a localized infection caused by the varicella-zoster. In individuals with varicella, the virus remains dormant in the body. If for some reason, this suffers a decrease in their defenses, the virus multiplies and travels the path of a peripheral nerve to the skin where it causes pain and later, skin lesions in the area of innervation of the affected nerve. 

Note: older patient with more than two episodes in a year shingles you should find or rule out malignancy (cancer) somewhere in your body.


Signs and symptoms


Non-genital herpes simplex: grouped vesicles, fever, headache and malaise.

Herpes Zoster: blisters in clusters along the zone of innervation of a nerve with intense burning pain as burning






DIET: To prevent latent viruses of the herpes and warts, you must have the immune system in good condition 

If the patient is already in a neurological phase, to prevent it s advisable to include in your diet foods that are rich in complex b

In herpetic conditions must be taken to limit foods that are rich in arginines (almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts, chocolate, lentils, sesame between otros0 and enhance intake of foods high in lysine (tuna, beef, shrimp, yeast, turkey , chicken, salmon, etc.)

Aromatherapy: To prevent blisters burst and the herpes virus from spreading further indicated the essential oils of geranium and lavender, that dry the area and help to heal injuries. Other essential oils include chamomile and calendula, which have a calming action on the affected area and help overcoming Android app