There are two forms of the herpes virus. A form of herpes virus that a person can get is commonly known as cold sores. The other way is that the virus causes herpes in the genital area. Both forms are highly contagious virus, and once a person has been infected with herpes, will remain with him forever in your system. Unfortunately, at present there is no permanent cure for herpes, however, is tireless research to finding a solution to this problem.

There are medications that help prevent herpes outbreaks, but even when taking medications, people usually turn to suffer herpes occasionally. If you take medications or not, there are some natural ways to help prevent the annoying and painful lesions caused by herpes.

Knowing what will trigger a herpes outbreak is the first important step in prevention. Anything that compromises a person's immune system may lead to the reappearance of the virus. Stress at one of the main causes in the decline of the immune system. Then, you must keep your body as healthy as possible. Make sure you are eating properly, and also worry about exercising regularly, in order to stay as healthy as possible. If you are under stress, must find a way to relax.

Nutritional supplements may help your immune system functioning optimally. Vitamin C, magnesium and zinc have been shown to stimulate the immune system. The addition of garlic to your diet can also be beneficial, since garlic is not only a natural antibacterial agent, but also has other nutrients that strengthen the immune system.

Acidic foods can increase the herpes sores, so it is advisable to avoid foods high in acidity. You also should avoid drinking coffee, fried foods and citrus fruits and juices because they increase the acidity levels in the body. Foods that can help reduce acidity levels in the body are whole grains, green vegetables and fruits that are not in the citrus family.


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