Treat Ocular Herpes Naturally

Herpetic eye disease is not caused by the sexually transmitted form of herpes. It is, however, caused by two other herpes viruses. It can be caused by the varicella-zoster virus which also causes the chickenpox or shingles, or it is caused by the herpes simplex type 1 virus that can cause cold sores on the mouth and lips. These two viruses are present in most adults and tend to live around the nerve fibers without ever cause problems. However, if they move from one area to another or get a chance to start multiplying this will cause a break out. These things happen most often when our immune system is overworked, such as when we’re stressed or sick with a cold or the flu.

What are the symptoms of Ocular Herpes?

  • Recurring eye infections
  • Irritation
  • Pain
  • Blurry vision
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Sores on the eye
  • Tearing of the eye
  • Discharge from the eye
  • Eye sensitivity
  • Light sensitivity

What can cause an Ocular Herpes outbreak?

  • An imbalance of amino acids such as argine and lysine. These help to keep our immune system functioning well and an imbalance makes us vulnerable.
  • Stress lowers our immune response making it harder for our bodies to respond to an attack from the virus.
  • Limit your sugar intake. Too much sugar can increase the risk and the severity of any outbreaks.
  • If you have had an outbreak of ocular herpes previously you should avoid arginine supplements as it can unbalance you.
  • Take steps to lessen any symptoms of dry eye as it makes the eye a breeding ground for bacteria and more prone to injuries that the virus can hide in.

How do I treat Ocular Herpes?

  • Licorice Rot helps to soothe inflammation in the eye and can reduce swelling and discomfort.
  • Elderberry can help boost immune system function and lessen infections.
  • Ginger helps to reduce inflammation. You can have it in a tea, a supplement, or in your food!
  • Samento extract helps to boost the immune system so it can fight off the infection better. It is believed to boost health and vitality.
  • Goldenseal can be taken to boost your body’s natural virus fighting abilities.
  • Garlic is anti-viral and will boost immunity so you can fight off the infection better!
  • Lower stress! When we’re stressed our body’s immunity levels are lowered making it easier for the virus to pop up and cause problems.
  • Eat foods high in omega-3 fatty acids such as hemp, flax seed and deep sea fish like salmon.
  • Avoid foods high in L-arginine such as cashews, chocolate, peanuts and almonds.
  • Use oregano oil, monlaurin, camu-camu or coconut oil in supplement form by mouth. Do not use them directly on the eyes.
  • Turmeric can be used in food to help reduce inflammation.
  • Bromelian, found in pineapples, helps to reduce inflammation and scar tissue.
  • Colostrum with lactoferrin can help to boost your immune system.
  • Kin chlorella should be taken to help reduce the toxic impact to the body from the dying virus.
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