Herpes generally look like blisters especially on the lips and face. They are commonly caused by herpes simplex virus and the worst thing about this is that once you get this virus it will remain forever in your body. So it is very clear that if you want to get rid of herpes completely, well that’s impossible. However there are some special methods or ways with the help of which you can reduce the growth and the frequent appearance of herpes.
Use a washcloth with small amount of anti-bacterial soap to gently scrub the herpes blister. Although it destroys the bacteria and cleans of the surrounding puss, which may be harmful, care should be taken not to apply too much pressure and break off the blister as it may worsen the situation. Application of petroleum jelly on the blister will not only reduce irritation but also seals the blister so that further bacterial action can be restrained. But before applying this jelly, you should be careful enough to wash your hands properly with hot water.
You can also use tea oil as it has anti-bacterial effects and helps fighting the herpes virus. It can be applied directly on the blister with your washed finger tips. You should also note what cause or triggers herpes outbreak on your body. This particular information can be a lot of help to get rid of herpes, but this feature is different for different individual. A proper knowledge on this and taking action accordingly will help a lot in reducing herpes outbreak. In case, you find out that a herpes blister lasts longer than a couple of weeks, despite of taking this remedial steps, you should immediately consult your physician. There are many tropical medicated creams which only expert physicians will be aware of.
Finally it is advised to avoid direct contact with anyone who is having herpes blisters or with anyone who has a past history with it. This disease if highly contagious and mind it once you get this virus you cannot get rid of it. So precaution is much better.