How to prevent the spread of the herpes virus

Nowadays, millions of people are on the hunt for the most effective cure for herpes, which is a very frustrating and painful condition. But sad to say, scientists and medical professionals haven’t established a definite cure yet for this particular virus. They are saying that they are currently working on a vaccine, but they won’t be able to complete the studies for quite some time. It may even take them a few decades. The good thing is, there are ways to control the outbreak. And this is the primary goal of those people who are afflicted by the herpes virus.

Preventing herpes

herpes on lipBefore you can come up with a treatment yourself, you should know how to prevent and control the virus. In your own simple ways, there are many things that you can do to prevent yourself from being affected by the herpes virus, or stop it from spreading all over your body.

Take a look at the following.

Maintain proper hygiene

Out of all the factors that you need to put into consideration, your hygiene is something that you should not ignore. It is very important that you maintain proper hygiene. Keep in mind that a clean infected area has a lesser chance of spreading compared to an area that is unclean.

The simplest thing that you can do to prevent the virus from spreading is making sure that your hands are clean all the time. You have to wash them regularly regardless if you have touched the infected area or not.

Avoid emotional stress

Another factor that triggers herpes outbreak is emotional stress. When too much stress is put on your body, the stomach tends to produce more acid which creates the environment that the virus needs to thrive. Therefore, you have to avoid stress. You can do this by diverting your attention to doing something that you enjoy and something that relaxes you.

Strengthen your immune system

boy with herpes on mouthTo fight the herpes virus, you need to have a strong immune system. This is why it is necessary that you get enough vitamins from the foods that you eat. You can also utilize nutritional supplements. One of the most important vitamins that you need to take is vitamin C as it acts as an antihistamine, antiviral, antifungal, and antioxidant. Furthermore, you have to add zinc as it is known to reduce the outbreak frequency. It can lessen the severity too.…

Pregnancy Diet

There are a few women out there in this world who sail through their pregnancy without so much of glimpse of queasiness.


The rest of us have no such luck.

Chances are you are the type of women who the mere smell of what use to be your favorite food sends you running to the nearest toilet.

The mere sight of steak can send you heaving and just thinking about morning sickness after eating that salad turns you greener than the romaine lettuce it contains.

You probably curse the silly fool who named it “morning sickness” when all pregnant women know it is more like all day sickness.

Degrees of morning sickness

woman bellyThere are different degrees of morning sickness.

Each woman and each pregnancy is different.

Some women may spend a lot of their first trimester hovering over the toilet, and finding they are averse to their favorite meats and vegetables, other women may only have a slight twinge of sickness.

The good news is though, this is usually only temporary.

Most women start feeling better between their 12th and 14th week of pregnancy. Even better news is that your baby is handling this much better than you are.

As hard as it is to eat healthy during this period there are some things you can do to help ease your discomfort. For starters, eat often. It has been shown that an empty stomach tends to make your morning sickness even worse.

This is why so many of us feel so bad when we first wake up. We’ve had nothing in our system which means our stomach acids are going crazy since nothing is there to soak them up.

The trick to this is to eat often.

Best foods to fight morning sickness

maternity shootYou will always want to eat mainly carbs and protein.

Stick with crackers or fruit to give you some comfort during those first few months.

Other good snacks are pretzels, saltines and whole grain toast. For fruits stick with melons and bananas. For your protein add a little cheese or some nuts to your snacks or any time you are feeling a little green.

Yogurt is also an excellent choice when fighting morning sickness also.

Make sure you drink your water. If you are vomiting it is essential that you stay hydrated.

Making sure you stay hydrated is probably more important that making sure you eat those first few months. Becoming dehydrated can cause a problem for you and your little one so make sure you drink at least 8 glasses of water or juice throughout the day.

You can also suck on ice chips or fruit juice popsicles if you are having problems keeping liquids down.


The most important thing to keep in mind those first three months is not to beat yourself up if you cannot eat as healthy as you would like to.

You will still have plenty of time to make up for it after you get through this storm.

Just make …