1. Practice good hygiene. Keep your body clean, wash your hands
frequently and try to avoid touching the sores.
2. Take salt baths. This method can clean, dry and ease the pain
of blisters and sores. Mix a few tablespoons of salt in a shallow
3. Cool the affected area. Applying ice directly to the sores or
drying the area with a blow dryer on the cool setting can offer
4. Wear loose-fitting clothing. Loose clothing reduces
discomfort and promotes healing of the sores. Wear cotton, rather
than synthetic underwear.
5. Wear sun block. Keeping your skin protected can help prevent
the recurrence of HSV-1.
6. Urinate in a cool bath or shower. If you experience painful
urination, this process dilutes the urine and prevents burning the
7. Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water each day.
8. Practice abstinence when you are experiencing symptoms of
herpes. Help prevent the spread of herpes by avoiding sexual
activity when you are experiencing any symptoms, including
In the United States nursing homes look after about 3.3 million residents annually, and gastroenteritis outbreaks are common. Noroviruses are the most common cause of gastroenteritis. They are highly contagious bugs that cause vomiting and diarrhea. There is no specific cure but treatment is targeted towards avoiding dehydration, preventing its spread to others with good hygiene practices, patient comfort, and more aggressive treatment of any life threatening effects of the disease.
Over 1000 outbreaks of acute gastroenteritis are reported by nursing homes to US public health authorities each year and this is estimated to be only a small portion of actual cases because of underreporting. Norovirus is implicated in 86% of etiologically (cause of the disease) confirmed outbreaks. Ninety per cent of the 800 annual norovirus associated deaths occur in people over the age of 65 years.
Twenty two per cent of all deaths in the USA occur in nursing homes and in a large study loo...
Herpes is not a medical condition typically associated with diet; however, outbreaks of this painful virus have been linked to two amino acids. While the research is not conclusive, those who suffer from this virus are usually willing to try any remedy that may reduce the frequency and severity of outbreaks. The herpes virus has two forms. Herpes simplex 1 is more common and manifests in cold sores or fever blisters that form around the mouth. Herpes simplex 2 outbreaks are generally found around the genitals. However, both forms can result in painful blisters around the mouth or genitals. It is important to be aware that this virus is very contagious. Once you have herpes, you will always have it. While it may lie dormant, it does not go away. Research has found that people with viral diseases can benefit from a diet that is high in lysine and low in arginine. Lysine is an essential amino acid, which means it can not be synthesized in the body and must be consumed through food....
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