Herpes - genital; Herpes simplex - genital; Herpesvirus 2; HSV-2
Genital herpes cannot be cured. However, antiviral medication can relieve pain and discomfort during an outbreak by healing the sores more quickly. These drugs appear to help during first attacks more than they do in later outbreaks. Medicines used to treat herpes include acyclovir, famciclovir, and valacyclovir.
For repeat outbreaks, start the medication as soon as the tingling, burning, or itching begins,...Read more
Herpes medications are generally safe, whether you are taking herpes antiviral medication to treat an outbreak or you're taking... Read more »
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... Read more »