Thank you for your question.
I am not a medical professional and cannot give you medical advice.
According to the National Institutes of Health, the first outbreak of herpes is the worst. While you might have additional outbreaks, the good news is, each one should reduce in severity.
An outbreak usually begins with bumps and blisters around the genital and rectal areas. The blisters break, leaving sores that take weeks to heal.
There is no cure for herpes but there are some ways you can reduce the pain from an outbreak:
Take salt baths during an outbreak. Place several tablespoons of salt in a shallow, warm bath.
Apply ice directly to the affected area.
Use a hair dryer to dry the affected area.
Wear loose fitting clothes and cotton underwear.
Use over-the-counter medications such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen to reduce pain and fever.
Reduce stress in your life.
Remember, you can pass genital herpes to someone even when you don't have any symptoms, so make sure to use protection during any sexual encounters.