Manage Your Genital Herpes Symptoms and Outbreaks
Ok, you're in the middle of an outbreak and you‘re in pain!
How do you manage the uncomfortable and painful symptoms?
First, get medical treatment. Antiviral therapy reduces the
severity of the symptoms and duration of the symptoms when started early in an
outbreak. Beyond that, most people are on their own. Here are some ideas on
things you can try at home to minimize the symptoms:
your genital herpes sores clean and dry. Take warm baths and, after each
bath, dry your sores well.
Epsom salt bath. Throw a large handful into a warm (or cool), shallow bath
and soak. This will help the sores dry up and heal.
loose clothes that don't rub or irritate your sores. Cotton underwear is
best, and don't wear pantyhose if you don't have to. Sometimes, wearing no
underwear at all is the most comfortable.
ice packs to your sores. You may find this reliev...
How do you feel about people who have herpes? First of all, let's assume honesty in the
discussion, meaning that someone would not be ashamed to tell you that they
have it. I have to tell you that I think
there is still a shame factor associated with herpes and other STDS, even in
these progressive times. OK, assuming
that you're the kind of person someone would share anything with - what do you
really feel? Would you have a sexual
relationship with this guy or gal or move on.
Is it a deal breaker for you?
Well, it seems to me that (a) people are not sharing for
fear of being ostracized and (b) people are not informed enough on the subject
to make the best decisions when it comes to communication. As a parent who works in health, I did cover
a lot of ground when it came to talking about sex with my kids. I let them know from a young age that they
could bring any question to me and I did my darndest to tell the truth and give
Alternative Names Sores - male genitals; Ulcers - male genitals Home Care Avoid self-treatment before seeing a doctor. It can hide signs and symptoms and make diagnosis more difficult. Avoid all sexual contact until you have a medical exam. Call your health care provider if Call for an appointment with your doctor if you have any unexplained genital sores or if new ones appear in other parts of your body. What to expect at your health care provider's office The doctor will perform a physical examination. The exam will include looking at the genital, pelvis, skin, lymph nodes, mouth, and throat. The doctor will ask questions about your medical history and symptoms, including: Description: What does the sore look like? For example, is it an ulcer , blister , hard lump ( nodule ), or pustule ? Does it hurt? Does it itch? What color is it? Does the border look sharp or blurry? Is there more than one sore? Where are the sores located? Time Pattern: When did you first notice the sore? How long have you had it? Have...
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