Hey, If you have genital herpes for the first time, see your GP or visit your local GUM clinic . They may prescribe antiviral tablets, such as aciclovir, which you will need to take five times a day.
Keep the affected area clean using either plain or salt water. This will help prevent blisters or ulcers from becoming infected and may encourage them to heal quicker. It will also stop affected areas from sticking together.Apply an ice pack wrapped in a flannel, on the sores to help soothe pain and speed up the healing process. Do not apply ice directly to the skin.
If you have more than six recurrent outbreaks of genital herpes in a year, or if your symptoms are particularly severe and causing you distress, you may need to take aciclovir every day as part of a long-term treatment plan.
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