Here is advise on how to manage genital herpes. Any blister that grows below the belt can be very frustrating. Not to mention the overwhelming pain you have to endure secretly. You probably are dying to find anything that will permanently cure genital herpes.
What you need to realize is the emotional impact of knowing that you have the HSV virus is much worse than the infection itself.
The symptoms of herpes vary in intensity from one person to another. Over 80% of infected people do not show symptoms, and when they do, they are very mild. That is why it is easy to pass the virus to other sexual partners.
Even though you cannot cure genital herpes, the condition can be managed.
• What to Do
For starters, you need to visit a doctor so that they can test if you have genital herpes. The doctor will conduct a physical exam on the blisters then do a lab test to confirm the presence of the HSV virus. No needles will be involved. The doctor will take a swab of the affected area for the test.
The doctor will recommend an effective treatment that may entail:
• Oral medication
• Pain relievers
Aspirin or ice and cream applications on blisters.
• Loose clothing
Helps reduce the discomfort of genital herpes.
• Sitting in a warm bath
When urinating, you need to note that all this will not cure genital herpes, but it will significantly relieve the symptoms.
• Seek Help
Knowing that you cannot cure genital herpes can be very stressful. That is why you need to get counseling from a professional who can mentally and emotionally guide you through the situation. The diagnosis and the fact that it is hard to cure genital herpes may come as a rude shock to you. It is important to have someone to talk to during this time.
You could also join herpes support groups where you can meet other people who have the same condition and support each other.
You should use condoms every time you have sex to reduce the chances of spreading the infection. It would be wise to share with your current partner that you have herpes so that they can get started in a treatment to improve their immunity and prevent infection.
Please note that herpes does not affect your fertility and is not hereditary. It is not transmitted via the male sperm or female ova. It is only spread via skin to skin contact.
Women who have genital herpes can have a safe pregnancy and successful vaginal childbirth. It gets easier if the mother underwent genital herpes treatment before pregnancy. That way, the baby in the womb is surrounded by antibodies that protect them from the virus.
Generally, as long as you maintain proper hygiene standards, it will be hard to pass on the virus to your children or family members. The recurrence may not be as intense as the first time but ensure that you take proper medication when it happens.
You cannot fully cure genital herpes but can surely beat it at its own game.