Herpes is incurable. If you have contracted herpes virus, it will stay in you body forever.
Herpes is treated, herpes does not affect fertility, and you can reduce its reoccurrences.
1. Keep your body clean, wash your hands and clean your fingernails (especially if you wear contact lenses), do not touch the sores (if you touch the sores, you can then transmit it to another person or infect the other parts of your own body, such as the eyes and genitals). The infected area should be clean and dry. The Epson Salt bath lessens pain and dries the sores.
Tip! If you have dry skin, use moisturizer to prevent the skin from becoming over dried. Note! Except for the sores!
2. You should drink plenty of water during the outbreak. The more water the less acidic your urine is. But passing urine is often painful. What helps? Try urinating in a bath of water, in the shower or pouring water over yourself from a bottle or a cup. Tip for women If you have the outbreak before or during your period, avoid salt because it causes water retention.
3. Avoid wearing tight-fitting clothes and nylon, or synthetic underwear. Loose cotton underwear (Cotton helps to absorb moisture and allows air to circulate) is best until the outbreak goes away.
4. Application of ice on the sores can reduce pain and itching (maximum 15 minuntes).
5. Take over-the-counter painkillers: paracetamol and ibuprofen.
6. Medical studies show that taking zinc helps to reduce the intensity and duration of herpes outbreak. Ask your doctor for advice.
7. Some women report their outbreaks always occur a few days after the start of period, possibly caused by friction from a feminine napkin or tampon. Tip Try to apply a little of Vaseline on the surface of the vagina while inserting tampons or using pads to avoid irritation.
8. To prevent the outbreaks you need to boost your immune system.