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Genital Herpes Treatments


Treatments to ease pain include:

  • Over-the-counter pain medication
  • Antiviral creams and ointments
  • Cool cloths placed on blisters or sores
  • Lukewarm baths
  • Loose-fitting clothing

Treatments to speed healing include:

  • Taking oral antiviral medications
  • Keeping blisters or sores dry when not bathing

Treatments for bacterial infection of the blisters or sores include:

  • Antibiotic medications

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2022 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

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