Telling someone you have herpes simplex is enough to drive them away especially if they are your sexual partner. However, what many people do not know is that this is a disease which can be managed and treated. The first step towards recovery is understanding what you are suffering from. If you hide, you will not get help and you will end up landing at the doctor’s office when things are serious. There are antiviral medications to suppress outbreaks as well as reduce the disease severity. Ensure you have sought medical help early because you will be back to health swiftly. Cold sores are the most common symptom and you need to deal with them well to avoid serious scarring or encroachment. No matter what you may think about the sores, washing with soap and water is all you need to keep bacteria and other disease-causing organisms at bay.
In order to heal quickly, genital and cold sores will require exposure to air which is why you should apply light ointments. Make sure your physician has given you the go-ahead before you buy a cream to apply on the sores If the sores are on the genital areas, it will be very uncomfortable for and a warm bath 3 times a day may soothe the irritation. To make sure you do not contaminate the sores and the rest of your body, you should have two towels, one for the rest of the body and one for the genital area. The towels should be washed after every use and do not forget to sanitize. Do not take this for granted because viral infections are not the easiest thing to deal with.
After you have dried the sores with a towel, use a blow dry too but take care not to burn yourself. The warm air soothes and also dries out the sores to promote healing. Make sure the undergarments you have chosen are loose and also made from pure cotton because the promote good air circulation around the area. You can transmit the virus to other parts of the body if you are not careful which is why you should keep your hands away from your genitals. Remember to sanitize your hands after touching the sores. Recurrence is common which means you have to figure out the triggers and stay clear of them. Stressing yourself, not eating a balanced diet and falling sick are some of the things that will trigger a recurrence.