Having a genital herpes outbreak is not an easy thing. You might have done everything to prevent it like eating healthy, exercising, taking Lysine or even suppressive treatment, but if is started nonetheless, it is time to focus on surviving it.
Doctors usually prescribe the antivirals to shorten the outbreak but few doctors give patients instructions for how to handle the sores locally. The burn, the itch, the pain are for some people unbearable, so here you have a list of things you can do to ease the discomfort.
1. Wear cotton underwear and when possible no underwear 🙂
2. Abstain from sex or masturbation, you will only make the sores worse.
3. When peeing if it hurts you can do it in a shower or a bath. A girl even suggested peeing in a bottle to avoid the urine contacting the skin
4. Take some pain killers like acetaminophen or Tylenol to ease the pain.
5. Apply ice cubes on the areas to ease the pain
6. After taking a bath or applying any moisture like an ice pack blow dry the area.
If you came across this article with extensive reviews on most of the products existing on the market that are supposed to help with herpes you may have noticed a long list of natural remedies from zinc, aloe vera, lemon balm, tea trea oil, etc. On the market there are products for topical use that combine several of them like: Viruxo, H-balm, Medavir, Dynamiclear. Below you have a list of home made combinations from real people who tried them.
Warning: The natural remedies do not work the same for everybody, some people have good results with aloe vera others with hydrogen peroxide, try and see for yourself, you may even come up with a new mix. Please inform yourself extensively, both on this site and others and ask your doctor before trying anything. Also, treatments come directly from users so I did not correct their typos.
1. Herby paste
People came up with their own combinations of natural remedies. See below a users home made herby paste used for applying directly to the wounds.
-1 part aloe vera gel
-1 capsule of echincea
-1 capsule of bee propolis
-Few drops of tea tree
-Few drops of water
-Few drops of rubbing alcohol
There are different combinations people use see below. Some people combine the below substances with water and soak in them, others apply the substances directly on the sore with q tip.
– Epsom salt and hydrogen peroxide
– Baking soda
Hydrogen peroxide seems to be a wonder treatment, some people even buy food grade hydrogen peroxide mix it with water and drink it. It’s only oxygen so why not. Read more about hydrogen peroxide.
3. Diaper rash cream or baby powder
They both contain zinc and people use them to apply locally on the herpes sores to dry them. Read more about zinc and its use in treating herpes blisters
4. Acetaminophen aka Tylenol paste
There are several versions of home made paste that include Tylenol and that you can use to apply directly on to your skin.
5. Lysine directly on the sores
Most of you know that taking lystine 1000mg 3 times daily helps your body keep the right balance between lysine and arginine in order to prevent the outbreaks. What you might not know is that it also exists super lystine cold sore treatment, an ointment to apply directly on sores. Read more about lysine and how it helps your body fight the herpes virus.
6. Orajel and cortizone ointment
While researching for home remedies for the herpes blisters I cam across this site. It has pages and pages of user posted remedies, after reading for hours I tried to summarize the main solutions than came up again and again and this is how this article resulted. Below one final remedy from a user, visit their site for more, or read our article with extensive reviews for most of the treatments existing on the market.