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Message Board: Terri Warren’s FAQs

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Home Care Measures for Genital Herpes

First, simple self-care may be enough to relieve most discomfort caused by genital herpes. Taking an over-the-counter pain reliever, such as aspirin, acetaminophen, or ibuprofen, can help ease the pain of herpes symptoms. Doctors sometimes recommend soaking the affected area in warm water. But the area should be kept dry most of the time. If toweling off after bathing is uncomfortable, try using a hair dryer on the "cool" setting. Then put on cotton underwear. Cotton absorbs moisture better than...

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Related Web Site: Centers for Disease Control

This site includes fact sheets, treatment guidelines, and statistics on herpes prevalence. This link takes you to their web site.

Centers for Disease Control


Related Web Site: Antopia

Antopia is a dating and social support community for people with genital herpes, with nearly 60,000 members. This link takes you to their web site.



Related Web Site: American Social Health Association

This group provides educational materials, a hotline, and in-person support groups for people with herpes and other STDs. This link will take you to their web site.

American Social Health Association


Related Web Site: International Herpes Management Forum

Oriented toward health care providers, this site also includes some patient information and a wealth of technical information. This link takes you to their web site.

International Herpes Management Forum


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