Most of you may refer to the antiviral medication when dealing with genital herpes disease. However, you are even possible to do your own home genital herpes treatment. It can make you at least feel relieve from the severe pain. Feel confuse what type of home treatment that you can do to decrease the pain? Here are several ways to follow:
Take warm bath
First thing that you can do at your own home is taking warm bath. Why warm water is chosen? It is simply because warm water will be more comfortable for your skin rather than the abrasive towel. Besides that the heat of water can inactive the virus. Continue the genital herpes treatment by drying your body with hair dryer in a low setting.
Take pain reliever
Next thing that you can do to relieve the pain is taking mild pain reliever medicine such as aspirin or acetaminophen.
Avoid too tight clothes
If you suffer from genital herpes then you better avoid tight clothes since it will only make you more painful. The perfect choice is the loose fitting cotton underwear and clothes. In fact, synthetic garment and tight fitting will only make you perspiration more. Automatically it will irritate your sensitive sore.
Keep the sore area dry, clean and cool
It will be speed up your healing process if you can maintain the irritated area stay cool, clean and dry.
Apply the zinc ointment
Zinc based ointment can help your healing process since it can increase your immune system level and dry the sore faster.
Apply lemon balm and Echinacea
Lemon balm and Echinacea should apply in the first outbreak. You can simply apply the lemon balm by making a tea from dried lemon balm and use cotton ball to put it on your sores.