did they give you herpes antivirals? if so , which one , what dose and for how many days?
the herpes handbook at www.westoverheights.com is a free and terrific resource you can read online or print out at home. Lots of good info in there in general that you'll need as well as suggestions for pain control.
My suggestions are epsom salt baths. Comforting as well as helps to dry out lesions somewhat. also dermoplast spray ( the blue can for the genital area, not the red can ). it's a topical anesthetic you can find at most drugstores for under $10. you spray it on periodically for pain relief. Also take plenty of tylenol and advil as needed.
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