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quick question about HSV1 genital herpes outbreak

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I have genital HSV1 herpes (swab and blood tested) and I have question about the healing process. Last week was my first outbreak and it was extremely rough both mentally and physically. I am trying to stay positive and luckily have the support of my boyfriend. I am not in much pain anymore (more like bad discomfort) and the body aches and fatigue have subsided but I am worried my sores will not heal. Sorry for TMI, but my outbreak was on my labia and one side the actual blisters are gone but the area is still raw and red and not scabbing like I would have expected it to, also I have some small bumps on the other side and I am praying it did not spread from one side to the other and that the valtrex will help that in some way. I know you should not bandage the sores but is there anything I can do to help heal up the area faster and prevent a back and forth breakout from one side to another?


Any advice is greatly appreciated!!

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With my lack of a vagina, I lack firsthand experience to help you out with exactly what to do with it, however, I'll try to help anyway. ;) In these two blog posts, there are a lot of suggestions on how to take care of outbreaks and up your comfort levels through the experience:




Also, know that your first outbreak will by far be the worst outbreak you have since your body hasn't built up the antibodies to suppress the herpes virus yet. Gradually over the course of your future outbreaks, they will get less intense. Just keep yourself healthy, physically and mentally. Always a good excuse to take care of yourself in general. :)

Note: This is for informational purposes only. This information does not constitute medical advice or diagnosis.
I'm not a medical professional, so please take this as friendly peer support. 

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