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I got GH when I was 18. I was dating an older, mature man of 28. He said he was going to make me his Mrs. and in the meantime I am graduating high school and he is a traveling salesman...enough said?
Well that was some time back; I am 55 now. Here is the knowledge I have gleened from the many years and outbreaks. First of all there is a lot of good information and experience on this site, read it all! Second of all, our bodies are different, and what works for one, may not work for another. Third - and this one is important - GH is an opportunistic STD, so pay attention to what happened prior to an outbreak - what did you eat/drink? Were you stressed? Sick? On your period? For many, many years my outbreaks were always around the time of a period. Finally, fight back with all you can, everything you read here that works for you, eat well, exercise, do what makes you happy so your spirit stays up. For me, heat has always worked well. Someone posted that she curled up a heating pad and was able to get it in a position that would give the area a lot of heat. I agree, and have done this as well. I also have one of those hand held shower nozzle thingies. I put it on a soft spray and spray those lesions with the hottest water I can stand for as long as I can stand. This also cleans the area and this is important too. Do this several times a day. With my schedule, I can only manage 3x a day but what a difference. Also wear cotton panties and loose fitting clothing. Take advil or something for pain and for swelling. I've never taken any of the drugs for GH; I don't like putting strange things in my body (if only I'd felt the same way when I was 18 - ha ha). I run, because exercise releases endorphins in your body that lift your spirit, any exercise will do. Watch an upbuilding movie or read a good book, pray, ANYTHING that will build you up. Like I said, GH is opportunistic and being down physically or emotionally is fodder for it. My point here is not to be passive, don't give in to it. Fight it, you will win. My outbreaks used to last a couple of weeks and would visit about every 6 wks or so. I only have them maybe once a year and doing the above, they last maybe a week. Maybe.

And yes, there are wonderful and understanding men out there who will look past your GH and see you. And you will have children and a family and all of the things we dream of. I have never passed my GH on to anyone else. Please make sure it stops with you too. WASH YOUR HANDS! Often and of course, always after you have had dealings with your lesions. Pay attention to your body - did you experience a low grade fever prior to outbreak, headache - anything outstanding you can think of that heralds the coming of an outbreak. When I am about to have an outbreak, I start out with a low grade fever, sometimes chills. And whatever side of my body that the lesions appear, that leg will hurt - like all of my nerves are sitting on top of my skin. I feel like I am coming down with a cold - tired, achy, etc. but no runny nose, cough, etc. This is when I start fighting. I will make sure I am eating right, exercising, making positive experiences happen in my life, surround myself with good friends, etc. Life goes on, don't give GH any more power in your life than what it has right now. Fight back with whatever works for you and do it as soon as you can. Make this an opportunity to shine, don't let it get the best of you. Blessings to you my GH sisters!

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Hai

You just helped me tremendously, :) my results did not come back yet, but I am pretty sure that it is GH. I am depressed, I have am amazing career that I always jump out of bed to start my day, now I find myself day dreaming and not getti up until last minute... I'm 29yrs old, never married and no kids. I would love to have both one day... I'm just not sure who would want to be with me, I can't imagine myself ever having sex again :( I feel so gross ... The blisters I had , finally popped and hurt sooo bad. I've only been doing Epsom salt baths, which hurts as well but I think it has been working,

Hai

So, my results actually came in today. I am positive for GH ... Please help :( I don't know what to do, or what to feel....

Anonymous

Thank you so much. You are wonderful and blessed for writing this.

Anonymous

You are not alone. I just found out my results a few weeks ago. Now im having my second break out which makes it even scarier. I never thought I would get this. I allways get tested for stds at planparenthood. But I dudnt realize that herpes is one of the obes they don't test untill you show syptoms like a blister but by then its too late. The only way to be sure to not to get it is if you and th e person you have sex with specifically get tested for Herpies with negative results before you engage in any sexual contact. Its invisible. Plus, if someone goes down on you and has a cold sore on their mouth, you get it on your genitals for sure. Which is how I think I got mine. I didnt know that. So what I do, is think of it as a cold sore you know where :[ I get my next Dr.s visit, paps,and follow up Monday. Hope it goes well. Lets fight this thing girl!!!

Anonymous

Hai,
No matter what you feel it is okay. Embarrassed. Shocked. Hurt. Disgusting. Scared. Angry. I still struggle with these feelings because they are my feelings. It's okay to have them, even the bad ones. And it's okay if you don't feel anything at all and are just kind of numb to it all. Take the advice of the first person who wrote. But if you need a few days to cry it out, then do it. If you have someone in your life you trust, maybe open up to them. There is a huge community that is here for you. We've all been there. I still struggle with it (three years later). But I promise you, it WILL get better and it will be okay!

Hai

Thanks for the encouragement ... This is my second outbreak this month...:(

Anonymous

Reading your blog had really helped me. I am so embarrassed and depressed with this virus. I wish I could just have people to talk to who understand and won't judge! My husband and I are the only ones who know I have this, it is really hard not to call a girlfriend just to cry to a little.

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