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This is the first time I've ever spoke/written about this, I was dx with hsv2 when I was 19, I'm now 30, not 100% sure how I got it, but really, does it matter? The first OB was so awful & painful, I couldn't pee for 2 weeks without taking a cup of warm water & poring it over me while I peed. The OB DO GET BETTER! In the past 10 years I typically have OB maybe 1-6 a year, I'm positive they're triggered by stress. I always know it's coming by a weird tingling sensation always on my right side/down my right leg. I always get it at the same spot, on my skin, kinda close to the line of where your underwear touches your thigh.
It's actually not painful at all, but super annoying!
I've come to consider it like getting your period, it's there for about a week, it's annoying, and you can't have sex. Mine start off as a red mark, turn into a small cluster of blisters (like 3-4) then scan & go away.
What I've found works to help it go away faster, is LOTS of lysene, (cheap vitamin at grocery store), & everytime I use the bathroom I'll hold a cotton swab to the area soaked with either hydrogen peroxide, witch hazel, or alcohol. I heard Epsom baths are great too.
I'm having an OB right now & I took the advice from this site of using a liquid bandaid (found at dollar general for 3$) I applied it over the blisters, used the bathroom 2 hours later & they already started to break down! Usually before this, I'd just typically wait for them to go away but this new treatment is working out great!

I just wanted to say that when I read these comments of young teenage girls getting hsv and feeling scared, disgusting, shameful, etc. my heart breaks for you, I was once you & it feels awful. But please know as I'm telling you from experience, this is not the end of your life!!! It's really just an occasional annoyance that you'll learn to deal with over time. I met my husband 9 years ago & told him (also told ppl before him) & never was I 'rejected' for it. I've also never passed it to my husband or anyone & I've had 2 healthy children in the meantime (by c-section). Also wanted to note - I'm a nurse...this is VERY common, it's just no one likes to talk about it unless they have to.
So if you're new to this and struggling, please know it does get better, I even forget half the time I have it cause it really doesn't effect my life in ANY way. If you feel sad/scared, please comment and I'll give you my contact info if you need any type of support or a friend to talk to!

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Anonymous

I agree with every word you have said. I was 17 when this happened to me, I felt the same shame, fear and utter despair. I am now 47 married and 2 children, unfortunately my husband contracted herpes also (you don't need to be experiencing an outbreak) he very really has a BO and only experience them about once a year. Stress is the one thing I think affects me, and I have to be really stressed and I will actually think oh no will it return? Most of the time I don't think about it at all. This can happen to anyone, I run a busy business and home and we do well financially. Really it is just something I see now after all these years is just an inconvenience.

-A

Today was the day I found out I have genital herpes, it's been a few hours now and I still can't stop crying. ( what a terrible April fools joke... I wish) I'm baffled at when I contracted it, I've been with the same partner for 3+ years and we've been married for over 2. I recently found out I am pregnant when I was 6w along. I am now 13w. I only went to the doctor today because I had a sore, that I thought was a hemorrhoid. She confirmed it was herpes and I burst into tears and havnt stopped.
Having to tell my husband was hard, but I am so lucky to have him because he told me 'through sickness and in health.' I know the first thing that pops into people's heads is adultery. But that most certainly is not the case. We are un aware if I had it for years and it's flaring up now? Can that happen? Or if he had it, vise versa. (It doesn't matter anyways, it's permanent).
But reading this story really made me happy, yet cry even more because I am just now finding out I have herpes and it scares me. I'm embarrassed. I feel unsexy. I feel dirty.
How did this affect your sex life? I'm scared we will lose that part of our relationship.
I'm scared for my unborn child. This is my 3rd time pregnant, 2 miscarriages before.
I'm only 21 and feel like my life's dreams are crushed.
I wanted 5 kids and a healthy relationship, but I don't blame my husband if he is grossed out by me. He's going to get checked but if he's clean, why would he risk having sex with me if he doesn't want herpes?
I need help, advice, anything. I feel alone in this.

Anonymous

Awww honey I'm so sorry to hear this (I wrote the original comment) is there anyway you'd like to get in touch with me? You can make a fake email if you'd like me to reach you...

It's VERY possible you (or him) have had this for a while & the stress of pregnancy is bringing it out. I had outbreaks during each pregnancy too. Your baby will be FINE & you can still have 5 kids! Closer to your due date, they'll prescribe you an antiviral to avoid breakouts or you'll have a c-sec (they're not as scary as u think! I actually prefer them). & this doesn't really have to ever affect your sex life! My husband and I never had protected sex, when I felt an OB coming on, we just didn't. & honestly the less stress you are, the fewer you'll have, and since you're already married to a great guy, I can't imagine he wouldn't understand/cause more stress.
I think I was most stressed my first pregnancy because I was clueless & not yet educated as a healthcare worker but if I can promise you anything, you'll be ok!!!! It's really nothing more than an annoying skin condition!
I hope this cheers you up a bit & brings you some comfort, I'll check this frequently & would love to talk personally with you if you'd like!

Anonymous

I have a doctors appointment tomorrow to confirm that I have GH. I'm almost 100% positive I have contracted it. I'm also 21 and have slight itching and burning sensation accompanied with a few bumps on the out lip of my vaj. I feel terrible. I went to the doctor a week ago because I had experienced my first one night stand and was worried about my sexual health and about 3 days after the visit I felt a bump. I am happy though I have had the time to do the research and read optimistic posts such as yours because if this type of news was just dropped on my lap the day I went into the doctor I would have probably ended up doing something extremely irrational. But now anytime I get a moment alone I just start bawling. I haven't told anyone and am scared I'm just going to be seen as a slut. Not being in a steady relationship or anything just makes me feel like no one will ever want to love me. Or if I am even mentally capable of allowing myself to be intimate with anyone again, and also thinking about the effects on childbirth. I'll never be able to have a natural birth and that kills me inside. I really feel like sh!t. And I have no one I can talk to about this..

-A

I would love that! I'm just so worried, and I have to admit. After sleeping on this last night, I've come to terms that I'll have it forever. And the sores and itching are, like you said, super annoying. How do I get in touch with you? Email is perfectly fine :) thank you so much!

Anonymous

It's good to know when you're not alone in this, I made a huge mistake and trusted the wrong person earlier this year and I'm only 17. Having this is hard and I'd love to talk to someone who understands.

Johanna

I found out yesterday too - worst April Fools EVER! I've been married for 5 years and have a 9 month old baby. My husband gets cold sores and so my doctor thinks he transmitted the virus to me during oral sex. I've done a lot of crying and a lot of reading in the past 24 hours and this site made me fee way better. I've also found some good sites about Parenting with GH and it made me less scared. I'm trying tea tree oil and salt baths for symptom relief right now and hoping the Valtrex kicks in soon. It's hard to wrap your brain around this hey?

Anonymous

Nicolenicole637@yahoo.com

It is really great to have people to talk this, I told nobody but my roommate who lived with me during initial outbreak...it turned out a few years later my best friend was diagnosed with it too, so I finally told her, but she's really the only one, cause even tho we both have it, it's still pretty embarrassing to talk about :-/
But 1/4 people have it! You probly know at least several already but it's just no one talks about it.
There will be plenty of months that go by where honestly I don't even remember I have it. It's shocking/depressing/painful/and just plain awful all around when you first get diagnosed but with anything, I promise it gets better/easier.
If you need a friend to talk to please don't hesitate to email me!

B

I had the same April fools joke! I think I'm in shock. I cried a lot, but then I also laughed about other things. Im niot sure where i am emotionally. My symptoms have gotten worse. Where there were 3 separate bumps from the top to the bottom of my lips (other lips). Now I'm freakimg out one of them turned into a giant cluster. I'm also terribly sick with a cold and achey.
My bf gets a cold sore about once a year. He went down on me with chapped lips last week from the cold. Can that be it, or have I had it dormant for year? What have been your most successful remedies? I'm so glad a site like this exists. I can't tell my friends or family.

Anonymous

Seems like a lot of people were dx yesterday! You can hsv1 'down there' meaning a cold sore caused this...& if that's the case, I actually heard its fewer outbreaks. Just remember the first one is most painful! Start taking high doses of Lyseine (in vitamin aisle in stores), up your vit C, u take zinc too. If it's hurting/stinging u to pee, pour warm water down on you while peeing. I've also had luck (making the blisters scab quicker) by soaking a cotton ball with hydrogen peroxide & holding it there for at least a min..also had luck with that liquid bandaid stuff. Hope this helps, you'll feel better soon, promise

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