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How to Get Herpes Pain Relief

February 6, 2012 by  
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Herpes outbreaks can cause a lot of pain, sometimes described as razor blades slicing the genital area. Not a pleasant thought, but herpes pain relief can be found. There are a variety of medications and topical applications on the market to provide herpes pain relief, but you can also go natural with some useful home herpes remedies.
If you decide to go with an over the counter treatment for herpes pain relief, you will find a wide range of products. Some are simply local anesthetics that dull the nerve endings and numb the area for a short time. These will need to be reapplied frequently and can get a bit messy.
Icing the affected area can be a good way to get natural herpes pain relief. The coolness will numb the area and can provide a soothing relief. Using a chilled compress of any kind will provide similar herpes pain relief. However, the numbness is only temporary and you will find it necessary to repeat this herpes treatment frequently in order for it to be properly effective.
Taking a warm bath or using a blow dryer set to low can be a good way to ease the pain as well. Your genital area should remain dry to promote faster healing of the blisters and this can be helped along by using the blow dryer or by dusting the area with cornstarch. You may also sprinkle cornstarch in your underwear to ensure dryness.
Another good tip is to use loose clothing, particularly underwear. Tight clothes can irritate the sores and cause an outbreak to be even worse. Cotton clothing is best, as it allows the genital area to breathe and stay dry. Polyester and other synthetic fabrics should be avoided during an outbreak as they tend to capture heat and moisture and can undo any herpes pain relief that you had already sought out.
Regular pain killers can also provide herpes pain relief. Try Tylenol, acetaminophen or even ibuprofen to ease the pain. Using pain killers in combination with a topical treatment is often the best way to treat the discomfort. Experiment to find which combination works best for you.
Herpes pain relief can be elusive at times. It’s all a matter of experimentation and finding out what remedies work for you and your outbreaks. Some people find that they experience such mild outbreaks, all they need is an aspirin, but for others, a topical treatment combined with a pain killer is the only way to cope.

Top 5 Herpes Pain Relief Solutions

Herpes Relief #1: Peppermint oil and teatree oil, diluted in olive oil and applied at first sign of herpes pain. Caution! Please test on small area first to make sure you have added enough oil to dilute the oils so that they are not too strong and won’t sting. Be sure to use pure oils, with no fillers.
Lemon balm essential oil is also an effective herpes relief that has been studied and demonstrated in Germany. It can prevent further herpes outbreaks, limit genital herpes outbreak severity and duration. Many people with herpes also consider tea tree oil to be very helpful.
Herpes Relief #2:  Ice the area as soon as you feel the prodome tingle and keep area cool – Avoid tight undergarments. Do not ice for long periods.
Herpes Relief #3: Silica gel provides herpes pain relief for some. In fact, some users report that silica gel works as well as acyclovir for herpes pain relief. However, silica gel is not readily available in the U.S. so order from reputable sources only.
Herpes Relief #4: Soak in a lukewarm bath. If itching is an issue, and itching causes even more pain, you might try an Aveeno Oatmeal bath to help calm the lesion area.
Herpes Relief #5: A mild or natural sedative taken before bed may help you rest better til the itching and pain subsides.
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