How long did your first herpes outbreak last??? Im on day tw

How long did your first herpes outbreak last??? Im on day two of the Valtrex and my symptoms are the same if not worse.

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a_survivor's picture
Dec 6

pee in a sitz tub...
-For painful urination try diluting your urine by pouring water on yourself while releasing your pee or if you can sit in a shallow tub, release in there. If you don't have access to a tub, you may also urinate in a sitz bath. You can also try catching the urine in a container to reduce the chance of irritating the blisters/sores

-Epsom salts, can be used in a warm bath for those with genital herpes and can help soothe and control itching and inflammation

-Coconut Oil...

mmadlecl's picture
Dec 6

@kayy1620 Try putting bag balm on the area before you pee. My initial breakout was so bad; peeing was about impossible. I always keep this anti septic salve on hand for cuts, dry skin, etc. It's thick, and stays in place. It worked great!

Dec 20

My first breakout was painful and lasted 2 weeks from start to finish. I tried everything to help with the pain to the point I asked to be catharized so that I didn't have to urinate because I couldn't handle the pain of urine touching my sores.
I've only had one outbreak since and have been taking Valtrex religiously for over a year now and it does help suppress the outbreaks.
I hope it gets better for you!


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