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Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted viral infection which may continue as a life-long condition. Apart from taking some pain-killers like ibufren, some simple self-care measures should be adopted to reduce discomfort, e.g.
a) keep the infected part clean and dry;
b) use ice packs for local application;
c) bathe the affected area with warm saline water 3 times a day;
d) avoid food rich in fat and sugar;
e) wear loose-fitting cotton garments;
f) avoid sexual (especially oral) intercourse until the sores are fully healed.
Genital herpes, caused by Herpes Simplex Virus, can never be fully cured as the virus stays back life-long. So every possible care should be taken to prevent its onset, and to check the spread of infection.
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