Good hygiene matters when you have herpes. Take care of your sores to speed healing. Neglected sores can lead to other infections.
Take any medications as directed.
Take aspirin or an aspirin substitute for pain.
Take warm baths to relieve itching of sores. And don't share towels when you have a sore.
Urinate in a tub of warm water to prevent burning. This works for women with genital herpes.
Don't wear tight clothes or nylon underwear. They can trap moisture, cause chafing, and prevent sores from healing.
Wash the sores with mild soap and water. And wash your hands after you touch a sore.
Dry the affected area completely. Blow-drying the sores on low heat may help speed healing.
Don't bandage sores. The dry air helps them heal.
Avoid ointments unless they are prescribed. They retain moisture and may cause other infections.
Don't pick at the sores. This can slow healing.
Don't touch your eyes when you have a sore. The virus may travel from your fingertips to your eyes.
Date Last Reviewed: 2005-02-02T00:00:00-07:00
Date Last Modified: 2003-02-06T00:00:00-07:00
Dr. Marsha Bornt started seeing me when I was in my early twenties (20 years ago). After seeing many doctors, she was the 1st doctor to diagnose me with endometriosis. I went on to have many laparoscopies with her over the years. In my thirties I moved about 45-50 min away from Apple Hill, so I ended up seeing another doctor who performed another laparoscopy...
Staff was very friendly and professional. I had a few questions that the doctor was more than happy to answer for me. I got all that needed to be done in a very timely manner. I was very pleased with my visit. Trying to find a parking spot was very frustrating though. Arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your appointment.
I am always glad to meet with Dr. Bornt. She is very pleasant and makes sure she has answered all your questions or concerns. She is very thorough in her approach about your medical history . . .wants only the best for you as her patient.