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3 Ways for Treatment of Genital Herpes

Explore three effective approaches for managing genital herpes, including antiviral medications, pain relief methods, and holistic management techniques, to alleviate symptoms and reduce outbreak frequency.

  • 20 Feb 2024
  • 2 min read

Genital herpes is a common sexually-transmitted infection caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). Although there is no cure for treating herpes, there are effective treatments to manage its symptoms.


What Are The Treatments of Genital Herpes?

Given below are the approaches to genital herpes treatment:

  1. Antiviral Medications:

The primary method for treating herpes involves using antiviral medications such as Acyclovir, valacyclovir and famciclovir. These medications work by inhibiting the replication of the virus. They alleviate symptoms like pain, itching and sores, promote healing, and reduce the frequency of outbreaks.

  1. Pain Management and Symptom Relief:

In addition to medication, over-the-counter pain relievers and topical creams can help manage discomfort associated with herpes. Keeping the area clean and dry can aid in healing while preventing irritation.

  1. Holistic Management:

Stress management techniques, regular exercise routines, and a healthy diet contribute to overall well-being. These practices may also help reduce the frequency of outbreaks.



Seeking support from healthcare professionals and maintaining communication with partners play a vital role. Furthermore, it's important to take into account the significance of health insurance plans when it comes to guaranteeing access to hsv treatments and preserving overall well-being and financial stability.


Disclaimer: The information provided in this blog is for educational and informational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult your general physician or another certified medical professional for any questions regarding a medical condition. Relying on any information provided in this blog is solely at your own risk, and ICICI Lombard is not responsible for any effects or consequences resulting from the use of the information shared.

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