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Aug 17, 2007
There are many things which are considered to be taboo subjects to discuss openly in public. One such topic is that of genital herpes. The fact is that most people will go to extraordinary lengths to avoid these subjects but in some cases this can be detrimental to the health of the person.

Genital Herpes not only effects a person physically, but has great potential to emotionally devastate them as well. The emotional scars can lead many to seek additional outside mental help.

The person who suffers from genital herpes will sometimes find their lives turned upside down and will be unable to deal with the situation. It need not be this way, but regrettably sometimes the emotional affect genital herpes can have on a person can be greater than the actual medical examination condition itself.

This is not to say that genital herpes isn't serious or a potentially serious condition, only that some people will find they need more help to cope with the emotional wound of having contracted a sexually transmitted disease than others will.

For these people care needs to be given not only to treat the active condition but also the mental and emotional health of the person. Although there are many areas that are affected, here are just a few areas in which people feel the most:

* Lack of self esteem

* Feelings of guilt

* Anger

* Feelings of shame

* Depression

Although this list is in no way exhaustive, it gives you an idea of the emotional affects genital herpes can have on ones life.

These feelings and emotional states can come about as the consequence of many things:

* such as being rejected by their partner for having a sexually transmitted disease

* being ineffective to cope with the realness of genital herpes

* being unable to deal with any residual scarring of the genital area

Although for the most part genital herpes blisters will go away themselves, there may sometimes be scarring as a consequence of the blisters. This can be due to the severity and the spread of the blisters themselves. If you feel you have contracted this condition get checked immediately. The sooner the better.

Meanwhile, To help with the pain which may be felt with genital herpes blisters you might want to try bathing the affected area in a salt solution comprising of half a teaspoon of salt mixed with half a pint of warm water. This will not only soothe the affected area but it also has the added benefits of drying out the sores.

You might also want to avoid such things as tanning beds and sunbathing. Avoid wearing tight fitting clothing which won't allow your genital area to breathe. This includes panties, tight fitting briefs for men, bathing suites for long periods of time and nylons on a regular basis.

If you find that urinating is painful due to the urine leaving over the sores, you can either pour water over yourself as you urinate, or you can try to urinate inside a bath of water. Although this may not seem to practical, if you feel enough pain you may not have any other choice.

What you really need to do though when you have genital herpes is get a lot of rest. You body needs it and now is as a good a time as any to start listening to it.

Remember, if you feel the symptoms of genital herpes, overcome the fear of what others will think and get some medical help. You will be grateful that you did.
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