How to Live with Herpes?
Once you have been told you that you are infected with a virus that apparently has no cure and which effects a very sensitive are of your body. The news can be crummy but don’t let it get you down. To live a life with a virus that’s infectious can be very challenging and a lot of time in life it would ask you to make sacrifices you won’t be happy to make. There are always ways around the corner, and so does herpes.
If you have done your homework on herpes, you would know that it won’t kill you. You may feel ‘dirty’ or sexually undesirable. You may also think of all the symptoms that you have to face and a life time of drugs. You might just hate the person who got you infected. All if these feelings are completely rational and there is nothing wrong with them. But you must learn to overcome them and get back to normal, tell yourself that you have herpes: You are not herpes. Given here are some ways that can help you out live your life fully as a normal happy person.
- Take prescription and anti-viral medicines. As there is no cure for herpes taking the anti-viral medications can help you suppress the outbreaks and minimize your chance of transmitting it to the other person.
- Communicate with your partner. A very important part of living with genital herpes is communicating with your partner about your virus. It’s the right and responsible thing to do and may help avoid problems in future.
- You should be aware of social stigmas. There various social stigmas attached to genital herpes. These stigmas can cause you shame, stress, anxiety, or depression. Consider a doctor or a friend who can help you deal with your feelings.
- If you get blisters during an outbreak, break and wash them as soon as possible. This would heal the outbreak and keep them from spreading.
- Some people have the concept that unhealthy life style can stimulate the outbreak. In such a case keeping a healthy lifestyle will keep you and your immune system strong. Limit the stress and depression in life, which can also lead to an outbreak.
- If you feel uncomfortable talking about your herpes to your partner you can always hash things with others who have herpes and completely understand you.
- Join a local herpes support group. A support group full of other people who are going through the same conditions can help you out in many of your day to day issues effectively and efficiently. You can check the most comprehensive list at HerpesSupport.org
- Challenge your feelings about herpes. The best way to get over all the negative feelings you get from your disease is to challenge the assumption that they are based on. Do the make you less beautiful No not really!
- A daily therapy is the best option for you.
- Avoid sexual activities when you have an outbreak. Between outbreaks it is really okay to get intimate with your partner once he is aware of the risks.