Articles on: Genital Herpes

When should I get treatment for genital herpes?

Genital herpes can cause blisters or sores around or on the genital area.

Other symptoms of herpes include:

Pain or itching in your genital area until the infection clears
Small red bumps or tiny white blisters
Ulcers may form when blisters rupture and ooze or bleed
Vaginal discharge
Difficulty or pain when urinating

During the initial outbreak, you may also experience flu-like symptoms such as fever, muscle aches and swollen lymph nodes.

If you or your partner(s) have any of the above symptoms, or your partner tells you they have herpes or another form of an STI, you should either get tested or seek treatment immediately.

At the first sign of an outbreak or one of the symptoms mentioned, it is recommended to seek treatment as soon as possible to prevent symptoms from worsening and spreading.

Importantly, if you are pregnant or suspect you may be pregnant, and are concerned you may have Genital Herpes, you should should seek immediate attention and/or advice from a medical professional.

If you experience multiple genital herpes outbreaks throughout the year, our Partner Doctors can prescribe you up to three months of chronic suppression treatment.

Updated on: 21/02/2024

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