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Health Tip: Soothing Herpes Pain

Suggestions to ease the discomfort

(HealthDay News) -- Herpes blisters are caused by various viruses, and may occur inside the mouth, throughout the body or near the genitals.

The American Academy of Family Physicians offers these suggestions to help soothe herpes blisters and sores:

  • Take an over-the-counter pain reliever such as aspirin, ibuprofen or acetaminophen.
  • Apply a damp, cool or slightly warm cloth on the sores.
  • Take a lukewarm bath.
  • Keep affected areas clean and dry.
  • Wear cotton underwear and loose-fitting clothing.
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