I was diagnosed with herpes 2 days ago, this is the first std I've ever had and its also the most painful thing my body is experiencing. The day I was diagnosed my area was so swollen and sore but no sores however no they are fully blown open sores that i feel like are never going to heal. Sometime i can hardly walk or get up and down the stairs the pain is so great. Since the first day I have been on antivirals and paracetamols, I've been taking salt baths but its still so painful. There is also quite a bit of watery discharge as well which I'm constantly trying to clean away to keep the area dry and not sticky however this does not help at night. It becomes so painful in the morning. I've read that i can try putting baking soda on the sores to help relieve the pain and dry out the sores so they heal quicker, but i think this is going to sting like a bitch and its something id rather like to avoid. Would i be okay applying vaseline or would that affect the healing process?
Any advice for pain relief and removal of the sores would be greatly appreciated thank you XX