I’ve had awful genital herpes for 6 days- help

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6 days ago i started getting symptoms of genital herpes which i thought was a uti at the time - this is the first time ive ever had it. 3 days ago i was told i had genital herpes, given aciclovir and told it would start working very quickly. The pain has been unbearable these past 6 days and it just doesnt seem to be going which is making me super fed up. The external sores seem to be slowly healing however the more internal sores which are causing me the awful pain just dont seem to be changing. have i just not given the tablets long enough to work? Is this ever going to go away?!

ive also been having salt baths to try and help too

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    if go back to the doctor and ask them

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    A bad outbreak like this one can last up to 2 weeks unfortunately.

    It sounds like you are doing the right things. Aciclovir is only partly effective. It tends to be most effective if you take it from day one of the outbreak so your three day delay was unfortunate.

    I think you are in for a few more days of pain, but it will heal up eventually.

    As you probabley know you might get further outbreaks, but they won't be as bad as this first one.

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    Aciclovir didn’t work very well for me! Valtrex works better. Maybe you could ask to try that instead! Both antivirals and Valtrexs breaks down to Aciclovir but I dunno didn’t agree with me. Feel free to message me if you need a chat or some tips 😃

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    Look up LYSINE. It may work for you and you could get it over the counter.

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