Because there are currently no cures for facial or genital herpes, men and women with herpes must try and find relief using either over the counter (OTC) herpes remedies or a herpes drug treatment through a doctor’s prescription. Facial herpes, usually caused by an HSV 1 infection (though it can be caused by genital herpes), can be very uncomfortable and embarrassing — and without remedies a fever blister may take up to 2 weeks for the healing process to complete. Be sure to avoid contact with others if you are suffering with a herpes labialis or genital herpes outbreak as they are very contagious at this point. OTC herpes remedies are available to help prevent herpes outbreaks and speed healing time.
In the video below, Dr. Stephen H. Mandy, Dermatologist discusses herpes remedies while explaining that there is no cure for herpes labialis or genital herpes.