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If you think you have herpes, it is very important to get a doctor or nurse to examine you.
The doctor or nurse will normally be able to recognise herpes straight away but may swab the fluid from a blister to confirm the diagnosis
Because herpes is a virus it is difficult to cure completely. The treatments that are given relieve pain and help stop the virus from multiplying. Your body will also fight the herpes on its own
Over the counter cold sore medication will cannot treat genital herpes