First on the list is a simple act that brings comfort to any ailing body: a warm bath.
Soaking in a bath of warm water can alleviate the pain associated with the sores brought on by a bout of genital herpes [source: NLM].
One caveat: Soaking in a tub promotes shedding of the virus, thus increasing the chance of spreading it. While a warm shower is a good alternative, you should take care to clean shower or tub if you share it with someone who doesn't have the virus.
Following a bath, make sure to dry the affected area thoroughly, as moisture prolongs symptomatic sores [source: NLM].