Another home remedy for genital herpes, similar to No. 10, is consistent use of soap and warm water on the affected area [source: NLM].
Keeping an area that's covered with sores clean and free of infection is one step closer to healing the sores. Though herpes outbreaks are different for each person infected and involve a number of factors, mild disinfectants like soap are encouraged in every case.
Run warm water through a cloth and apply soap directly to the area. This can have the same alleviating sensation as taking a warm bath without taking as much time.
And like our previous remedy, remember to thoroughly dry off after washing down [source: ASHA].