278 STIs and Other Infections of the Genitals
To cure yourself of an STI, you must take the medicine
described in this chapter. To get relief from the discomfort
of an STI:
1. If you have sores or itching of
the genitals, sit in a pan of clean,
warm water for 15 minutes, 2
times a day. Do this until you
feel better. If you have a yeast
infection, you can add lemon
juice, vinegar, yogurt (without
sugar), or sour (fermented) milk
to the pan of warm water.
2. Do not have sex again
until you feel better.
3. Try to wear underclothes
made of cotton. This lets
air in around your genitals
which will help you heal.
4. Wash your underclothes
once a day and dry them in
the sun. This kills the germs
that cause infection.
medicines for pain
5. Take a mild pain
6. If you have genital ulcers and it is painful to pass urine, pour
clean water over your genital area while you urinate. Or sit in
a pan of cool water while you urinate.
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