Genital herpes Health Record SoftwarePeople with genital herpes should keep health records to closely monitor their condition, track symptoms, and manage outbreaks effectively. Maintaining a health journal allows individuals to record and track symptoms related to genital herpes, such as genital sores, itching, and pain. They can also document potential triggers that may lead to outbreaks, such as stress, illness, or certain foods. Regularly measuring the frequency and duration of outbreaks can help assess the effectiveness of medications and treatments in managing the condition. Additionally, individuals can track any lab tests conducted to confirm the diagnosis of genital herpes or to monitor their viral load. They should also record medications taken, such as antiviral drugs, to manage symptoms and reduce the frequency of outbreaks. Doctor visits, follow-up appointments, and medical procedures related to genital herpes can also be documented in the health journal to ensure comprehensive health management.
Sample health journal entries that can be entered into Goopatient*:
Date: July 28, 2023
To manage future outbreaks, I will focus on stress reduction techniques, such as mindfulness exercises and getting enough rest. I will also be vigilant about taking my antiviral medication as prescribed.
Today, I experienced a genital outbreak characterized by painful sores and itching in the genital area. The outbreak began yesterday evening and has persisted today.
I suspect that the recent stress at work and lack of sleep might have triggered this outbreak.
I took my prescribed antiviral medication to manage the outbreak.
I measured the size and progression of the genital sores today to monitor their healing progress.
I have an upcoming follow-up appointment scheduled with my healthcare provider next week to discuss my recent outbreak and assess the effectiveness of my current treatment plan.*These health records are not real, but compiled by Dr. Mike Stanton of the UCLA Health Center. The data that you put in Goopatient is totally private and stored only on your computer.