topically i used zoverax cream for my first outbreak and found that to be a GREAT relief. dont freak out about the $$. a little tube lasts a long time. i dont even think i finished it. you have to use so little of the ointment.
dont wear tight pants when you are breaking out. and if you can sleep without pants.
air makes it dry up faster and heal. just something i have noticed.
dont put gold bond powder or anything with cortizone on the sores. it makes them worse.