Assessment of a 36-year-old woman who has malaise and dysuriareveals a temperature of 100°F (37.4°C) and painful blisters on the outside of her vagina. The client tells the nurse she had intercourse with a new partner 5 days ago. The nurse should:
1. Advise the client to ask her partner to use a condom.
2. Encourage the client to increase fluid to 3,000 mL/day.
3. Tell the client to use a lubricant jelly on the blisters.
4. Refer the client to a health care provider.
The client is likely exhibiting symptoms of herpes genitalis, which include painful blisters or vesicles that appear 2 to 20 days after transmission of the disease. The client was most likely exposed from her new partner. The client should be referred to a health care provider for treatment. Having her partner wear a condom, increasing fluids, or using lubricant jelly will not treat the infection.
CN: Management of care; CL: Synthesize
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