All you need to know about herpes

HSV1, HSV2Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease(STD). Like any other sexually transmitted diseases, one can get genital herpes by having oral sex, anal or vaginal sex with someone who has the disease.

The fluids found in the herpes sore carry the virus, contacting with the fluids can easily cause infection. One can also contact herpes from infected sex partner without a sore because the virus can be released through the skin and spread the infection to your sex partner.

How to avoid infection of herpes?

The only way to be safe is to avoid vaginal sex and oral sex. If one is sexually active you can do the following to reduce the chances of getting the virus.

  1. Use latex condom in the right way every time you have sex.
  2. be in a long term mutual monogamous relationship with a partner who has tested negative.

Herpes symptoms may occur both in female and male genital areas covered by a latex condom. Outbreaks may also occur in areas covered by condom. This shoes that condom may not protect you fully from getting herpes.

How to know if one have herpes?

Mostly people with herpes have mild symptoms one might not notice or may make a mistake for other skin conditions for example pimple or ingrown hair. Due to this, most people who have herpes do not know it. The signs of the genital herpes normally appear as blisters at the genital area, mouth or rectum. The symptoms, which are sometimes referred to as: having an outbreak.

The Curing herpes.

Even tough there is no specific cure of herpes; there are some drugs which can shorten or prevent the outbreak. The doses of herpes are usually taken on daily basis. As a result, the infections might not be passed to your sexual partner.

What will happen if you don’t receive the treatment?

The infection normally causes very painful sores which can be severe to some individuals as it will suppress the immune system.

Is it possible to engage in sex when you are suffering from herpes?

It is important to tell your partner if you have herpes. This will let him or her be aware of the risks which are involved. When you use a condom, it will assist in lowering the risk which is involved. But, it will not completely get rid of the disease.

Basic Overview of Herpes

What Is Herpes?

herpesHerpes is a skin disease that caused by herpes simplex virus which mainly divided into two types: herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV 1) and herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV 2). The majority of oral herpes cases are caused by HSV 1 and the majority of genital herpes cases are caused by HSV 2; however, type 1 or type 2 can occur in either the genital or oral area.

Herpes Symptoms

The herpes symptoms are sores, vesicles, or ulcers. The herpes often resemble small pimples or blisters that eventually crust over and finally scab like a small cut. These lesions may require two to four weeks to completely heal.

During the outbreak period, some people will experience second lesions, which will appear and flu-like symptoms, including fever and swelling of the gland, especially in the vicinity of the groin lymph nodes. Headaches and painful urination are sometimes accompanied by symptoms of the first episode.

Oral Herpes

Oral herpes is caused by herpes simplex virus (usually type 1), which infects the lips, mouth, or gums area. Oral herpes is often referred to as herpes labialis. herpes simplex virus type 2 also can cause oral herpes through oral sex.

People with active outbreak or sore can spread virus to another by intimate contacting and objects that touch an open sore, such as towels, razor. Family members who are infected with herpes can infect other healthy members during regular daily activities.

Oral herpes symptoms can last for one to two weeks without any treatment, and medication can help reduce pain and make the symptoms go away quickly. What you need to know is that 1 in 4 people with oral herpes will experience recurrences and symptoms vary from person to person.

Genital Herpes

Genital herpes is caused by herpes simplex virus (usually type 2), which infects genital skin area. Genital herpes is a common and highly contagious infection, usually transmitted through sexual intercourse. Health people can get herpes from infected sex partner who haven’t symptoms, because the virus can be released through skin and spread the infection.

Most of the people who are infected with herpes don’t know they have a herpes because there is no any symptoms or mild symptoms. We can still check whether we have herpes by the symptoms of genital herpes. These symptoms may occur after you and your partner have sexual intercourse, including pain or itching, small red bumps or tiny white blisters, ulcers, scabs.

Herpes is incurable, but medications can ease symptoms and reduce the risk of infecting others. If you don’t get treated, genital herpes can cause painful genital sores. If you touch your sores or fluid from sores, you may be transferred to another part of your body.