Herpes is s virus infection which is caused due to herpes simplex virus. There are mainly two types of this virus which includes herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV1) and herpes simplex virus 2(HSV2). HSV1 mainly results in oral herpes which affects the area near the lips and the mouth. It is also referred as cold sores or fever blisters. HSV2 is the main cause of the genital herpes which affects the area of penis, vagina, anus, inner thighs and buttocks. Herpes is mainly transmitted from one person to another through a sexual activity. The herpes symptom varies from person to person. Some people may not experience any symptom at all while other may have severe ones like painful sores. The symptoms usually develop within 2 to 20 days after the infection and may last for about 2 weeks. People who have partial immunity to the virus having facial herpes may experience less severe form of herpes.
Early Symptoms of herpes:
The early herpes symptoms include fever, swollen glands, itching or burning feeling in the anal or genital area, flu like symptoms, pain in areas like legs, buttocks and genital area. Some people might also feel pressure in the area below the stomach and have vaginal discharge. Within few days of infection sores starts appearing at the infected areas like penis, vagina or mouth. These sores which are also known as lesions can also appear on a woman’s cervix area or the urinary passage area in men. These sores appear as a small red bumps which turns into blisters or open sores. After some time the sores gets crusted and heals without scarring.
Other symptoms of herpes:
Besides the early herpes symptoms many people also faces various other signs which include difficulty in urinating, pain while urination, swollen glands in the genital area, painful and inflamated blisters around the infected area and others.
Recurrences outbreak Symptoms:
The first herpes outbreak is really painful and difficult but since herpes is a non curable disease thus there are numerous outbreaks which a person has to face during his entire life span.
The recurrence outbreaks are generally shorter and are less severe as compared to the first one. These are preceded by warning symptoms which are also known as prodromal symptoms. Some of the most common signs of recurrence outbreaks include small blisters or sores that form the crust and appear between the areas of buttocks, thighs, pubis and legs, irregularities in the skin such as rash, cut or red bump and its healing takes half the time as compared to the first outbreak.
Dealing with the symptoms of herpes:
Though herpes is a non curable disease but there are numbers of treatments available which can help to deal with its symptoms. Medical help should be taken from the doctor who can prescribe various medications that will help to minimize the duration of the symptoms and will also promote healing. You should always follow a proactive approach with your health in order to minimize the number of outbreaks. Moreover the herpes symptom should always be disclosed to your sexual partner so as to avoid its further spreading.This entry was posted on Thursday, November 19th, 2009 at 2:15 am and is filed under Uncategorized. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.