Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease caused by herpes simplex virus .Genital herpes is transmitted by any type of sexual contact with the genital area.
There are two kinds of HSV:
HSV-1 usually affects the mouth and lips and causes cold sores or fever blisters. But it can spread from the mouth to the genitals during oral sex.
HSV-2 most often causes genital herpes. HSV-2 can be spread through secretions from the mouth or genitals.
Many people with genital herpes never have sores. Or they have very mild symptoms that go unnoticed or are mistaken for insect bites or another skin condition.
If signs and symptoms do occur during the first outbreak, they can be severe. This first outbreak usually happens within 2 days to 2 weeks of being infected.
There is no HERPES CURE simplex. The good news is that sores often clear without treatment. Many people choose to treat herpes simplex because treatment can relieve symptoms and shorten an outbreak. Most people are treated with an antiviral medicine.Some home remedies may help reduce symptom severity, but provide no cure.Antiviral medicines such as aciclovir, famciclovir, and valaciclovir are used to treat genital herpes infection. They do not clear the virus from the body and some people have infections that are recurring . They work by stopping the virus from multiplying, which reduces the duration and severity of symptoms.An antiviral medicine is commonly prescribed for a first episode of genital herpes.After decades of stagnancy in the herpes therapeutics space, a real neck-and-neck race is emerging among three biotechs in the immunotherapy space: Genocea and Agenus, both based in Massachusetts, San Diego’s Vical are speeding ahead in developing a herpes vaccine.
Genital herpes cannot be cured. Antiviral medicines may be prescribed:
They help relieve pain and discomfort during an outbreak by healing the sores more quickly. They seem to work better during a first attack than in later outbreaks.
For repeat outbreaks, the medicine should be taken as soon as tingling, burning, or itching begins, or as soon as blisters appear.
Persons who have many outbreaks may take these medicines daily over a period of time. This helps prevent outbreaks or shorten their length. It can also reduce the chance of giving herpes to someone else.
Pregnant women may be treated for herpes during the last month of pregnancy to reduce the chance of having an outbreak at the time of delivery. If there is an outbreak around the time of delivery, a C-section will be recommended to reduce the chance of infecting the baby.
Herpes Fever Blisters
Fever Blisters have been found to be very common today, especially in the Americans. Fever Blisters are actually small sores, in the form of small blisters in the mouth, or on the face which are usually itchy, burning and painful and sometimes burst resulting in the secretion of the fluid they contain, which makes a crust around it. The most vulnerable body parts include the lips, chin or cheeks and sometimes the nostrils too, but sometimes they can also be found at the gums or the palate of the mouth. These Fever Blisters are caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus. The disease is commonly referred to as Herpes or Herpes Simplex. Fever Blisters are normally very itchy and painful, and the Herpes Simplex Virus is very contagious. Fever Blisters are normally incurable. Herpes Simplex Virus is generally of two types, namely Herpes Simplex Virus type-1 and Herpes Simplex Virus type-2 (HSV-1 & HSV-2). Herpes is of two different categories, Oral Herpes and Genital Herpes. In case of Oral Herpes, such infections in the form of Fever Blisters are on the face, mouth, nose, sometimes in or near the eyes, on the neck and on elbows too. Genital Herpes is the condition when the similar infections are over the genitals of the infected person. But, actually Fever Blisters refers to the situation of Oral Herpes only. The major cases of Fever Blisters or Oral Herpes are caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus type-1, but Herpes Simplex Virus type-2 has also reportedly caused several cases of fever Blisters. The common symptoms of the Fever Blisters include common headache, fever, nausea and vomiting. The Cold Sores or Fever Blisters are usually painfully swelled and in the form of open sores in mouth too. Fever Blisters usually cycle in terms of activated stages. Once a person gets infected with the Fever Blisters, they remain silent and unnoticed for the initial time, but they do get activated after a short duration of time causing painful sores and blisters. The most commonly infected part of the Fever Blisters is the border of the lip. But they can sometimes occur inside the mouth too. The initial symptoms of the Fever Blisters include burning, itching and tingling, followed by the swelling and redness in the blisters. Within one to two days of this, the Fever Blisters start appearing. Then these Fever Blisters pop up and form the painful sores, which in turn get covered by the crusts and look like scab. Prevention has always proved to be much better than cure. Fever Blisters can be prevented by adopting some relevant and good respective measures in life. Herpes Simplex Virus type-1 gets transmitted by making Oral Contact in the most of the cases. So, don’t make oral contacts with the persons you doubt, may have Oral Herpes or Fever Blisters, nor let such people kiss your children too, as your children can get Herpes in the form of such Fever Blisters in such an age only. So, stay away from Herpes and make other people aware of the Fever Blisters and help them to live a healthy and happy life ahead.