Genital Herpes Virus Breakout
herpes is one of the
most common sexually transmitted diseases. It is caused by
the herpes simplex virus (HSV). Most of the time genital herpes are caused by the bacteria by
herpes simplex virus type 2 or the HSV-2. The HSV 1 or the Herpes Simplex Virus type 1 is the cause of sores,
blisters or lesions around the mouth and it can also cause genital herpes. There are some people who don’t
know they have this kind of STD since most don’t have or experience any symptoms at
What happens if
there is a breakout of Herpes?
herpes is contagious
disease that can be transferred by having sexual intercourse with a person who has the infection. This can
also happen even if the infected person has no signs and symptoms of the infection. Once the herpes virus
enters the skin, it then goes to the nerve paths; it may become inactive for a while and remain there
forever. It will become active again from time to time; the virus travels again to the nerve path and then to
the surface of the skin then causes the outbreak. The symptoms for genital herpes will occur such as sores
and lesions that often resemble small pimples or blisters that eventually
crust over and finally scab like a small cut. It would take 2 to 4 weeks for the blisters to heal. You will
experience flu like symptoms that includes fever and swollen lymph nodes. Headache and painful during
urination may also be experienced. Cold sores may also be found on the genital area, anus, thigh and
buttocks. Sometimes herpes would also be mistaken for insect bites, abrasion, yeast infection, bacterial or
bladder infections. The only way to find out if the infection is really herpes is to go to a health care
professional so that you can be diagnosed properly. It is diagnosed through physical exam or blood test to
Genital Herpes Virus Breakout
genital herpes be treated?
is considered as an incurable type of disease. The symptoms for this can be treated to lessen and be
prevented from any recurrence. These treatments can reduce the risk of infecting other people. Your doctor
may prescribe you anti-viral medications to reduce the pain and discomfort that cause this virus. Medications
can be taken on a daily basis to suppress the virus and reduce the outbreaks and risk of infection to others.
There are also home remedies for treatment. You can take over-the medications such as aspirin or ibuprofen.
Wash the sore area with warm saltwater solution daily. Wear loose fitting clothing to let air circulate
around the sore. Put an icepack on the affected area and wrap it with a piece of cloth.
can herpes outbreaks be managed?
frequency of genital herpes outbreaks can be managed though stress management. As much as possible
avoid being stressed may it be mentally or emotionally. Avoid kissing your partner if you noticed that he or
she has cold sore. Avoid oral sex when either of you has a cold sore. Refrain from having sex during
breakouts. Practice proper hygiene like washing your hands every now and then. Have an adequate sleep or
rest. Have a healthy and balanced diet for strong immune system to fight against the bacteria. Exercise your
body for proper blood circulation. For people with
frequent herpes outbreaks, daily therapy is best with any one of the antiviral treatments can reduce
outbreaks by as much as 80%.