The Dangers of Herpes
Herpes is caused by the strains of
virus called the Herpes Simplex Virus. This virus has two types: Herpes Simplex Virus type1 also known as
oral herpes and Herpes Simplex type2 also known as Genital herpes. Herpes can be spread by skin-to-skin
contact, and the main sign are sores that appear on the infected area. These sores are often marked by watery
blisters in the skin or mucous membranes of the mouth and lips or it is found on the genitals. While the
sores do heal on their own, not treating herpes can lead to dangerous consequences.
You cannot predict when a
herpes outbreak will occur. Outbreak that happens when you are under stress can be more severe. Itching or
burning sensation is felt during an outbreak. These sores will last for a few days eventually a scab will
form and the sore will heal and leaves a scar. When herpes is left untreated, these sores will appear again
in a few weeks. Being infected with herpes is a sign that you have a weak immune system. It would also mean
that you in danger of having more outbreaks as well as its complications and being susceptible to other forms
of diseases, swollen lymph nodes, fever and severe headaches.
There are complications linked
with herpes and to name a few the following are as
• Problems with your bladder.
The sores on genital herpes can cause certain inflammation around the tube that delivers the urine from your
bladder to your urethra. This inflammation will close the urethra for days thus requiring the need to insert
catheter to drain the urine.
The Dangers of
• AIDS. Having genital herpes increases
the risk of transmitting other sexually transmitted disease including aids.
• Meningitis. In rare cases,
herpes simplex virus infection can cause inflammation of the membranes surrounding your brain and your spinal
• Inflammation on the rectal
area. Genital herpes can cause inflammation of the lining of your rectum this happens when a man is having
anal sex with a man.
• Infection on the newly born
baby. Babies with mothers who are infected with herpes will also be infected or exposed to the virus. This
will cause brain damage to the babies, cause blindness and death.
• For those who are suffering from eczema,
the symptoms can lead to physical discomfort. Never scratch the eye as the infection can cause serious ulcer
on the cornea and potentially can lead to blindness
When herpes is left untreated it may lead to the danger of spreading this
infectious type of disease. This virus will be transmitted to your partner by having sexual intercourse. Once
you have herpes or diagnosed with herpes consulting a health care professional is best advised for a
possibility early detection and treatment. It reduces the chances of spreading the virus. The medication
affects how the virus reproduces and so the frequency of outbreaks is minimized. Symptoms can be relieved
through treatment and most effective during the first signs of redness, itching and tingling. Open sores can
be an entry point to all infections of the body. For any uncertainties, it would be best to get tested to
protect yourself from dangers caused by herpes. Positive Singles