Genital Herpes

Infected With Genital Herpes - A Quick Guide

Genital Herpes is a genital infection caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV) there are two types of HSV virus, the first one is HSV 1 or the oral herpes and the other one is HSV 2 or the genital herpes. Most persons carrying herpes are unaware they have been infested and many will never suffer an outbreak, which involves blisters similar to cold sores. It is a common and highly transmissible infection usually spread through sexual intercourse (oral, anal, genital). It is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD) that any sexually active person can get. Fluids found in a genital herpes sore carry the virus, and contact with those fluids can causes the infection.

How is Genital Herpes Spread?

Genital herpes can only be spread through sexual contact (anal and vaginal) with someone who has the HSV2 infection. You can also acquire herpes from an infested sex partner who does not have a evident sore or who may not know he or she is infected because the virus can be released over your skin and spread the infection to your sex partner or partners.

How will you know if you have Genital Herpes?

Most persons who have genital herpes have no, or very mild symptoms. You may not have any mild indications or you may have mistaken it for another skin disease, such as a pimple or ingrown hair. Because of this, most people who have herpes do not know it. You might notice symptoms within a few days to a couple of weeks after the first contact. It will start of as a small sore that eventually break open and produce raw, aching blisters that scab and restore over within a few weeks. These blisters and sores may be going together with flu-like symptoms like fever and swollen lymph nodes. You will experience the conditions such as red spots around the genitals, itching and burning sensation on the genitals or around the anal part, small blisters that break open will appear and cause very painful sore. These sore are located around your genitals (vagina, anal, or penis). Some of which can also be found on your buttocks and thigh. You will experience pain during urination as this will pass over the blisters this is a problem for most women. Headaches and backaches will also be felt. You should consult a doctor for proper diagnostics if you are unsure of your condition. There are blood tests or physical exam that need to be done to confirm.

Genital Herpes

How is Genital herpes treated?

Genital herpes can be treated with antiviral drugs that help people who are bothered by the outbreaks or stay symptom-free longer. These over-the counter drugs can also reduce the severity and duration of symptoms when they do flare up. Drug medication is not a cure, but it can make living with the illness easier. Ask a doctor before taking these drugs for proper medication. There are also home treatments for this condition to ease out the pain. You can take painkillers such as ibuprofen or aspirin. Wash the sore area of your genitals with warm salt-water solution. This will help prevent the blisters or sore from becoming infected and for it to heal quicker. Apply petroleum jelly, such as Vaseline on the blisters or sore to reduce the pain during urination. Have a good rest. Drink plenty of water to dilute the urine and make the passing less painful. Keep the genital area dry most of the time. Avoid wearing tight fitting clothes.

How to prevent an outbreak of Genital Herpes?

Always practice safe sex all the time if you are a sexually active person or if you have multiple sex partners. It is also important to avoid sex during an outbreak of genital herpes. Avoid sharing of towels, utensils, sex toys and other personal things. Avoid kissing your partner if you noticed that either you or your partner has a sore on the mouth. Test your partner if you have genital herpes. You and your partner should go to a GUM (genitourinary medicine) clinic for proper diagnostic and treatment. A balanced diet is also a powerful tool that can help boost your immune system and prevent any outbreak. Avoid acidic foods like junk or processed foods, too much caffeine, alcohol, and excessive consumption of red meat. Practice proper stress management, when your body is under pressure, stress-releasing hormones will cause imbalance and the effects can trigger herpes symptoms. Have a stress free life and enjoy herpes dating sites.

Herpes the Encounter

Have you been diagnosed or encounter herpes? If so , then this article would give you facts or getting more information about herpes. Herpes has two types of virus, the Herpes Simplex Virus  type 1 which appears on the areas around the mouth or lips and the Herpes Simplex Virus type 2 which appears on the areas around the genitals or anus.

0 Herpes Simplex Virus cause a viral skin condition being known as cold sores which appears on the face, on fingers and on the genital or anal areas.
1 Based on studies one out of three adults have herpes.
2 Being diagnosed with herpes can cause emotional stress and is often more worse than the condition.
3 Cold sores of better known as oral herpes can be tansmitted to the genital areas through sexual deed such as oral sex.
4 There a are temporary over the counter treatment or medication for  temporary relief of herpes. Ask your doctor or a heathcare professional before taking any of the medication
5 Herpes Simplex Virus can be passed even without the presence of any synmptoms
6 Herpes Simplex Virus is a a chronic and lifelong viral infection.
7 Herpes Simplex Virus is a contagious disease and is usually spread through sexual intercourse, anal and oral sex. It can also be spread through kissing on an infected partner
8 Stress can trigger an outbreak of herpes
9 Having genital herpes is not associated with having cervical cancer
10 Having herpes can increas the risk of being infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
11 For people who have genital herpes sores or blisters are most likely to be infected with HIV during sexual intercouse. It is because when you develop a sore, the immune system tries to heal it, so there are many immune cells present in that spot. Those are the cells that HIV infects. If HIV in semen, vaginal fluid, or blood comes in contact with a herpes lesion and thus the risk for infection is very high.
12 Herpes simplex virus symptoms includes inflamed skin or sex organ, you will feel pain and itching on that area. Blisters appear. Sores open, scab and then it heals. Swollen glands, fever, headache and painful during urination will also be felt during an outbreak.
 Tips on how to reduce the risk of having herpes
13 When having sex always protect yourself by using condom
14 If possible, ask your partner about his or her sexual history or if he or she has been diagnosed with any sexually transmitted diseases
15 Avoid multiple sex partners
16 Try not to have sex when you noticed any sore or his or her genitals
17 Avoid kissing or touching on areas where the sore appears
18 Abstain from sex during herpes outbreaks
19 Ask your partner to be tested for herpes

Above all the information, realize that herpes is common. Do not feel drowned or depressed if you are infected with the herpes virus because herpes wont kill you but still don't underestimate it as being diagnosed can play with your emotions. You just have to be extra careful during an outbreak. Bear ni mind you are not herpes you just encountered herpes.


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