Herpes - Herpes Types and Symptoms
Herpes is a viral skin infection that is caused by herpes simplex virus. The virus usually affects oral and genital area. There are two types of herpes virus exist such as herpes simplex virus 1 and herpes simplex virus 2. Herpes simplex virus1 causes oral herpes and herpes simplex virus 2 causes genital herpes. Genital herpes known as sexually transmitted infection and oral herpes known as herpes labialis.
What is sexually transmitted infection? Well any kind of infection that is caused by sexual intercourse is called Sexually transmitted disease. If we talk about herpes infection then herpes simplex virus 2 or genital herpes is categorized as sexually transmitted disease. However oral herpes may also lead to genital herpes. Genital herpes often affects genital area such as vagina, penis, anus, buttock and urethra. Every person are at the risk of getting HSV1 and HSV2 infection. This virus affects both men and women.
As far as the question of genital herpes symptoms are concern, millions of people surviving with herpes don’t know that they have herpes. The reason for that they can’t develops any symptoms of herpes or might be develops very mild symptoms. The very mild symptoms that usually remains unnoticed by the patient. However many patient develops severe symptoms of herpes. Some of the most common symptoms of herpes are cold sore, watery lesion and painful blister around the infected area. Some people may also develops symptoms of genital herpes like flu. Itching, burning, tingling with sensation are the other symptoms that can be include of herpes symptoms. A new born infant may also catch this virus from their mother. However the chances of this is very low but it might be possible.
There are several tests available which easily detects whether some has herpes or not. Polymerase chain reaction blood test (PCR blood test) is the most trust-able blood test that often shows us the accurate result even you don’t have any symptoms of genital herpes. Other tests such as viral culture test, herpes antigen body detection test and antibody test can be the other option to diagnose genital herpes.
It is a true fact that herpes has no cure yet and still need to be find the permanent cure of it. Herpes patient can only be able prevent further outbreaks of herpes. The main aim of the any kind of herpes treatment is to decrease the severity of herpes symptoms. Doctors usually used to prescribe antiviral medicines such as acyclovir, val-acyclovir, famcyclovir, Valtrex and zovirax in order to treat the symptoms of herpes infection. Laser treatment and natural therapy might be the other option to decrease the severity of herpes symptoms.