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Different types of genital herpes
Genital herpes is considered a highly contagious disease. Two types of herpes simplex virus, HSV-1 and HSV-2, cause these STD. HSV-1 is basically oral herpes, which most commonly causes mouth and lip wounds, but can also cause genital herpes. Both types of herpes are the cause of genital herpes, although the transmission is different. Most people suffering from oral herpes have been infected with the virus HSV-1. This is currently around 70 % of the world. Transmission usually takes place in childhood via droplet and smear infection that can hardly be prevented.
In most cases, genital herpes is caused by HSV-2, usually transmitted through sexual intercourse. It is important to consider the fact that HSV-1 and HSV-2 may shift jobs. HSV-1 is not exclusively oral, and HSV-2 is not exclusively genital.
Symptoms of genital herpes
The main symptoms of genital herpes are blisters. The first burst of blisters usually occurs two days after infection, but in some cases delayed blistering can occur up to 30 days later. In men, the blisters are usually on the penis, the scrotum and / or the buttocks. In women, the blisters are located near or around the vagina, anus and / or buttocks.
Symptoms for both men and women include:
- Itching or tingling at the infected site a short time before the manifestation of blisters
- Additional blisters in the mouth, face, or other areas that have come into contact with the infected areas
- Blisters that turn into open wounds and mucus fluid
Formation of a crust over the wounds
- Swelling of the lymph glands through fighting infection
Fever, headache and body aches
A mother with genital herpes can also infect her baby during vaginal birth. The common genital herpes symptoms of a born baby with herpes, are ulcers on the face, in the genitals and on the body. Babies born with genital herpes can develop serious complications that can lead to:
- Brain damage
It is very important for pregnant women to inform their doctor if genital herpes is present. Doctors take all necessary precautions to prevent herpes from being transmitted to the baby. The birth is usually performed by caesarean section.
Causes and infection with genital herpes
Both HSV-1 and HSV-2 can spread even if there is no wound outbreak. They can be spread via saliva, semen and vaginal secretions. The virus enters the body via the mucous membranes and is absorbed into the human cells. After that, it stays in the nerve cells of the pelvic area of the infected person. The virus stays in the body, but is inactive between outbreaks. Like most viruses, genital herpes tends to adapt very quickly to its environment, which makes genital herpes treatment very difficult.
Treatment of genital herpes
There is no definitive cure for genital herpes. Genital herpes treatments are used to alleviate the symptoms, reduce the pain caused by the outbreak and shorten the healing time. Antiviral drugs can help significantly with the infection, and work best if taken at the first signs of an outbreak. When used immediately, genital herpes medications such as Valtrex and Acyclovir, can control the onset and reduce overall genital herpes symptoms. If sufferers are prone to outbreaks, doctors may prescribe these medicines as prevention. Genital herpes treatment at home may involve the use of mild cleansers, while showering and bathing in warm water. It is important to keep the infected area clean and dry, and to wear loose, soft cotton clothing to protect the infected area.
Apomeds makes it easy for you
Genital herpes is a complex and aggravating disease and you should be able to order medication without leaving the house. Useful and beneficial medications, such as Valtrex and Acyclovir, should be administered easily if you really need them. As soon as you apply for treatment via Apomeds, a doctor will issue you an online prescription. Your genital herpes drug will be discreetly packaged, and sent to your home address. Apomeds helps you to take care of yourself easily and straightforwardly!