Genital Herpes causes, symptoms and treatment

Genital Herpes causes, symptoms and treatment

Genital Herpes is caused through the HSV (Herpes Simplex Virus). HSV is very infectious virus. In fact, HSV is transferred from one person to another person by direct contact of skin to another’s skin like during the oral sex, vaginal sex or during the anal sex. HSV is present on the skin surface; in fact, it will transfer very easily by the moist skins, which line your genitals, anus, and mouth. There are two types of HSV which can cause genital Herpes.

Identification of Genital Herpes

Generally, a doctor can identify a genital herpes infection through a visual examination of herpes sores. In fact, a doctor is not always necessary, they confirm their Identification a laboratory examination.

A blood examination can identify herpes virus before you have an outbreak. You must take doctor’s advice if you feel that you have exposed to genital herpes, even if don’t experience any genital herpes sign.

Causes of Genital Herpes

Genital Herpes causes, symptoms and treatment

Genital Herpes causes due to the Herpes Simplex Virus.  

Types of HSV

HSV 1 – It generally causes the cold sores or fever blister in the area of your mouth. It is generally transformed at a genital area at a time of oral sex. Repetition of this virus is less frequent than HSV -2 infections.

HSV 2 – It generally causes genital herpes. A virus is spread by sexual contact and also due to contact of skin with another skin. This is very common and also highly infectious, doesn’t matter you have an open sore.

HSV 1 OR HSV 2 can be found in the body fluids if infected people, including

  • Semen
  • Saliva
  • Vaginal Secretions

Sign and Symptoms of Genital Herpes

Genital Herpes causes, symptoms and treatment

Generally, people don’t have any sign of Genital Herpes because they have no sign and symptoms. But here is Some of Genital Herpes Sign.

  • Itching or Pain: It starting within 2 to 10 days after the contact to an infected sexual person.
  • Little red bumps or tiny white blisters: Little red bumps or tiny white blisters can look after some days.
  • Ulcers: It occurs when the blisters break and also leak or bleed.
  • Scabs: Scabs form as the ulcers treat.

Ulcers make herpes very painful to urinate. The patient may suffer from the pain and also tenderness in genital area until the infection clears.

During the starting of an outbreak, a patient may have flu – like symptoms and signs like a headache, muscle aches, swollen lymph nodes in groin and also fever. An outbreak is a blistering appearance.

A common sign for a baby born with herpes can include ulcers on a face, genitals and also a body. Generally baby received herpes through a normal or vaginal delivery. Babies who are born with this herpes may have some experience and complications, which are given below.

  • Death
  • Blindness
  • Damage to Brain

Pregnant women must ask their doctor about genital herpes, which she have this problem.  So, that doctor will take care to stop transmission of the virus to a baby at the time of delivery.  One way to stop transmission of the virus to a baby is to deliver a baby through caesarean instead of common normal or vaginal delivery.

Differences in area of Sign

Sores look where the infection entered into your body. Generally patient extends the infection by touching a sore and after that, they rub or scratching another portion of a body like eyes.

Common area when male and female can develop sores

  • Anus
  • Mouth
  • Buttocks

Female can also have sore on or in below area

  • Vaginal area
  • Cervix
  • External genitals

Male can also have sore on or in below area

  • Scrotum
  • Penis
  • Thighs
  • Urethra, the channel inside the penis causing to the bladder

Treatment of genital herpes

Genital Herpes causes, symptoms and treatment

Treatment will help you to decrease the outbreak, but it will not help you to cure it permanently.


Antiviral medicine can help to improve the healing time of sores and also help to reduce pain. A patient can take medicine at the first symptoms of an outbreak to decrease the sign.

Home treatment

A patient can use gentle cleansers at a time of showering or bathing in warm water. Patient must keep the infected area clean and dry. You must wear cotton, loose cloth to make the infected area comfortable.Thanks for visiting

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