Genital Herpes Virus Breakout   

Genital herpes is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases. It is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). Most of the time genital herpes are caused by the bacteria by herpes simplex virus type 2 or the HSV-2. The HSV 1 or the Herpes Simplex Virus type 1 is the cause of sores, blisters or lesions around the mouth and it can also cause genital herpes. There are some people who don’t know they have this kind of STD since most don’t have or experience any symptoms at all.  

                              Genital Herpes

What happens if there is a breakout of Herpes? 

Genital herpes is contagious disease that can be transferred by having sexual intercourse with a person who has the infection. This can also happen even if the infected person has no signs and symptoms of the infection. Once the herpes virus enters the skin, it then goes to the nerve paths; it may become inactive for a while and remain there forever. It will become active again from time to time; the virus travels again to the nerve path and then to the surface of the skin then causes the outbreak. The symptoms for genital herpes will occur such as sores and lesions that often resemble small pimples or blisters that eventually crust over and finally scab like a small cut. It would take 2 to 4 weeks for the blisters to heal. You will experience flu like symptoms that includes fever and swollen lymph nodes. Headache and painful during urination may also be experienced. Cold sores may also be found on the genital area, anus, thigh and buttocks. Sometimes herpes would also be mistaken for insect bites, abrasion, yeast infection, bacterial or bladder infections. The only way to find out if the infection is really herpes is to go to a health care professional so that you can be diagnosed properly. It is diagnosed through physical exam or blood test to confirm. 

Genital Herpes Virus Breakout

 

Can genital herpes be treated? 

Herpes is considered as an incurable type of disease. The symptoms for this can be treated to lessen and be prevented from any recurrence. These treatments can reduce the risk of infecting other people. Your doctor may prescribe you anti-viral medications to reduce the pain and discomfort that cause this virus. Medications can be taken on a daily basis to suppress the virus and reduce the outbreaks and risk of infection to others. There are also home remedies for treatment. You can take over-the medications such as aspirin or ibuprofen. Wash the sore area with warm saltwater solution daily. Wear loose fitting clothing to let air circulate around the sore. Put an icepack on the affected area and wrap it with a piece of cloth.

How can herpes outbreaks be managed? 

The frequency of genital herpes outbreaks can be managed though stress management. As much as possible avoid being stressed may it be mentally or emotionally. Avoid kissing your partner if you noticed that he or she has cold sore. Avoid oral sex when either of you has a cold sore. Refrain from having sex during breakouts. Practice proper hygiene like washing your hands every now and then. Have an adequate sleep or rest. Have a healthy and balanced diet for strong immune system to fight against the bacteria. Exercise your body for proper blood circulation. For people with frequent herpes outbreaks, daily therapy is best with any one of the antiviral treatments can reduce outbreaks by as much as 80%.