The Dangers of Herpes
Herpes is caused by the strains of virus called the Herpes Simplex Virus. This virus has two types:
Herpes Simplex Virus type1 also known as oral herpes and Herpes Simplex type2 also known as Genital herpes.
Herpes can be spread by skin-to-skin contact, and the main sign are sores that appear on the infected area.
These sores are often marked by watery blisters in the skin or mucous membranes of the mouth and lips or it
is found on the genitals. While the sores do heal on their own, not treating herpes can lead to dangerous
You cannot predict when a herpes outbreak will occur. Outbreak that happens when you are under
stress can be more severe. Itching or burning sensation is felt during an outbreak. These sores will last for
a few days eventually a scab will form and the sore will heal and leaves a scar. When herpes is left
untreated, these sores will appear again in a few weeks. Being infected with herpes is a sign that you have a
weak immune system. It would also mean that you in danger of having more outbreaks as well as its
complications and being susceptible to other forms of diseases, swollen lymph nodes, fever and severe
There are complications linked with herpes and to
name a few the following are as follows:
Problems with your bladder. The sores on genital herpes can cause certain inflammation around the tube that
delivers the urine from your bladder to your urethra. This inflammation will close the urethra for days thus
requiring the need to insert catheter to drain the urine.
The Dangers of Herpes
• AIDS. Having
genital herpes increases the risk of transmitting other sexually transmitted disease including
Meningitis. In rare cases, herpes simplex virus infection can cause inflammation of the membranes surrounding
your brain and your spinal cord.
Inflammation on the rectal area. Genital herpes can cause inflammation of the lining of your rectum this
happens when a man is having anal sex with a man.
Infection on the newly born baby. Babies with mothers who are infected with herpes will also be infected or
exposed to the virus. This will cause brain damage to the babies, cause blindness and death.
• For those who
are suffering from eczema, the symptoms can lead to physical discomfort. Never scratch the eye as the
infection can cause serious ulcer on the cornea and potentially can lead to blindness
When herpes is left untreated it may lead to the
danger of spreading this infectious type of disease. This virus will be transmitted to your partner by having
sexual intercourse. Once you have herpes or diagnosed with herpes consulting a health care professional is
best advised for a possibility early detection and treatment. It reduces the chances of spreading the virus.
The medication affects how the virus reproduces and so the frequency of outbreaks is minimized. Symptoms can
be relieved through treatment and most effective during the first signs of redness, itching and tingling.
Open sores can be an entry point to all infections of the body. For any uncertainties, it would be best to
get tested to protect yourself from dangers caused by herpes. Positive Singles