Know All About Herpes
Herpes is a type of infection and this infection is caused by two kinds of virus that relate to herpes family. These viruses are very contagious and anyone who is infected by this virus can transmit this virus to other persons as well. Almost 75-85% people across the world have been infected by this virus and this number is likely to rise in upcoming decades. This is a chronic disease that means people who are infected by this virus may suffer longer period of time and even for rest of their lives. The severity of this infection ranges from mild to severe.
Herpes Simplex Virus 1 also abbreviated as HSV-1 is a type of virus that usually affects your mouth and its surrounded area like nose, eyes, lips, tongue and some part of your cheek. Generally symptoms of this virus don’t occur at its earlier stage and symptoms can be seen in about 5-10 days after when you have been infected by this virus and if symptoms have arisen in you then it could be chronic as well as recurring. Symptoms of this virus are:
Cold sores: It is a group of small blisters and pustules that can be seen on your mouth and its surrounded area.
Lesions: Cold sores generally form a lesion on an infected area which is filled up with contagious fluids that keep seeping and increase the possibility of infection.
Itching: You may feel itch in some part of your infected body that can irritate you.
Blisters and pustules: These blisters and pustules are filled up with contagious fluids.
Temperature: You may feel hike in temperature during outbreak of this virus.
These are some symptoms that can psychologically be more problematic rather than physically. People with this disease often become a victim of inferiority complex and even they think of suicide. Outbreak of this virus occurs when you share utensils with a contaminated person; kiss each other, if you share contaminated objects like lip-balm, lipstick, razor, towel or soap.
Another kind of virus that we are going to talk about is Herpes Simplex Virus 2 also abbreviated as HSV-2 is a type of virus that generally attacks on your genitals and its surrounded area like vulva, thigh, penis, anus etc. This virus is most contagious while having sex or while performing any kind of sexual activities. Like type one virus symptoms of this virus also not seen at its earlier stage but if symptoms have arisen then the below symptoms can be seen:
Pain during urination: You may feel pain during relinquishing urine. You may feel like you can’t bear this pain and may stop peeing as well.
Pain during sex: This is a common symptom that can be seen in every people who are infected by this disease.
Lesions: There would be painful blisters that are filled up with contagious fluid.
Redness on the skin: There would be red spots on your infected area that may cause itching.
Blisters and pustules: A group of small blisters and pustules that can be irritating.
These are the symptoms that can be very disturbing psychologically more than physically. Outbreak of this virus occurs when you will have unprotected sex with an infected person, being feminine, having multiple sex partners or some oral action during sex. These viruses are very infectious that it can catch you by a single touch on infected area. Once these viruses have entered in you then there is no way to pull out this virus from your body. This virus may live in your body throughout your life without showing any symptoms. Your immune system is not mighty enough to kill these virus free you from these virus. So prevention is better than cure. You should be aware of your surroundings. Although there is no cure available for this virus but there are some medications available in the market that can be helpful in order to get rid of herpes symptoms. Acyclovir (Zovirex), famcyclovir (Famvir) and Valacyclovir (Valtrex) are some effective medications available in the market that may help you get rid of these symptoms. You can adopt natural or home remedy options as well that can be very helpful in order to get rid of these infections.