There are certain diseases that have a social stigma around them and one of them is herpes. Herpes is a condition that is caused by the herpes simplex virus. It happens that it is a contagious disease that causes vicious blisters to form around the mouth and in other parts of the body.
Because of the reputation that this disease has, it is important to recognize this condition against others that take place in the same area by learning the signs and symptoms of herpes.
Early Symptoms Of Herpes
The condition has some competition in that there are other skin diseases that take place in the same area, that are often mistaken for herpes. A trained eye will be able to tell, between this and a severe rash. This is around on the face however, when it comes to the genitals, it can be worst. As a sexually transmitted disease (STD), here are some of the early herpes symptoms that you want to watch out for.
ñ Outbreak – This is on the surface of the skin, and it could be a small or large one.
ñ Swollen Glands – This is usually a sign of an infection.
ñ Painful Urination – In some specific cases, this is more apparent from intercourse
ñ Itching and Burning – This is most common around the face or genitals.
It generally can take a matter of weeks before these symptoms will show up and in some cases, you may only get the outbreak before you know that you have it.
Prominent Signs And Symptoms Of Herpes
This is when things become unbearable. The herpes simplex virus has been lying dormant in the nerve endings where the outbreak begins to happen. The blisters that form are itchy and they burn so you’re constantly scratching. The blisters get worst until they become lesions which (depending on the severity) will turn into open sores and they can get infected.
Since there is always a worsened version of the condition, there are times when they can form puss. Picking and scratching at them will only make them worst. If you touch another part of your body that is not affected than you will only spread the virus to that area.
Symptoms Of Oral Herpes
The symptoms of oral herpes are going to have the same impact but they are generally going to be around the mouth, If this is where the infection has decided to form. The sores will be around the lips. You have to make sure that your hands are always clean and that you hold back the urge of touching the blisters, but there are treatments that will clear up the blisters. Unfortunately however, this is only on the surface are the virus is still in the same area and will stay there permanently.
Currently, there are new advances in the research that will stop the spread of the virus by resurfacing in people who already have it. A form of suppression, and while this is hopeful, it is always recommended to stay protected.