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Genital Herpes

Genital herpes

Genital Herpes Treatment

Genital herpes

Causes
Symptoms
Location
Treatments
What is Genital Herpes

It is presented with tiny vesicles around propucial skin or glance of the penis or sometimes any where over the genital skin. It is highly infected in nature and can be transmitted from one person to another person by direct skin to skin touch or transmitted through sexual activity. One can get genital herpes or oral herpes simplex via oral sexual activity. The vesicles sometimes ulcerate after few days to form an ugly crusted lesion over the genital or the lip border.

What are the Causes of the genital herpes?
  • The STD affects millions of people.
  • It is easily spread.
  • Anyone can become infected.
  • Herpes simplex virus is causative virus for herpetic sore.
  • It causes painful blisters and sores in and around the genital areas.
  • Genital herpes is spread by direct contact with an infected person. Sexual intercourse and oral sex are the most common methods of spreading genital herpes.
  • People who are sexually active, especially those who have sex without using a condom, are at the highest risk.

Symptoms Of Genital Herpes

Symptoms of genital herpes infection vary among individuals .During the first outbreak the initial sign can be tingling sensation in or around the site of infection .The skin may become irritated or red ,and this often followed by blisters. The blisters can look like small pimples and will rupture thereby forming an ulcer which will then crust over. Incubation period in genital herpes is around one week or sometimes lesser than that only few days. Lesion appears only after few days of sexual activity with a person who is having herpes infection 

STD symptoms which develop within 2 to 20 days after contact and continue up to 2 weeks as it is very mild and goes unnoticed especially in those with partial immunity to the virus. 

Location of Genital Herpes
  • In male, genital herpes sores (lesions) usually appear on genital.
  • In female, sometimes the lesions are seen on labia majora and labia minora the lesions may be seen outside the vagina, but they commonly occur inside the vagina where they can cause irritation or discharge but they cannot be seen on clinical examination.
  • The herpes can be found around the anal opening, perineum or even the scrotal area in few patients
Medical Treatment

Genital herpes-Genital herpes treatment aims at relieving the discomfort of the herpes sores and reducing the length of time taken by an outbreak to cure. The treatment proves to be of great effect when it starts right after an outbreak begins. This should especially be done in case of recurrent genital herpes.

Antiviral Drugs-Acyclovir, Val acyclovir and Famciclovir are antiviral drugs used in the treatment of genital herpes.

Viral Shedding- Treatment only ensures rapid healing of the eruptions and decreases the chances of viral shedding. 


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