What to Do With the Genital Herpes Symptoms That Will not Go Away

October 28, 2009 by admin 

Infected individuals may never have symptoms. And if they do, they could be very mild signs that they do not even notice. On a lighter note Genital Herpes symptoms could easily be mistaken for a skin irritation or an insect bite.

Genital Herpes is a Sexually Transmitted Disease caused by the herpes simplex viruses, Type 1 also called HSV-1 and Type 2 also known as HSV 2. Many people with Genital Herpes do not seek treatment because they are asymptomatic in other words, have mild symptoms and do not realize that anything is wrong

As a matter of fact, results of a national study show that in United States of America, 1 out of 5 adolescents and adults have a genital HSV infection. This causes a large proportion of global burden of ill-health because in the end only a small proportion of people may look for advice and avoid re-infection.

Better still, other individuals who have the Genital Herpes symptoms may prefer to treat themselves using home remedies. The identification of infected people combined with rapid treatment will reduce the complications of the disease and minimize further transmission.

After the virus is transmitted, most probably it will take 2 weeks for some people to realize while for others this will not be the case at all. HSV 1 can cause Genital Herpes but most commonly this type will cause Fever Blisters which in other words are mouth and lips blisters.

From the time a person notices signs of Genital herpes symptoms, they should avoid sexual exposure including oral and or anal. In addition the risk of transmission can be reduced by assisting in detection of infected partners.

Genital herpes symptoms can be anything from muscle pains, swollen glands, fever, vaginal discharge. For some people they experience backaches and headaches. Worse still this comes with sores or blisters which in turn can cause a lot of agony and discomfort.

Genital herpes symptoms which come in form of blisters and sores can be very painful sometimes. There are various ways to suppress this discomfort; Keep the affected area clean and dry, by wearing loose fitting clothes, by soaking yourself in warm water, better still use a blow dryer with low heat to dry the affected area as opposed to a towel. Women are highly advised against douching. This is to mention just a few of home remedies.

Let no one lie to you. Research has shown that there is no cure for genital herpes. All is not lost though because we have a treatment called Anti viral therapy which is in tablet form. Antiviral can be used in two ways Episodic treatment –which is to shorten the time of each attack and Suppressive therapy-which is for delaying frequent or severe attacks.


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