Genital Herpes is a sexually transmitted disease, caused by two kinds of simplex viruses, such as type-1 virus and type-2 virus. Any sexually active man or woman can get this disease. It will spread when people engage in oral, anal, or vaginal sex. Most people who have genital herpes have no, or extremely mild symptoms. Mild symptoms cannot be noticed or they may be mistaken for another skin disorder, such as ingrown hair or a pimple. Due to this, most people, having this disorder do not know if they will have herpes.
Genital herpes symptoms
The initial outbreak symptoms of genital herpes will be severe, and they will become normal within two days to fourteen days of being infected. When these symptoms occur, the sufferer may experience fever and decreased appetite. Some of the common symptoms of the disorder include:
- Malaise, which is the general sick feeling.
- Muscle pain in the lower back, thighs, buttocks, or knees
- Tender or swollen lymph nodes in the groin during the outbreak. Some of the genital symptoms due to the disorder include small, agonizing blisters, packed with clear or straw-colored liquid.
In women, these blisters may be found in the vagina, on the external vaginal lips, cervix, on their buttocks or thighs, and around their anus. In men, blisters may be found on their penis, around their anus, on their scrotum, and on their buttocks or thighs. In both males and females, blisters may happen in the mouth, tongue, eyes, lips, gums, fingers, and other parts of their body.
Before the emergence of blisters, there may be burning, tingling, itching, or getting pain at the spot where the blisters will emerge. When they break, they leave very painful shallow ulcers and they crust over and cure within a couple of weeks.
Some of the other possible symptoms of the disorder include aching urination.
Women may encompass vaginal discharge or maybe incapable of emptying their bladder and may be requiring a urinary catheter During the second outbreak of herpes, the symptoms may be less severe and it may emerge after some weeks or months of the appearance of the first outbreak. These symptoms will go away quicker than the first outbreak. In due course, the number of outbreaks may reduce.
Treatment for genital herpes
There is no dedicated treatment to cure genital herpes, but sufferers can take some antiviral medicines to get the required relief from the pain and distress. However, these medicines will work better during the first outbreak than during the later outbreaks.
If the outbreaks replicate, these medicines should be taken as quickly as burning, tingling, or itching starts, or as quickly as blisters emerge.
People having many outbreaks may use antiviral medicines daily over a period to prevent outbreaks or curtail their length. It can also lessen the chance of spreading herpes to others.
People having genital herpes can ease the stress of their disease by joining as a member in herpes dating sites. Everybody with genital herpes can join these sites, irrespective of race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. Through a genital herpes dating website, patients can share their experience with other patients who have familiar experiences and problems, which can make them feel that they are not alone. All herpes dating sites allow people to join free and they allow their members to meet people with herpes on the message board and in the chat rooms. A genital herpes dating site also allows people to know more about their disorder and offers useful tips on preventing the disease easily and effectively.