“If you have ulcers (or fever blisters), you probably have the herpes simplex virus (it is usually HVS type 1 but it can also be HVS type 2). Here are some more important herpes outbreak triggers that encourage the outbreak of this virus.”― Herp Alert
What is Herpes Simplex?
Do you know like flu is a common disorder in the cold there is one very common sexually transmitted disease that is caused by the virus which is named as Herpes Simplex. It can be present on any part of the body but it is mostly present on mouth and genitals because they are high on moisture providing a good environment for the virus to replicate. This virus also causes pain, redness, and itching on the infected area.
You will be surprised to know that this disorder family has two siblings. They are similar and different in many aspects however they come under the same category.
Type 1 is caused by oral herpes and causes cold sores and fever, blisters around the mouth and on the face.
Type 2 is caused by genital herpes and it causes genital herpes outbreaks.
What Causes Herpes Simplex?
It spreads quicker than a wildfire! Like any other viral infection, it spreads quickly on the skin of an infected person and also transfers easily from one person to another through the contact of the infected area.
Herpes simplex is caused by viral infections that are the virus of HSV-1 and HSV-2 and this is the main cause of herpes simplex. It is also caused by skin-to-skin contact. Type-1 is mostly spread by kissing and touching and the Type2 is spread by sexual contact.
Symptoms of Herpes Simplex
You need to understand what happens in case you get infected with this STD in order to recognize its early symptoms. Here we discussed the following symptoms of Herpes Simplex:
- Pain during irritation
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Lack of appetite
- Small red bumps
Risk Factors for Herpes Simplex
Although the disease is common but there are some other things that make you more prone to developing Herpes Simplex. Here we discussed the following risk factors for herpes simplex:
- Having multiple sex partners
- Having sex in younger age
- Having another sexually transmitted disease
- Having a weaken immune system
Complications due to Herpes Simplex
The destruction does not stop here. Herpes Simplex causes many serious complications and here we have discussed some of them:
- Another sexually transmitted disease
- Newborn infection
- Bladders problems
- Rectal inflammation
If we are infected with this type of infection so we should also do some of the preventive measures to stop it from spreading and infecting others. These measures are discussed below:
- Avoid having sex
- Don’t forget to use condoms during sex.
- Consult your doctor if you are pregnant.
- Don’t share your lip balm, lipsticks, cups, towels, makeup, and clothing with anyone.
- Avoid physical contact with other peoples.
Herpes complex is a viral infection so that it is cured by the antiviral medicine and the herpes simplex can be treated by
- Some oral creams and medicines.
- Some medications named as acyclovir, famciclovir, valacyclovir.
Keep yourself and your loved ones safe from suffering by getting yourself treated properly and using preventive measures.