Genital Herpes

Last updated: 20 Nov 2021  |  43840 Views  | 

Genital Herpes

Genital Herpes

It is a contagious disease originating from the herpes simplex virus, divided into two types. The second type is the most common cause of genital infections.

Genital herpes is an infection caused by having sex with someone who has it. The virus implants in the ganglia and stays there permanently. Condoms are not entirely protective because the virus can cause sores on the thighs or buttocks.

Most people don't have symptoms and don't know they have it until the virus is present. The first duty found is Pain and itching around the lips or genitals Perhaps there was a feeling of pressure in the stomach. Vaginal discharge, fever, headache, difficulty urinating, the first bite is very painful and lasts for several days. which will have pain and break into wounds And several days later the wound will heal on its own, where more than 50% of infected people have blisters. The blister lasts about 7-10 days. Some people are infected with the disease 1-2 times in their lives. or many times within 1 year The cause of many pathogens is still unclear.

From the history taking, physical examination and asked for symptoms and sexual behavior Sometimes a blister sample may be taken and sent to a laboratory to confirm that it is HSV. or to eliminate other suspected diseases A blood test is done to check for antibodies to HSV, indicating that you have recently been infected or have had it.

There is no cure yet. Currently, antiviral drugs such as acyclovir famciclovir valacyclovir are taken for a short time to prevent disease progression. pain relievers such as acetaminophen or topical medication can help relieve symptoms

Things to do
Medicines should be taken exactly as prescribed by the doctor.
Keep the wound area dry and clean.
Avoid touching the wound. If you accidentally wash your hands to prevent the infection from spreading to other organs
Tell your partner when you know you've been infected.

don't do
Do not open the wound as it may cause infection.
Do not allow others to touch the wound.
Do not have sex while symptomatic.

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