Genital herpes symptoms

Genital herpes is a common condition that affects about 1 in 5 Americans. Genital herpes can not be cured because the virus that causes it can stay in the body for life. However, you can control the severity of the symptoms and prevent outbreaks with regular treatment. Having genital herpes does not mean that normal sexual intercourse is over for the person who has this STD. People who have genital herpes should know the symptoms of this disease and avoid sexual contact when they are realize they are experiencing a breakout of the symptoms. One of the first signs of an eminent herpes outbreak is a flu-like feeling and a painful groin and abdomen.

Genital herpes symptoms can first appear as a reddening and tenderness in the gentle area. There may be a mild tingling sensation from a sore that is very much like a cold sore, only it will be in the genital area. Blisters had ulcerations can then occur. You can have a single blister or a whole group of blisters. Genital herpes symptoms and blisters may first start out like a group of small pimples in the genital area. The severity of genital herpes symptoms can vary from person-to-person. When a person is undergoing a lot of stress it can increase the severity and outbreak of their genital herpes symptoms.

Genital herpes is a very contagious diseases caused by the herpes virus. Genital herpes is more common in women than in men. Symptoms of gentle herpes can be more severe people who have a suppressed immune system. This virus is actually transmitted from one partner to the other during sexual intercourse or other intimate contact. The symptoms of this condition that men normally experience are a tingling and itching sensation in the groin area and anal area as well. Men may have painful red bumps on the penis and groin that become painful blisters. The blisters will eventually scab over.

In some cases the person may have gentle herpes and not even know it because they do not have the symptoms. Common symptoms that most people experience with this disease include a itching and burning in the genital or anal area. The person with herpes can also experience pain in the legs and buttocks in some cases. Women who have genital herpes will also have a discharge of fluid from the vagina. The symptoms in both men and women can also include flu like symptoms like headaches, muscle aches as well as painful urination, swollen glands in the groin and pains and pressure in the abdomen.

When genital herpes symptoms first appear the symptoms associated with this initial outbreak are usually very severe but some people may have very mild symptoms. The small bumps or rash will develop into quite painful blisters. A clear or white fluid may drain from the blisters. Genital herpes symptoms usually last from 10 to 20 days when an outbreak occurs.

If you or someone you know our experiencing symptoms of genital herpes should immediately go to your medical doctor for treatment. There is no cure for the herpes virus but you can undergo treatment to control the symptoms and even prevent them. The there are various medical treatments for genital herpes and there are also several homeopathic medications the person can use to treat an outbreak of herpes and to help prevent one from occurring. Anti-viral medications are normally prescribed and man need to be used again during outbreaks. The person should avoid as much stress as possible to prevent outbreaks as well. Eating a healthier diet is also beneficial.

Last updated on Dec 29th, 2009 and filed under Reproductive Health. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

1 Response for “Genital herpes symptoms”

  1. Ed says:

    The stigma surrounding herpes is an additional concern that nearly everyone living with this virus experiences.

    It is estimated that 56% of the people in the US has some form of the herpes simplex virus. This means that there are more people with herpes than without.

    Approximately 23% of women and 11% of men in the US has genital herpes

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