Herpes is a family of viruses that have afflicted mankind since ancient times that can cause cold sores (facial herpes), genital herpes, chickenpox, shingles, and several other forms. You can develop cold sores from skin contact, genital herpes through sexual contact and develop viral herpes (shingles and chicken) from airborne germs.
The herpes simplex virus (HSV) is the most common of the herpes family. It occurs in two forms: HSV type1 and HSV type2. Cold sore is usually caused by HSV-1 & HSV-2 generally causes genital herpes. This entire problem may give different types of symptoms but the welt and sores look like the same. They begin with itching before come out and look like unsightly red spots filled with puss and then blister. The puss inside the blister can be filled with germs and spread the problem in the worst position. Herpes causes not only pain but makes you very self-conscious about the problem. If you suffer from herpes on your face or lips then it can be very embarrassing and frustrating when you meet others. Most people do not have apparent symptoms for many months or even years after becoming infected.
How herpes is breaking out?
There are many factors that can trigger a break out of herpes. The most common factor is the weak immune system. Lack of sleep, poor diets, lackluster lifestyle, illness, physical and emotional stress anything can break out the trigger of herpes. Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease when other partner is already infected from genital disease and may be spread out via:
- Oral sex
- Genital to genital
- Genital to oral sex
You cannot get genital herpes with the toilet seat. Herpes is very easy to diagnose when an infection is still present. Doctors, a medical professional can take a swap sample of fluid from the infected area for a laboratory test. A blood test can also be conducted to find out if a person is infected.
Treatments for herpes
Doctors/ medical practitioner will prescribe you a course of antibiotics and some cream or gel. These medicines will work well to get rid of blisters, the initial outburst of herpes but will not get you rid of from virus. To resolve the root cause of herpes, you will need some specific solution that helps you get rid of the dormant herpes germs that usually stay hidden and ready to attack when your immune system is weak or you are suffering some other form of any disease. Lifestyle, eating habits changes and regular exercises helps in maintaining good health and make your immune system strong. The healthy immune system of the body controls the attack of the virus and also helps to check the triggers that outburst the problem and help to cure herpes.