What is Herpes Simplex

What is Herpes Simplex : It’s Causes and Treatment

Herpes Simplex

The herpes simplex virus is an infection that causes herpes. It can appear in various parts of the body, commonly on genitals or mouth. Also known as HSV, it is generally of 2 types:


V-1: It can cause cold sores and fever blisters around the mouth and face.

HSV-2: It causes genital herpes outbreaks.

Herpes Simplex Symptoms:What is Herpes Simplex

Many people don’t have any symptoms when they are affected by herpes. Sometimes the symptoms are very mild, making it difficult for us to judge whether they are connected to herpes or common skin disease. However, most common symptoms include:

  1. Painful sores in the genital area, anus, buttocks or thighs.
  2. Itching
  3. Painful urination.
  4. Vaginal discharge
  5. Tender lumps in the groin

One may experience flu-like symptoms in the first outbreak, which can include body aches, fever and headache. People affected by herpes infection have outbreaks of sores and symptoms from time to time. However, the outbreaks decrease with time.

Herpes Simplex Treatment:

If you have symptoms of herpes, you must visit a doctor as quickly as possible. It can be diagnosed easily, if there are sores. Treatment can be started soon with a little chance of infection and pain.

Medicines can help, although herpes cannot be cured completely. The herpes fighting medicines are acyclovir and valacyclovir. These medicines can not only lessen the pain, but also speed up healing of the sores as well. A primary outbreak or a recurrent outbreak can also be treated through these medicines.

In case the medicines are being used to treat a repeat outbreak, they must be started as soon as you feel any tingling, burning or itching. To prevent recurrences, they can also be taken every day. During the primary stage of sores or during recurrence, the patient can put acyclovir on them, which also comes in a cream.









Basanti has been in the healthcare industry for over five years. Aside from performing tasks as a digital marketer and social media expert, he is a professional journalism graduate with exceptional experiences on healthcare issues, business ventures, and current trends that pose as a significant factor in the development of India as a globalized nation, and competitive workforce.

1 comment

  1. Sahil 19 July, 2021 at 16:48 Reply

    I thought my life had nothing to offer anymore because life became meaningless to me because I had Herpes virus, the symptoms became very severe and bold and made my family run from and abandoned me so they won’t get infected. I gave up everything, my hope, dreams,vision and job because the doctor told me there’s no cure. I consumed so many drugs but they never cured me but hid the symptoms inside me making it worse. I was doing some research online someday when I came across testimonies of some people of how Dr oduku cured them from Herpes, I never believed at first and thought it was a joke but later decided to contact him on the details provided and when I messaged him we talked and he sent me his herbal medicine and told me to go for a test after two weeks. Within 7 days of medication the symptoms disappeared and when I went for a test Lo and behold I was NEGATIVE by the Doctor Who tested me earlier. Thank you Dr oduku because I forever owe you my life and I’ll keep on telling the world about you.

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