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What Is Herpes Virus? And How You Can Tackle It

Herpes Virus

Herpes is a virus which targets mouth and genital areas of your body and later causes some sores on them. Herpes can also cause pain and uncomfortable feeling in the targeted areas, but no serious harm has been seen yet due to herpes.

Herpes is medically known as herpes simplex virus (HSV-1, HSV-2)

Herpes is of two types:

  • Oral herpes (HSV-1)
  • Genital herpes (HSV-2)

Oral Herpes

herpes blisters on mouth

Oral herpes (or HSV-1) virus usually transmitted from oral sex or kissing the infected one.

Symptoms of Oral Herpes

Sores around or on lips but not restricted to it. Sores can also develop on inside the mouth or back area of the throat. Your neck can also swell in oral herpes.

Sometimes, oral herpes symptoms are unnoticeable like a small cut on the skin or just a pimple around your facial area.

Location Of Symptoms

In oral herpes, the facial area is the main targeted area so it’s also known as facial herpes.

In case of both men and women, the location of symptoms remains the same in oral herpes, while in genital herpes it varies.

How To Cure Your Oral Herpes?

Oral herpes has no cure until the day. Avoid kissing your partner can restrict the spread of this virus. There are some medicines that are advised to deal with pimples and cut on your skin for temporary relief.

Occurrence And Re-Occurrence Factor:

The occurrence rate of oral herpes is very frequent as it spread through direct contact. Men and women both can be infected with this virus. According to a report, it’s a highly spread virus among US adults. Newborn babies are also diagnosed with this virus due to infected adult’s kissing.

One should track herpes before to infect someone else!

Reoccurrence rate varies from person to person. Maybe one infected person experience it several times on and off within a year and the other person will experience it twice in a year. So this reoccurrence count might vary and totally depends on the precautions you take after getting infected or living with an infected person.


  • Avoid kissing the infected one.
  • Don’t use each other’s lipsticks.
  • Don’t drink from the same mug/glass nor eat from the same spoon.

Genital Herpes

genital herpes

Genital herpes (or HSV-2 virus) usually transmitted through sexual intercourse, when sexual intercourse occurs and one of them is already infected then this risk is risen up to it’s extreme to infect the other one. Once, the virus lies into the body. It can stay there for long without showing any visible symptom.

Symptoms of Genital Herpes

Genital herpes can cause pain, itchy feel and sores in your infected genital areas. Genital herpes can still be transmitted when the infected person has no visible sores or itchy feel.

Location Of Symptoms

Visible symptoms like sores located at the area from where the virus entered into your body. It is advised not to touch or to rub these sores as it can enhance the chance of the spread of the virus to the other parts of your body.

The main parts where the sores usually located are: anus, thighs, buttocks and urethra.

In women and men, these sores can be seen in different areas respectively; in female appear on cervix, external genitals and vaginal areas. While in men sores are appear on the penis (urinal duct) and on the scrotum.

 How To Cure Your Genital Herpes?

That’s a tricky question to be honest. In one place, medical professionals claim no cure for this STD while on the other side some stories are available on internet claiming they cure their herpes virus with HSV Eraser Program.

Occurrence And Re-Occurrence Factor:

The genital herpes occurrence rate is quite higher in women as compared to men. There are more chances of transmission of this virus from male to a female than from a female to male.

If you have multiple sex partners, then this will increase the risk of genital herpes occurrence.

Reoccurrence rate may vary from person to person. Might be possible one infected person experience it frequently within a year while the other person will only experience it twice within a year. So this reoccurrence count might vary and totally depends on the precautions you take after getting infected just as in case of oral herpes.


Distanced yourself from sexual contact if you are infected or your partner is infected. Better to go for a test first.

Use of condom is another way to limit the spread of this virus but if you know that you are or your partner is already infected, then it is better to avoid sexual intercourse until your sores have healed.

If you are infected already or experiencing some symptoms during pregnancy. Ask your doctor for some antiviral drugs then this virus wouldn’t harm your unborn.

Connection Between Oral And Genital Herpes

There is no such connection between these two as they both caused by two different viruses (HSV-1, HSV-2) also have different targeted areas where sores appear as in symptom. Genital herpes can be caused by oral herpes infected person’s sexual intercourse but this condition is very rare.

While in both cases it is advised to avoid sexual contacts. In oral herpes, there are more precautionary majors that you advised to follow.

When To See A Doctor In Herpes

In genital herpes or in any other sexually transmitted infection condition in which your sex organs are infected – go and discuss it with your doctor.

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