Herpes is a sexually transmit disease due to the herpes simplex virus. It mainly appears on the genitals and mouth of an infected person. The ultimate herpes protocol can be used to treat herpes. The two herpes simplex virus; HSV-1 that leads to oral herpes and HSV-2 that is the cause of genital herpes.
What are the signs and symptoms of herpes?
Herpes, unfortunately, has very mild symptoms if any especially in the early stages of contracting it. One of the early symptoms is a pimple, and one can easily ignore it thinking it’s a normal skin disorder.
The sores may appear as a wound around the infected area that take weeks to heal. One may also have characteristics of a common cold such as fever, body aches, and swollen glands. This could heal and then return in a milder form.
This is very common during the first year of infection. Another common symptom is the presence of a smelly discharge and a burning sensation while passing urine.
How does one contract herpes?
The main way to get the herpes simplex virus is through anal, oral or anal sex with someone who has the herpes virus. The fluids on the sores contain the virus and any contact with these fluids causes one to acquire the virus.
It is, however, important to note that one may have the herpes simplex virus without having herpes and hence no visible sores. The virus can still be contracted as it can be released through the skin and infect the sexual partner.
Pregnant mothers with herpes are at a high risk of losing the baby, having a premature birth or infecting the baby with the virus causing the baby to have a condition referred to as neonatal herpes that can kill the baby. There are treatments that expectant mothers can use to reduce the risks of the baby contracting the virus.
How can one treat herpes?
Unfortunately, herpes has no cure, but there is a variety of medicine that can be used to shorten the outbreaks that occasionally happen. There are also daily tablets that ensure that you don’t pass the infection to someone else enabling you to have a normal sex life.
How can you prevent genital herpes?
Just like all other sexually transmitted disease the surest way to prevent yourself from contracting this disease is abstinence. However latex condoms properly used can also prevent. Having one sexual partner who has been cleared of the herpes simplex is also another way of preventing this disease.