What Does Herpes Look Like

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What Does Herpes Look Like

There are two types of Herpes, namely, the Herpes Simplex 1, known as Cold Sores and the Herpes Simplex 2, known as Genital Herpes. Both the types of herpes go through similar stages. The Herpes lesions go through 4 typical stages. Prodrome This is the stage that occurs a few days before the outbreak of the virus. Many people suffering from the condition experience these symptoms. This stage is characterized by itching sensations. The person might also feel a tingling or...

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Pregnancy and Herpes

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Pregnancy and Herpes

Pregnant women who are living with the Herpes infection should be very careful, as there are chances of passing on the infection to the baby, which could also be fatal in some cases. However, if the mother got the infection before getting pregnant or if the infection occurred during the early stages of pregnancy, the chances of the baby getting infected are as low as 1%. Women who have genital herpes are normally examined thoroughly before they give birth to babies. If...

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Herpes Lesion

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Herpes is a common and often benign condition caused by the HSV or Herpes Simplex virus. There are two types of Herpes, HSV-1 and HSV-2, usually associated cold sores and genital herpes respectively. The virus is transmitted due to close contact with infected persons. Once the person is infected, the virus travels through the skin and remains dormant in the ganglion. However, there are periodic outbreaks of the virus in the form of rashes, blisters and lesions that appear...

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Herpes Outbreak

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Herpes Virus is of two types: HSV-1 and HSV-2. The Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 generally causes genital herpes, which results in sores in the genital area. The type 1 causes blisters or cold sores near the mouth, on the lips, the nose and anywhere on the face. However, these can also be transmitted to the genital area due to oral sex or due to genital contact. The virus enters the body and attaches itself to the ganglia, remaining there in a latent state. After the primary...

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