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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How to Avoid Infecting Herpes

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HSV-1 and HSV-2 cause herpes infection. HSV-1 causes genital herpes and also infections of the mouth or the lips, known as cold sores. However, many people infected with HSV-2 may not even be aware of the infection and this leads to the spread of the infection. HSV-2 infection can occur due to sexual contact with someone having HSV-2 infection. Though there is no cure for the infection, there are many ways to prevent the condition. It is unfortunate that almost everyone of...

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How is Herpes Transmitted

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Transmission of HSV-1 Herpes is caused by the HSV virus, which can exist as HSV-1 or HSV-2. The HSV-1 infection occurs through interactions with other infected people in daily life and activities. This could include sharing the same plate and utensils or sharing a lip balm or even kissing an infected person. This kind of infection tends to spread more quickly during an outbreak of sores in the infected person. HSV-1 can also cause genital herpes, if the person going through...

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