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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Herpes on Eyes

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Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 or HSV-1 is the cause of herpes eye infection. The virus episode often clears up without causing any permanent damage or problem to the eyes. Yet, in certain cases, the infection can scar the cornea and even lead to a permanent scarring or loss of vision. It is important to go in for a prompt treatment with an antiviral ointment or eye drops, in order to prevent scarring of the cornea. Type 1 Virus or HSV-1 is the usual cause of cold sores found...

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Herpes on Lips

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The lips have a thin layer of tissue that offers lubrication to the skin of the lips through the mucous membrane. It is this part of the lips that is mainly affected by the HSV-1 virus, leading to herpes on the lips. Herpes on lips appear in the form of small clusters over the lips and near the mouth. The skin surrounding the lips becomes sore and swollen. The blisters open up after a few days and a clear liquid starts to seep out. They then dry up and form scabs after a...

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