Genital Herpes are clusters of painful blisters on the genitals.

Symptoms

Symptoms usually appear between 2-20 days after contact with an infectious person. The symptoms are clusters of painful blisters on the genitals. After a few days they burst, leaving small ulcers.

In men, the blisters usually appear on the penis, but can also be in the urethra.

In women the blisters usually appear on the labia and can appear in the cervix.

First outbreaks can be accompanied by fever, headache, and muscle soreness. Other symptoms are painful urination discharge from the vagina or the urethra.

The symptoms usually disappear within a couple of weeks. And the person may never have another occurrence or the virus can lay dormant in the person’s body. Some people may have the virus and never experience the symptoms, but can transmit it to other people.

Treatment

There is no medical cure, at this time for herpes, but your doctor can prescribe a drug called acyclovir, which reduces the pain and the outbreaks.

Transmission

The most common form of transmission is through sexual intercourse and oral sex.

Testing

If you have the symptoms go to the doctor and he will take a sample of the sores and test to see if you have herpes.

Herpes is a virus that multiplies when it gets into the cells of the skin. The skin becomes red and irritable and afterwards the blisters begin to appear. Then the blisters open and heal forming new skin. In the first outbreak the area is usually painful and may itch and burn. Flu like symptoms are also common.