Herpes Photos and Herpes Information
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The Herpes simplex virus is a disease caused by two herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and type 2 (HSV-2).
Oral herpes (HSV-1), usually the visible symptoms are called cold sores or fever blisters that develop on the face and around the mouth. Oral herpes is the most common herpes virus, and is carried by over 30% of the general population.
Genital herpes (HSV-2, is the second most common form of the herpes virus.
The visible signs for this virus are lesions and blisters on and around the genital area. Itching, burning and pain are also associated with the outbreaks. It is possible to spread this virus, even when the blisters are not visible.
Both of the herpes viruses can also develop on any other part of the body. The most common areas are the hands, arms, eyes, feet, back and buttocks. However there are really no limited areas.
Herpes outbreaks usually cycle between periods of active outbreaks as blisters containing infectious virus on an average of 2-21 days. After the blisters disappear, there may be periods of inactivity, where the virus lies inactive in the body. After the initial infection, the viruses move to sensory nerves, where they become latent and reside as life-long.
Both types of the herpes virus are easily transmitted by direct contact with a lesion or the body fluid of an infected individual. Currently there is no known cure for the herpes virus. Treatments with antiviral drugs can reduce viral shedding and alleviate the severity of the outbreaks.
There are also very powerful over the counter herpes products, which can totally eliminate or greatly reduce the dreaded herpes outbreaks.
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