What Does Herpes Look Like ?

What Does Herpes Look Like ? Herpes Simplex Virus

Popping Herpes Blisters

Popping Herpes Blisters    One should refrain from popping herpes blisters as it is a tendency since many people think the blisters are pimple when the first blisters appear. You are risking further infection. Blisters pop themselves and will look like sores, but will crust up to disappear with time. More..

First Episode Symptoms of Genital Herpes

First Episode Symptoms of Genital Herpes      Most people who are infected with genital herpes do not know that they are infected because they do not have any symptoms or they may not recognize the symptoms when an outbreak is about to happen. If symptoms occur during the first episode of a genital herpes outbreak, they can be quite severe. More...


     If you have cold sores then beware, because you may have the herpes virus.

Herpes Simplex Type 1:

Cold Sore        Herpes Simplex Type 1 virus infects the facial area and sores that develop are commonly referred to as cold sores. The first sign of oral herpes outbreak is usually a tingling sensation in the area of the skin which then turns red. This red area then develops red sports which turn into blisters filled with fluid. The fluid filled blisters eventually break and fluid that comes out of the blisters is full of millions of herpes virus cells making this the most contagious phase.

Herpes Simple Type 2 :

What Does Herpes Look Like ?     Herpes Simple Type 2 virus causes herpes in the genitals. However, oral herpes can be transferred to the genitals and vice versa. Though the chances are rare, care must be taken when you are infected with herpes.

     Many people mistake oral herpes to be pimples. However, this is not the case. There is no doubt that at some point herpes sores resemble pimples but usually it is very difficult to make that mistake. Herpes blisters break on their own and seep out a clear fluid before they scab over. Pimples usually do not break on their own and have pus colored centers which do not ooze.

     If you are getting genital herpes, you will experience tingling, itchiness and / or burning in the genital area. Some people experience nerve pain down the leg or in the buttocks. If this is your first outbreak, you may experience pain while urinating or difficulty in emptying your bladder, swollen lymph nodes in the groin, and mild to severe itching where the outbreak is about to occur. Women experience discharge from the vagina. Many people get flu-like symptoms along with fever, headache and sensitivity to light.

    Herpes sores vary in size from 1 mm to more than 2mm in diameter. These blisters are filled with clear fluid which eventually burst and they appear soon after the initial symptoms. Herpes sores do not extend deep into the skin. In fact, the sores are right on skin surface and they scab over after they burst.

Herpes Cure And Treatment

Herpes Cure And Treatment      Today, there are no medicines that can entirely get rid of Herpes virus from the body. However, there are availiable anitiviral medications to minimize the severity, frequency, and frequency of outbreaks. Antiviral medications are proven to stimulate the immune system and slow down the replication rate of the virus. Aciclovir (Zovirax), Famciclovir ( Famvir), and Penciclovir are examples of presciption antiviral medications avaliable in the market. More...

Herpes And Dermal Fillers

Herpes And Dermal Fillers Dermal fillers are substances that are injected into the skin to overcome the harm done by aging, exposure to sun and from scarring. Some dermal fillers are used superficially to smoothen out shallow lines and wrinkles while others are injected deep into the skin to fill out deeper lines and creases. Dermal fillers are used in areas where the natural fat of the body has atrophied leaving wrinkles and sunken areas. More..


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