Herpes Infections occur following sexual contact either orally or through the genitals and the condition affects the person in these areas only. And the infections are also of 2 types - 1 and 2. Though people affected by Type 1 will have sores in both areas, around the mouth and lips as well as the genitals, Type 2 Herpes is more commonly related to the sores in the genital area. Even sharing a toothbrush of an infected person can cause the infection to spread.
HOW IS HERPES INFECTIONS DIAGNOSED?
Your general physician would examine you for the same and conduct some lab tests to check the virus and determine its type.
HOW IS HERPES INFECTIONS TREATED?
Treatment for herpes is actually very difficult. Once the virus enters your body, it tends to stay there for life. But ointments are given to help alleviate symptoms like the cold sores and the blisters around the mouth. Cold ice compress or even using home solutions like aloe vera gel helps in the same.
DID YOU KNOW?
Herpes can affect anyone irrespective of age or sex, its severity varies in individuals.