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 of herpes aims at getting rid of the sores and other symptoms. There is no cure for herpes. Medication both oral and externally applied creams can only prevent further outbreaks and worsening of existing sores.
DID YOU KNOW?
Herpes can affect anyone irrespective of age or sex, its severity varies in individuals.