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The Signs And SymptomsOf Herpes

When most people get infected with herpes, they don’t know it because they do not experience any signs or symptoms.Those who experience herpes symptoms may experience the following:

A burning, itching or tingling sensation. This happens around an area where a blister will appear after a day or two.

The herpes sore. You might get one or more blisters which are usually painful and filled with fluid. The blister will eventually break and ooze the fluid leaving a crust. The first sore will appear between 2 and 20 days after initial infection. The sores can last for 7 to 10 days and where they appear depends on the type of herpes involved:

Oral herpes: Caused by herpes simplex virus type 1. The blisters will mostly appear around the mouth and can sometimes be on the face and tongue. However, the sores can appear anywhere on the skin but these are the most common.

Genital herpes: Caused by the herpes simplex virus type 2. The sores will appear on the buttocks, thighs, and anus. Women will have the sores in the vagina and men will have them on the penis. Similar to oral herpes, the sores can affect any area of the skin. 

Flu-like Symptoms: Herpes comes with symptoms that mimic the flu and can include fever, and swollen lymph nodes.

Urinating Problems: Most people with herpes have a hard time urinating due to the burning caused by urine coming into contact with the sores.

Eye infection: In some cases, the herpes virus can affect one or both eyes and cause light sensitivity, pain and discharge. If not treated, it can cause poor vision and loss of vision in extreme cases.

The best way to know if you have herpes is to get tested. This is because you might not experience any symptoms. This is also why you need to use protection and get tested when getting into a new sexual relationship.

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