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Herpes Symptoms for All Affected Areas of the Body

Author Zizzur Staff. Published on July 7, 2011 - 12:23 am (4818 views — 375 words)

Herpes, as one of the common highly contagious infection by a virus, is characterized by different disease stages. A variety of symptoms can be manifested depending on the affected area of the body. Read on the following classified signs and symptoms according on the body locations affected by this viral disease.

Facial Herpes Symptoms
Cold sores or medically termed as "facial herpes", are typically caused by the Herpes simplex virus type 1. The mode of transmission of this infections is through a direct contact from an infected individual, and mostly the chin area and the mouth are affected areas. The common symptoms of the this infections include:

•Fever between 100-102 degrees Fahrenheit
•Discomfort and pain the muscles
•Easy fatigability
•Burning sensation or facial pain
•Skin outbreaks and sores formation (gray in color and scabbing is present)

Genital Herpes Symptoms
Gential herpes is a sexually transmitted disease which is caused by the type 2 of herpes simplex virus. This can be transmitted through direct sexual contact, not by inert objects like the toilet seats. The signs and symptoms of gential herpes are enumerated below:

•Headache and fever
•Blisters in the gentalias and/or anal area during the first stage of the disease. In male, the lesions are found the penis shaft or its surrounding region or in the anus. Lesions in the pubis, vulva, labia, and anus are also common among infected female patients.

•Yellowish discharge from the vagina or penis
•Pain felt when voiding
•Inflamed cervix
•Inflamed anus and/or rectum
•Urine retention

Herpes Zoster Symptoms
Shingles or medically called as "herpes zoster" is primarily caused by Varicella, the same virus responsible for chicken pox infection. Different symptoms can be manifested according to the locations that the Varicella virus thrives.

Body Shingles
•Flu-like symptoms •Skin rash and irritation
•Skin inflammation
•Skin blisters
•Throbbing or burning pain, itching and tingling

Eye Shingles
•Sensitive to light accommodation
•Red or pink eye
•Eyelids inflammation
•Blurred vision
•Dryness of the eyes
•Swollen cornea that may lead to scaring of the cornea if no topical and antiviral medications are administered

Actually, there's no cure on the infection caused by herpes virus. However, pain relievers and antiviral medications are prescribed to lessen the symptoms of the recurrence and spread of the infection.