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The Disease Process of Herpes Sores

Author Zizzur Staff. Published on July 7, 2011 - 12:51 am (5174 views — 413 words)

Herpes sores are the results of several blisters infected by the herpes simplex virus. There are times that the individual can experience painful sensation. These are mostly caused by type I and type II Herpes simplex virus. Herpes sores are passed from an infected individual to other individual since this condition is extremely transmittable. Actually, the herpes sores goes to several stages and disease processes.

Phase One: First phase. This typically occurs 2-8 days after a direct contact to the infection. Usually, the initial symptoms are some aching blisters which can be inconvenient. The blisters has cloudy or clear fluid inside it which is infectious. The area around it is reddish or pinkish in nature. There will be rupturing of the blisters and formation open sores. Blister formation can't be noticed easily. Painful urination may experience due to genital herpes sores. Also, flu-like symptoms and body malaise may be manifested by an infected individual. Sometimes an individual infected with the virus don't have any symptoms, but there are people can feel an excruciating pain during this first phase of the disease as it progress.

Phase Two: Latent phase. During this period, there are no herpes sores or some other symptoms. The virus is dormant in this phase wherein it goes to the bloodstream of the body system to the nerves surrounding the spinal column.

Stage Three: Flaking phase. In the stage, the virus begins to multiply in the nerve endings. If the nerve endings are in contact with the body fluids, the virus could get into these body fluids (semen, vaginal fluids, and saliva). There are no clinical symptoms during this phase, but the virus could be spread or highly contagious throughout this time.

Stage Four: Reactivation phase. Many infected individual may have reappearances of the disease after the initial attack of the infection disappears. "Recurrence" attack is the right term for this. Not like with the first attack of herpes virus, in this phase the symptoms are milder. An individual may know when the reappearance of the infection is about to take place because he/she may feel tingling, itching, or pain in the areas where the virus first occurred.

Understanding the disease process of herpes sores is very important for the person to be aware of the virus transmission to other poeple. The best thing to do on the treatment for herpes sores is to consult your doctor and inquire for the antiviral drugs and analgesics for alleviation of herpes infection's symptoms.