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Understanding the Basic Facts About STD Herpes

Author Zizzur Staff. Published on July 7, 2011 - 12:56 am (8914 views — 383 words)

Sexually transmitted diseases or commonly termed as STD is also called as venereal diseases. STD is considered to be the number one highly contagious types of disease in this day and age. Herpes virus is the major cause for STD herpes, an extremely type of viral infection. Both genders can have the infections despite the age differences. STD herpes is now extensively spread all over the world since it is contagious; hence, the infected person can transmit the infection by direct sexual contact of multiple partners. Pregnant mothers infected with herpes can as well pass the infection to the placenta of the developing fetus.

Asymptomatic infected individuals are the ones who mostly spread the disease to other people.

*STD Herpes Symptoms.
The initial stage of the disease process usually occurs 2-7 days and could last for 2-4 weeks. Both genders might manifest the symptoms of the disease listed below:

•Genital and anal pain
•Outbreaks of blisters that could cause sores
•Difficult to urinate
•Inflamed lymph nodes in groin areas

Most of the time, outbreaks of blisters would occur for 3-5 days, which is less painful. The sores are smaller, fewer, less excruciating and heal more rapidly, and no fever symptoms are present. Stress, weak immune system function, and illnesses are the contributing factors for primary outbreaks of herpes blisters.

*STD Herpes Treatment.
There is no such an ideal treatment for infections caused by herpes virus. A doctor might however recommend a therapy of antiviral medications to lessen the severity of a blisters outbreak. The antiviral medications work by preventing the spread of the herpes virus to the other parts of the body.

Recurrences of STD herpes differ from individual to individual. Some would never experience another outbreak, whilst others might have milder recurrences more than six times per year. Treatments for recurrences outbreaks are not anymore needed because it could occur any time soon.

Most of the time, the physician will give more details about the disease process during the course of treatment of STD herpes. The doctors will also find out who are the different people who had direct contact with the patient before the onset of the disease. In fact, STD herpes may be present to these people. These people must be tested for early diagnosis and treatment.