Genital herpes: Don't take it lightly!

Genital herpes is an infection of the genital tract. If not detected and treated promptly, male genital herpes can leave serious complications.

1. What is genital herpes?

Genital herpes, also known as genital herpes, is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the Herpes Simplex virus (HSV). By entering the body through holes in the skin or through mucus, the potential for sexually transmitted HSV is high.
Genital herpes in general and male genital herpes in particular, if not detected and treated promptly, can easily leave complications.
Herpes Simplex virus that causes genital herpes has two types, HSV 1 and HSV 2. 2. Manifestations of genital herpes In which:
HSV 1 mainly causes genital herpes in parts from the waist area. genital herpes on the mouth, lips, cheeks, chest, arms,... HSV 2 usually causes genital herpes on the lower back like herpes on the buttocks and genitals sex, legs...
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2. Manifestations of genital herpes

The initial stage of genital herpes is painful and itchy, usually occurring about 2-7 days after the person is infected with the virus. After a few hours to a few days, blisters or papules begin to appear on the lining of the genital area (such as the penis, scrotum in men, or the vagina, inside the cervix in women) or anus (butt, thighs,...). The blisters, if they grow close together and in clusters, can develop into ulcers. These sores cause itching, burning and are accompanied by a sharp pain. When the ulcer breaks, it causes oozing or bleeding. Genital herpes in men is a purulent discharge from the opening of the flute, in women it is more discharge from the vagina and has a bad smell. Genital herpes has a very specific cycle. The disease can recur every year, or every month. However, most patients have occasional flare-ups. During the outbreak, the patient may have symptoms of a viral infection similar to the flu, such as fever, headache, and swollen lymph nodes in the groin. At the relapse stage, the patient has fever, swollen lymph nodes, headache, limb pain, muscle pain, fatigue, poor eating, ...

3. Are genital herpes dangerous?

Adults with genital herpes, in addition to sores on the skin, do not cause any other serious complications. However, the patient will feel discomfort and a lot of pain in the sores until the genital herpes is completely cured.
Genital herpes causes burning pain during sex, decreased pleasure, besides it also affects urination such as urination many times a day, painful urination. When the ulcer breaks, the patient may urinate pus or blood.
Pregnant women with genital herpes, when the sores break, can be transmitted to the baby during vaginal delivery. In this case, genital herpes can cause brain damage, blurred vision, or even death of the child. In addition, primary herpes and herpes on the cervix can cause miscarriage or premature delivery.
During an outbreak, the disease is highly contagious until the affected areas heal completely. Using a condom can still spread the infection through the skin when herpes develops in the area around the genitals.

4. Treatment of genital herpes

Currently, there is no cure for genital herpes, because they persist in the body for life. When you do get sick, there are many ways to limit flare-ups, which include medications that suppress the virus, such as acyclovir, valacyclovir, and famciclorvir. These drugs help ulcers heal faster, and at the same time limit recurrence. Medicines may also be given during or after an outbreak.
For women who have ever had genital herpes, if they want to get pregnant, they must notify their doctor about their condition for proper treatment to avoid the risk of infecting the baby.

5. Prevention of genital herpes

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Similar to other sexually transmitted diseases, the disease can be prevented by taking measures such as:
Maintain good body hygiene, especially before and after sex. Use condoms for safe sex. Be faithful to your partner. Take measures when having oral sex. Do not share needles or other items containing mucus, pus or blood of a person suspected of being infected... If you suspect you have a viral infection, actively consult your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. timely, appropriate. In case you are infected, it is necessary to avoid spreading the disease by limiting sex as much as possible, avoiding touching and keeping the sores clean and dry, washing hands thoroughly after contact with the sores, waiting for the sores. Once the ulcer has healed, you can have sex. When detecting genital herpes in the early stages, patients need to actively go to medical facilities for doctors to diagnose, advise and have appropriate treatment.
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