What is Herpes Simplex 1?
Many people, especially Americans, are affected with the dreaded disease called herpes.
Many who have it don't know that they do, and those who experience the symptoms of herpes are often too afraid to know the truth and face a doctor.
They usually trust the information from online sources.
But there is a lot of wrong information out there so we need to be careful and vigilant of where we get our information.
A doctor who specializes in STDs is still the best person to see for some professional medical advice.
There are different types of herpes, the most common ones being herpes simplex type 1 and herpes type 2. Below is a table of comparison:
Is it possible to get herpes in the mouth? Find out.
Can you get genital herpes inside the mouth?
What is the difference between herpes simplex types 1 and 2?
Is there such a thing as genital herpes simplex type 1?
Ever heard about the term, genital herpes type 1?
Just like the other types, oral herpes is not curable.
However, antiviral medications are available to treat the symptoms and keep the outbreaks from recurring.
It is especially important to take medications when diagnosed with herpes 1 because shedding of the virus is present even without the outbreak.
Keeping your immune system strong is also one way of keeping this infection at bay.
The recurrence is infrequent so there should be very little worry about the symptoms unlike with genital herpes.