What is Herpes Simplex 1?

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.

Herpes Simplex Type 1

Herpes Simplex 1

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:

Herpes simplex type 1 refers to the type of herpes caused by the virus known as HSV1.

This normally manifests as cold sores or blisters on the mouth.

The lesions may also appear on the lips, chin, cheeks, nose, even the eyes.

This is because the mouth area is the preferred area of the HSV1.

Herpes simplex type 1 is also known as oral herpes.

Herpes type 2 is the most common type of herpes.

It affects the genital area including the buttocks, anus, thighs and the legs.

The causative virus HSV2 prefers this area.

The lesions usually appear on the labia of the vagina for women, and on the shaft of the penis for men.

This condition is more commonly called as genital herpes.

Oral Herpes Info

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Herpes Simplex 1 and 2

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Genital Herpes Simplex 1

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Genital Herpes Type 1

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Herpes Simplex 1 Treatment

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.

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