Herpes, Pictures and Treatment

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Herpes vs Yeast Infections: Diagnosing Genital Herpes and Yeast Infection

If you think you have signs of a yeast infection, you may want to ask your gynecologist to test you for types of the herpes simplex virus.  I recently discovered that the symptoms of a yeast infection and a herpes outbreak are so similar as to be nearly indistinguishable from one another.   Had I been more vigilant about the details of my past medical history, and had I known how to test for genital herpes, I could likely have avoided months of discomfort.   For a few months, I was absolutely Continue Reading

How to Test for Genital Herpes – Step by Step Instructions

Most of us are unaware about this disease. You might be wondering what genital herpes is all about. So, let’s know more facts about genital herpes. Genital Herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) which is caused by a kind of virus. The virus can be either herpes simplex viruses type 1 (HSV-1) or the type 2 virus (HSV-2). But it is proven in most of the cases that most of the Genital herpes cases are caused by the type-2 virus. Any person suffering from the Genital herpes does not find Continue Reading

Do Genital Herpes Itch?

Genital herpes is one of the sexually transmitted infections your teachers yelled at you about in various Human Growth and Development courses.  It is a disease that lasts throughout your whole life.  It may decrease in outbreaks as you age, but the genital bumps on your nether regions are one reason why you should be very careful before choosing to have sex. Please also read:  Tips & Ways To Detect If Your Partner Has Genital or Oral Herpes Genital herpes is diagnosed as a condition Continue Reading

Genital Herpes – What is Genital Herpes – CDC Fact Sheet

What is genital herpes? Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the herpes simplex viruses type 1 (HSV-1) or type 2 (HSV-2). Most genital herpes is caused by HSV-2. Most individuals have no or only minimal signs or symptoms from HSV-1 or HSV-2 infection. When signs do occur, they typically appear as one or more blisters on or around the genitals or rectum. The blisters break, leaving tender ulcers (sores) that may take two to four weeks to heal the first time they Continue Reading