Basic Information On Female Herpes
If you have ever experienced a Sexually Transmitted disease (STD) you will know that it certainly is not a joke. The pain and self-awareness of such sicknesses makes living so unbearable, but not to the point of taking your own life. Female herpes is one example of an STD that is equally as painful as the others. But what exactly is it, what causes it, and how can it be treated?
There are two known types of herpes, Simplex Type 1 and Simplex Type 2. Simplex Type 1 is generally referred to as oral herpes. This is characterized by cold sores around the mouth area that can spread quite fast if ignored. Simplex Type 2 is the genital herpes that infects the genital area, leaving sores of the same nature as is the case with Simplex Type 2.
Symptoms known to prevail are generally: sores around or on the vagina itself. Sores, or blisters, can also manifest themselves in a variety of areas as well. These can appear on the buttocks, anus, vulva, thighs and the cervix. But these are not the only ones as it can also manifest itself inside the vagina itself, making the herpes harder to discover.
In addition to this there are quite a number of other symptoms. Headaches, back pain and a fever are typical of female herpes, especially in the first of one of a possible two outbreaks. Difficulty when urinating, flu and swollen glands can also be added to the long list of symptoms attributed to this disease. So how then can you treat it?
Herpes does not actually have a cure, but it can be contained. Valtrex and Famvir are two prescription drugs commonly used to control further infection and worsening of the disease. Apart from this it would simply be wise to abstain from unprotected sex until all symptoms and signs have cleared.