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Herpes Deadly Diseases & Epidemics PDF

Herpes Deadly Diseases & Epidemics PDF
Herpes Deadly Diseases & Epidemics PDF
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Herpes Deadly Diseases & Epidemics PDF

Herpes Deadly Diseases & Epidemics PDF

Herpes Deadly Diseases & Epidemics
 Author Juliet V. Spencer
File size 3 MB
Year 2005
Pages 120
Language English
Category Free Medical Books,Virus

Book Description:
A common viral infection, herpes, in its different forms, can produce cold sores and fever blisters on the mouth or genital sores. Although herpes cannot be cured, there are many treatment options available today to prevent its outbreaks and decrease its associated discomforts.
Herpes, which is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV), is an incurable STD. Herpes actually has two forms: herpes simplex–type 1 (HSV-1) and herpes simplex–type 2 (HSV-2). HSV-1 is most often associated with cold sores and fever blisters “above the waist.” About 80 percent of American adults have oral herpes. About 25 percent of adults have genital herpes, though most are not aware of it, and their symptoms are too mild to notice, but they can still pass the disease on.

Herpes symptoms
The most common symptoms of genital herpes arise from a rash with clusters of white, blistery sores appearing on the vagina, cervix, penis, mouth, anus, or other parts of the body. This rash can cause pain, itching, burning sensations, swollen glands, fever, headache, and a run-down feeling. The first symptoms may be more severe than the symptoms of later outbreaks because the immune system is not as well prepared to fight off the disease the first time around. However, a person may have no symptoms, and his or her first outbreak may occur months or even years after exposure. HSV-2 symptoms can occur on the thighs, buttocks, anus, or pubis. People who suffer only mild symptoms may mistake them for some other condition, such as insect bites, jock itch, yeast infections, hemorrhoids, or ingrown hair follicles. Some lesions may be so small that they remain invisible to the human eye. And if a small lesion appears inside a woman’s vagina, she will never see it.

Although these symptoms can lead to discomfort, they aren’t dangerous, and herpes doesn’t affect the immune system or lead to other health problems.



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