*For the convenience of the reader, we do not display the appearance of the person affected by the herpes .What is Genital Herpes?Genital herpes is a viral infection called herpes simplex. Its symptoms are in the form of pain and redness / blister around the genitals. You can get this disease through sexual intercourse so that it is one of the sexually transmitted diseases. Herpes simplex virus can infect all mucous membranes in the body including the mouth. Genital herpes is a chronic disease. Unfortunately, there is no cure that can heal at all, but it is still possible to control the symptoms that arise by taking antiviral drugs. Once you get the herpes virus, the virus will stay in your body, and one day it can become active and cause symptoms again. Often people infected with this virus will experience recurrence as much as 4-5 times in the first year since infected with this virus. But over time most patients will experience a relapse is increasingly rare and the severity will also diminished. There are 2 types of herpes virus: Herpes simplex virus 1 and Herpes simplex 2 Both are contagious.
The virus is transmitted from person to person through physical contact such as having sex both vaginally, anal and orally. Even if a person has no symptoms of this disease but actually has this virus in his body, others can be transmitted through such sufferers.How does Herpes Genital treatment work?Antiviral drugs work by stopping the multiplication of this virus. The drug options are acyclovir, famciclovir and valacyclovir.
Acyclovir is the most commonly prescribed drug for herpes. Antiviral drugs will not remove the virus completely from the patient's body but simply keep the virus under control.After the treatment, what will happen?It should be remembered that, as long as you keep the affected areas of the virus clean, the blistered skin will disappear and heal over time. If this is the first attack for you then you can experience the next attack about 4-5 times in the next few years. This recurrence attack is usually not too heavy compared to the initial attack. Over time this recurrence of attacks will be increasingly rare.