Genital herpes Part 2 (Symptoms)

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Tingling, itching, or burning may occur first, followed by sores or blisters around the mouth or genitals in people who develop herpes symptoms.

Symptoms usually appear 2–20 days following viral contact.

Blisters around or near the following areas are common in men:

  • penis
  • scrotum
  • scrotum (near or around the anus)

Blisters around or near the following areas are common symptoms in women:

  • vagina
  • anus
  • buttocks

The following are common symptoms :

  • Blisters can form in the mouth, on the lips, on the face, and anywhere else that has come into touch with infected areas.
  • Before blisters emerge, the area that has contracted the illness can often itch or tickle.
  • Blisters can turn into ulcers (open sores) and exude fluid.
  • Within a week of the outbreak, a crust may form over the lesions.
  • It’s possible that your lymph glands will swell.
  • Lymph glands help the body fight infection and inflammation.
  • Headaches, body aches, and a fever are all possible symptoms.

Ulcers on the face, body, and genitals are common signs of a newborn delivered with herpes (contracted through a vaginal delivery).

Babies born with genital herpes can suffer from a variety of serious issues, including:

  • blindness
  • injury to the brain
  • death

If you get genital herpes while pregnant, it’s critical that you tell your doctor. They’ll take strategies to stop the virus from infecting your baby during birth, which could include having your kid delivered through cesarean rather than a normal vaginal delivery.

Protect yourself, stay safe.