Genital Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2

Genital Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2)

Genital Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2

Genital herpes simplex virus type 2 is far less common in childhood because Genital Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 is a sexually transmitted infection of the genitals, however it can be passed on to newborn babies upon delivery. So even in childhood this infection can be seen and treated.Once the Genital Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 enters a persons body it remains there for the rest of your life and reoccurs during periods of anxiety, depression and when a person is feeling generally run down. Genital Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 can also appear a few days before the menstrual cycle is due.

The Genital Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 is continously passed on to others during sexual activity even when thereare no visible symptoms from the infected carrier.

The main concern is that a pregnant woman can pass Genital Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 to her unborn baby upon delivery if the virus is caught in the late stages of her pregnancy. A Caesarian section is advised by medical experts due to the risk of Genital Herpes Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 to the newborn baby.

Signs and Symptoms

Blisters burst to leave ulcers

Blisters burst to leave ulcers

  • Soreness around the genitals
  • Burning around the genitals
  • Itching around the genitals
  • Small blisters around the genitals
  • Blisters burst to leave Ulcers
  • Headaches
  • Fever
  • Aching Muscles

Incubation Period

Genital Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 has an incubation period of 7 to 10 Days

The Blisters burst to leave Ulcers which heal in 10 to 21 Days.

Treatment

sexual activity should be woth consent

Treatment for Genital Herpes

Consult with your Gp for diagnosis of Genital Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2, AntiViral Drugs can help to reduce the amount of pain produced by the Ulcers

Genital Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 cannot be cured, however early treatment can reduce the severity of the symptoms. Take Analgesic drugs and bathe in a salt water solution to ease the discomfort around the genitals and maintain good hygiene. Sexual activity should be with the consent of the partner knowing about the risks of contracting Genital Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 and full protection must be used at all times.