No one wants to catch a viral lifelong STD such as herpes when there are no permanent cures for it.
While the psychological impact can be overwhelming for those who just found out that they have contracted herpes and initially coming to terms with it can be difficult, remember, it is not your fault and certainly not the end of the world for you.
An important point worth noting is that genital herpes is NOT ALWAYS an indication that a person has been unfaithful.
Even though the HSV-2 is the more popular cause of genital herpes, the infection can be contacted in other ways outside of sex.
To help figure out if your symptoms may be caused by the herpes virus there are some simple questions that you can begin with. Herpes is not always typical and can vary from the “norm”.
The herpes virus is only active on the skin for a short period of time before it retreats back inside the body, at which point the skin typically heals and returns to normal.
There are many other conditions that can appear similar at a glance and even ordinary nuisances, such as pimples, jock itch and ingrown hairs can be mistaken for herpes.
If any irritation looks suspicious it is recommended that you visit a Doctor, if possible, make the visit while you still have active symptoms.
What the statistics tell us is herpes, especially oral herpes (HSV-1) is actually quite a common disease.
Canker sores are ulcerations, especially of the lip or oral mucosa and can be caused by acute stress, trauma to the area in your mouth, allergies, or by a reaction to a particular bacteria.
Bacterial infections are sometimes confused with genital herpes, but do not usually produce blistering.
The sores will usually heal within 10 to 14 days, without treatment.
In comparison, oral herpes sores (such as cold sores or fever blisters) are caused by the Herpes simplex virus and are usually relatively easy to identify.
There are millions of good people who are infected with herpes and yet they learn to deal with it and are currently living normal, healthy and sexually active lives once again.