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Vaginal Herpes | Causes And Signs Of An Outbreak

Posted on 13 March 2011

Vaginal herpes is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus.

Though many of the common STDs are caused by yeast, fungal and bacterial infections, vaginal herpes is rather caused by a virus.

Two types of Herpes Simplex Viruses may cause it, namely the Herpes Simplex Virus Type I and Type II.

Either of these viruses can cause sores in and around the vaginal region, and even result in penile outbreaks too.
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However, the outbreaks caused by the Herpes Simplex Type II Virus are far worse than the Type I. The sores are mainly the result of the outbreaks caused by the HSV.

Most Common Signs

Vaginal herpes has many common symptoms, and the most easily noticeable one happens to be a painful genital sore or lesion. These sores closely resemble a blister, but they can appear and disappear pretty in quick successions.

What is an Outbreak

The location of such blisters can also change very quickly. Whenever such blisters become noticeable, they’re known as outbreaks, but this doesn’t mean that the virus remains dormant when there are no blisters. The virus can lurk deep down the nerves and can travel easily to any place. After an outbreak, whenever the blister heals, it causes the virus to retreat.

How it Spreads

Vaginal Herpes is a highly contagious sexually transmitted disease. Therefore, it is extremely necessary to avoid any kind of sexual contact when you know you’re suffering from vaginal herpes.

If you have a sexual intercourse, the chances are high that the virus may spread to anyone who comes in direct contact with the infected genital region.

Cure?

Unfortunately there are no sure shot cures for Vaginal Herpes, though there are many medications that can help the cause. The most common medication used in this regard is the dosage of anti-virals. The medications can not only help in minimizing the frequency of outbreaks, but also in shortening the length of current outbreak.

In rare cases, vaginal herpes is also known to be caused due to emotional stresses or very high level of depression, usually whenever someone faces tragic or traumatic experiences. These may often be result of relationship problems.

Consult the Doctor

If you think you could be suffering from vaginal herpes, it is mandatory to consult your doctor at the earliest. You may be shy or embarrassed to reveal everything, but it is extremely important to clearly discuss the matter with your doctor, otherwise it may lead to other health problems and it will also put your sexual partner(s) at risk of catching the HSV.

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6 Responses to “Vaginal Herpes | Causes And Signs Of An Outbreak”

  1. kay says:

    sore that will not go away what is it??????

  2. J Grice says:

    Hi Kay, You are misinformed, the Herpes sore does go away after a period of 3-10 depends on how you live your life….after realizing you have the disease. Hopefully clean and with regard for others….Though I must say one can never get rid of herpes once you have it it’s your dearest and most unfortunate companion….Pray!

  3. Leah lovesick says:

    I have a few sores on the inside and outside of my vagina. They ich like crazy and there is a white coat of skin on top of them with a hole in the middle of all of them and they hurt when i wipe. I need help to know what it is! Im also 6 months pregnant so is there any cure for pregnant people?

  4. Alaina Willbescorned. says:

    What if there is a vaginal…lets say blister.. but it doesnt hurt or itch. just a hard almost pimple feeling…”bulge”?

  5. anonymous says:

    i been experiencing excessive itching, i had a huge rash last december but i am scared to tell or show anybody, im only 15 nd this been going on since i was 14, i only had sex once n i think he gave me something..i never confronted him bout it..idk if its a yeast infection or what i am scared

  6. Liz says:

    Ca vaginal herpes cause vaginal dysplasia?


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