Cold Sores and Herpes: Are They the Same

Cold Sores and Herpes: Are They the Same

Cold sores and herpes- you’ve probably heard about them. And, you might know that they share the same symptoms such as painful blisters and sores. But, you might not be completely sure about some questions below: Are they the same thing? Are they contagious? Why do you get them? How can you treat them? This article will help you answer the questions and explore more about them. Here’s everything you need to know about herpes and cold sores. Cold sores and herpes: Are they the same? Cold sore, or oral herpes is also known as fever blister. This is a common skin infection caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). This virus has two main types including the virus type 1 (HSV-1) and the virus type 2 (HSV-2). Both of them are highly contagious and can spread through...

Myths and Facts About STDs

Myths and Facts About STDs

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are one of the biggest concerns of sex. Due to sexual activities, especially via unprotected sex, people are easy to get many diseases and infections. But, there’re lots of misinformation about sex, STDs or sexual health you may not know. Though you’ve only heard something you’re not sure, you still believe it. This isn’t good for your sex life. To make sure all information is right, you should read myths and facts about STDs. Myth: STDs often have specific symptoms The fact is many STDs don’t have any symptoms. Though you get one of them, your body doesn’t show any signs. Some people get herpes, for example, they don’t know they get the infection until their partners are infected through sexual acts. Normally, you realize...

How to Have Sex With Herpes

Sores or blisters, burning, itching and irritation are common symptoms of genital herpes. It’s caused by the herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV2). These signs are visible in most people with the infection, but others have invisible ones. Thus, they spread the virus to another person. While the virus can be transmitted through skin contact, it can’t be treated completely. You only reduce risks of getting it and prevent outbreaks. “How I have sex while the infection can be spread easily” is a question asked by most people. You shouldn’t worry. Though herpes is a highly contagious infection, you still have sex with your partner if you follow these steps. Using safe sex practices Safe sex with someone with herpes should be careful as you may spread the virus to your...