How Do You Know if Your Child Has Herpes?

How Do You Know if Your Child Has Herpes?

Herpes is very common and most people may have it at some point in their lives. This condition affects everyone, but usually, it goes away without treatment. Some antiviral medications, like ProsurX can help stop herpes more quickly. But, when herpes infects a child, it can be harder to treat. Here are a few things about herpes in children that all parents need to know.  How does your child have herpes? Herpes is caused by the herpes simplex virus or HSV. There are two main types of HSV: HSV-1 (oral herpes) and HSV-2 (genital herpes). HSV-1 is particularly more common in children. But, there are cases where a child can get HSV-2 from their parents.  Once your child has contracted HSV, this virus can stay in his/her body forever. As a result, it causes outbreaks...

What Are the Stages of Herpes Outbreaks?

What Are the Stages of Herpes Outbreaks?

Herpes is so common, but most people don’t know they get it until they notice severe symptoms. It’s very hard to diagnose herpes since symptoms are usually mild and infrequent. It can also be mistaken for other conditions, like pimples, canker sores and impetigo. Moreover, herpes is highly contagious. It usually spreads through skin contact and sexual intercourse. To treat herpes promptly, you need to: Distinguish herpes symptoms, and; Know the stages of herpes outbreaks. Here’s everything you need to know. Recognize herpes symptoms Herpes is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). It has two main types, including type 1 (HSV1) and type 2 (HSV2). Both types can affect the genitals and oral area, causing sores or blisters on the skin. While HSV1 can be...

Can Eye Herpes Be Treated?

Can Eye Herpes Be Treated?

Herpes simplex virus (HSV) type 1 and 2 are responsible for cold sores and genital herpes respectively. Both of them are highly contagious infections that can be spread through sexual acts or other physical contacts. Most people with the virus commonly experience sores around the mouth or the genitals. But, have you ever heard about herpes in the eyes? Eye herpes or herpes simplex keratitis is also a viral infection caused by the HSV. The infection is an inflammation of the cornea. It’s estimated that more than 90% of adults have been infected with HSV at the ages of 50. And about 400,000 Americans have suffered from eye herpes. While there’s no cure for the virus, treatment only helps relieve herpes symptoms and prevent future outbreaks. Thus, can eye herpes be...