Herpes Rash: What Does It Look Like and How Is It Treated?

Herpes Rash: What Does It Look Like and How Is It Treated?

Herpes rash: what is it and why does it happen? Read on this article for more details. A rash is a symptom of herpes that usually occurs within the first two weeks after contracting the virus. Like other initial symptoms of herpes, it’s easy to mistake this rash for a symptom of another viral skin infection. Therefore, it’s important to learn how to recognize a herpes rash and how to treat it. What causes herpes? Herpes viruses are very common and include more than 100 different types. However, only 8 of these viruses can infect humans and cause many types of diseases such as: chicken pox mononucleosis roseola Kaposi’s sarcoma The herpes simplex virus (HSV) that belongs to the herpes virus family can be to blame for herpes. It has two main types including: HSV-1,...

Noticeable Symptoms of STDs in Women

Noticeable Symptoms of STDs in Women

Sexually transmitted disease (STDs) are very common for sexually active people. Any sexually active person will get at least one STD at some point in their lives, especially for those who practice unprotected sex. While some STDs can be treated with antibiotics, other diseases are curable. Besides, if left untreated, STDs could result in serious health problems. Thus, it’s really crucial to raise your awareness of STDs symptoms. The article will mention some noticeable symptoms of STDs in women which may help to raise your awareness. How Common Are STDs in Women? According to the CDC, more than 50% of gonorrhea and chlamydia cases in women between the ages of 15 and 24. It’s also estimated that about 20 million new STDs will be diagnosed each year. The prevalence...

How Is a Vaginal Yeast Infection Different From Herpes?

How Is a Vaginal Yeast Infection Different From Herpes?

Herpes can be misdiagnosed as a vaginal yeast infection and vice versa. Both can cause irritation of the vagina. This can go along with itching, burning and pain. If you experience such symptoms, you should see a doctor to get an accurate diagnosis. A vaginal yeast infection and herpes can sometimes be similar. But there are still some differences between them. Read on for more details about these two conditions. What Is a Vaginal Yeast Infection? A vaginal yeast infection is also known as candidiasis. It is caused by a fungus called Candida. This fungus is normally harmless and coexists with healthy bacteria in the vaginal area. When the Candida grows out of control, a vaginal yeast infection will occur. Its common symptoms include: Intense vaginal itching...

Tips to Keep Your Lips Healthy in the Winter

Tips to Keep Your Lips Healthy in the Winter

The cold weather in the winter is sometimes frustrating because it makes your lips dry, chapped, and doesn’t look healthy. In some cases, this weather leads to some illnesses and becomes one of the important triggers of cold sore outbreaks. Fortunately, there’re a lot of tips to keep your lips healthy in the winter. Keep reading to know to how to protect your lips from the winter. Your Lips in the Winter Because of the cold weather, your lips may don’t look healthy as they do. Many people have experienced dry or chapped every winter that makes them stressed out. Not only that, the cold condition weakens your immune system, making you more vulnerable to illnesses. That’s why cold and flu seems to be more common in the winter. For those who have had cold sores...

Why Am I Having More Frequent Herpes Outbreaks?

Why Am I Having More Frequent Herpes Outbreaks?

Herpes is a viral condition that affects every person differently. While some people develop multiple outbreaks per year, others have just one to two outbreaks. Frequent herpes outbreaks tend to occur in the first couple of years after infection. As time goes on, these outbreaks will become less severe and less frequent. If you are having frequent herpes outbreaks, use effective treatment. And, take good care of your immune system. Here is what you need to know. Herpes is one of the Most Common STIs in the World   Herpes is caused by two strains of the herpes simplex virus: HVS-1 and HSV-2. While HSV-1 causes oral herpes, HSV-2 is the main culprit for genital herpes. However, HSV-1 can also lead to genital herpes. This occurs when a person receives oral sex from...