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...

Oral Sex- Risks and STIs You Can Get

Oral Sex- Risks and STIs You Can Get

Oral sex is a common sexual activity in sexually active people. Although it helps avoid conceiving, it still carries many risks and STI chances like other types of sexual activity. Of course, it’s possible to get some STIs in your mouth or throat from giving oral sex to your sexual partner. In addition, you still have chances of getting certain STIs on the vagina or penis form receiving this sexual activity. Thus, to raise your awareness of oral sex, keep reading this useful writing. It mentions risks and STIs you can get through oral sex. Risks of Oral Sex It’s believed that oral sex is a safe sex activity. But it’s only true in case you won’t get pregnant. In fact, oral sex is not a safe sex, there’re potential risks and STIs you can get from it. The risks of...

What Causes Cold Sores and How to Treat Them Fast

What Causes Cold Sores and How to Treat Them Fast

If you look in a mirror and see a small fluid-filled sore on your mouth, this means you have had a cold sore. The condition is super common and affects two-thirds of the world’s population. There is no cure for cold sores. They can come, go and come back, called outbreaks. Some people may have one outbreak a year, others may have more. Before an outbreak, you may notice a tingling, itching or burning sensation around your mouth. Most cold sores are not serious. But, they can cause pain, discomfort and embarrassment to the sufferer. You might have asked yourself “what is causing cold sores? Should I be worried by them and, most importantly, how can I treat them?” Here is everything you need to know. Cold sores: what are they? Cold sores are tiny, painful...

What Are the Similarity and Difference Between HSV1 and HSV2?

What Are the Similarity and Difference Between HSV1 and HSV2?

Herpes simplex virus (HSV) are commonly divided into two types, including HSV1 and HSV2. Both result in herpes infections. While HSV1 is mostly responsible for oral herpes (cold sores), HSV2 causes genital herpes. However, HSV1 sometimes leads to genital herpes through oral sex and vice versa. When it comes into herpes infections, it’s common to compare oral herpes with genital one. Are HSV1 and HSV2 the same? Or which one is more severe. By comparing both, you’ll clearly understand the similarity and difference between HSV1 and HSV2. What Are the Similarities in HSV1 and HSV2? Both HSV1 and HSV2 are highly contagious infections that can affect people of all ages. These types of HSV spread through skin contact during sex, kissing, and sharing utensils. As they...

Herpes in Men: Causes, Signs, Symptoms and Treatment

Herpes in Men: Causes, Signs, Symptoms and Treatment

Herpes is a common and long-term skin infection. It is caused by two viruses, called: HSV-1 (Herpes simplex virus type 1) HSV-2 (Herpes simplex virus type 2) The condition can affect both men and women, causing sores on the infected areas. The prevalence of herpes in men can be lower than that in women. But, the symptoms can be as severe as those in women. Here is everything you need to know about herpes in men.   Herpes in men: What causes it? As mentioned above, the herpes simplex viruses can be responsible for herpes. They enter the body and spread to another through moist areas of the mouth, anus and genitals. Also, herpes can be transmitted to other people through other skin areas, such as the eyes. Similar to women, men can get herpes in the following ways:...