What Are Differences Between Genital Herpes and Warts?

What Are Differences Between Genital Herpes and Warts?

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are so common nowadays. Everyone will have at least one of the STDs at some point of their lifetime. STDs cause more discomfort and many severe complications for people get them. In most of STDs, there are two illness that many people contract them. They are genital herpes and genital warts. Both of them are the most common STDs in the world, especially in the US. It’s estimated that, about 80 million people get genital warts in the US.  And one in every six Americans have genital warts in the US. They are so annoying and embarrassing. Not only that, they can lead some serious complications without treatments. Although they are common STDs, people still misunderstand between them.

Some basic information about them

Genital warts is caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). Specifically, two kinds of HPV (HPV 6 and HPV 11) usually cause genital warts. Genital warts look like cauliflowers that develop slowly. They are often painful and itchy in the genital areas. People even can be bleeding during urination. In half of all people contract genital warts, the infection doesn’t show any symptoms. But others suffer a lot of severe signs and outbreaks. Genital warts can go away by itself without treatments.

Like genital warts, genital herpes is the common STD in the US. It’s caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). The herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) usually causes it. Sometimes, HSV-1 may lead to this infection. Genital herpes often causes painful sores, rash or blisters around genital areas. It takes about 10 days to develop after being infected. While genital warts can go away, herpes is treated by strong anti-viral medications.

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Both of them are caused by different factors. But they have the same transmission. Because of the STDs, they are mostly spread through unprotected sex. When having sex without a condom, people will contract both of infections fast. Anal sex, oral sex or vaginal sex also lead to these infections. Not only that, skin to skin contact increases many chances of getting them. When touching open sores directly, people are easy to get them.

Even though they affect genital areas, each infection influences different places in genital area. For genital herpes, people are often infected in genitals. But people with genital warts aren’t often influenced in genitals. Warts tend to occur in anus, penis, and surfaces of vagina, cervix, or urethra.

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The different symptoms of genital herpes and warts

Both of infections are caused by different factors. So, they also have different symptoms. But many people misunderstand between them.

Genital warts often take several weeks or months to occur after being infected. Thus, many people can’t see any symptoms although they got it. When having this infection, people can see some changes in their genital areas:

–  Warts or cauliflower-shaped occur

–  Uncomfortable and itching in infected areas

–  Painful ad confusing in infected area

– Bleeding between menstrual periods

–  Vaginal discharge in women

– Not fever or flu

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Genital herpes is the blisters that occur around genitals. Once contracting with the infection, people can see:

–  Itching and burning before blisters occur

–  Sores and ooze fluid in blisters

–  Headaches and body aches

–  Fever and flu

–  Painful urination

Different complications of genital herpes and warts

Genital herpes develops the danger of acquiring other STDs. It may lead to severe complications for women with pregnant and newborn children. The complications can be organ damage, miscarriage and disabilities. Besides, this infection causes swelling of the urethra and makes difficulties in urination.

Genital warts may cause problems during pregnancy. Warts on the vaginal can prevent the ability of vaginal tissues during childbirth. They also meet difficulties to urinate. In rarely cases, a baby can be spread warts from his or her mother.

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Treatments for genital herpes and warts

There are a lot of treatments for both of infections. Some treatments can be used like medications, creams, or home remedies. They are effective in curing genital herpes and warts.

To treat genital herpes, people can choose suitable treatments. There are three major medicines that have been used to treat it. They are Valacyclovir, Zovirax, and Famvir. These drugs are all taken in pill. People can take them to cure the symptoms of genital herpes. Besides, doctor can give ProsurX cream for infected people. It’s beneficial in fighting various strains of HSV, both genital and oral herpes. ProsurX works on the surface and lower layers of the skin. So, it stops and clears herpes effectively. Not only that, people can eat more healthy diet to reduce genital herpes signs. Foods contain high Lysine, vitamin C and B are useful to prevent herpes outbreaks. They also boost the immune system that helps defeat HSV.

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Like genital herpes, to treat genital warts, people have many treatments. Doctor may give some creams to treat warts like: Aldara, Condylox, Veregen and VidaroX. In some of these creams, VidaroX has been recommended by most doctors. This product destroys virus both on the surface and in lower skin layers. So, it stops warts before they develop and clears outbreaks as well. In cases of developing of warts, people can have therapies and surgeries to remove. These treatment can be painful, but they delete warts effectively.

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Both genital herpes and warts cause a lot of discomfort and pain for people. Also, people are easy to get them. Thus, infected people need to know about the differences between them. Then, having right treatments at the right time.

 

 

 

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