Genital Herpes Signs and Symptoms: Painful Lesions and Itch in Genital Area

Do you notice an itching or burning feeling in the genital or anal area? You may have genital herpes. Ideally you should refrain from any sexual contact, and consult your doctor for diagnosis, treatment and counseling.

Genital herpes is an incurable sexually transmitted disease. Its symptoms vary from person to person. However, painful itchy sores in the genital area, in varying degree, is one of herpes’ common signs. Generally, herpes is most contagious during these open sore occurrences.

Herpessymptoms come and go. However, the virus stays in your nerve cells even after all signs of the infection are gone.

Some people have herpes virus outbreaks a couple of times a year, while others have many. Some people notice a higher incident of viral outbreak when:

There is no treatment to cure genital herpes. That itchy and painfully annoying virus will always be in your body. Certain drugs such asacyclovirvalacyclovir, and famciclovir can shorten outbreaks and make them less severe, or stop them from happening. Cortisone creams may assist with your itch.

Remember that if you have genital herpes, it is a life long disease. Even though you may have long periods with no signs or symptoms, you can still pass the virus to another person.

Talk to your doctor about your future health management of this disease.