What is Herpes Simplex?
Herpes simplex is the infection that causes herpes, which can appear in numerous parts of the body. The genitals and the mouth are the two most common places for HSV to manifest.
There are two variations of the HSV – HSV 1, which causes cold sores around the mouth, and HSV-2, which causes genital herpes. HSV is extremely contagious and is transmitted through direct contact. Symptoms of HSV include blistering sores, itchiness, and flu-like symptoms.
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Treating Herpes Simplex?
While there isn’t a cure for HSV, it can be managed to remove sores and prevent future outbreaks. Your Levy Dermatology Provider will likely prescribe an oral medication or prescription topical cream to treat the sores. In severe circumstances, injections may be needed to control the flare.
How Can I Prevent Herpes Simplex?
HSV can be prevented by avoiding direct contact with someone who has the virus. If you are sexually active with someone with HSV-2, be sure to wear a condom to prevent transmission. While HSV cannot be cured, transmission can be curbed with proper precautions by anyone who has it.