Description of symptoms
During the initial infection period which is mostly unnoticed, the symptoms are multiple. Moderate lesions of herpes and small bubbles containing a transparent liquid grouping into a “bouquet” appear. These blisters cause a tingling or burning sensation which is painful
Painful and important genital lesions also appear as tingling of the genitals. They present at the same time in the form of inflammation around the vulva and cervix. The other most common signs are pain during urination, headache, stomach ache, body aches, and fever.
Modes of transmission
This infection is primarily contacted during sexual intercourse. Direct mucosal contact transmits the virus responsible for genital herpes. This contamination can occur during sex with a partner with active or non-active lesions, but who still carries the virus. And even if there is no penetration, the likelihood of getting the disease is quite high.
The virus can also be transmitted from mother to child during childbirth. Just like typical virus, this infection doesn’t survive in outdoor environment. Hence, you’re unlikely to get infected indirectly when swimming in a swimming pool or using the same toilet with the infected person..
According to most dermatologist clinic research, most people are quite aware of herpes but may not be aware of high risk of prevalence. From several dermatology clinic observation, one in every four sexually active partners are likely to get infected with the women likely to get more infected than men.
In pregnant women, genital herpes increases the risk of getting HIV and also put the fetus at risk of contracting several diseases. Despite the pain that comes with it, most Dermatologists clinic believe herpes is just a nuisance and not a major health challenge.