Larry Jaeger is an expert skin care doctor and notes that herpes is a viral infection that is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). Herpes may affect the mouth (oral herpes or HSV Type 1) or the genitals (genital herpes or HSV Type 2). Herpes is transmitted through direct contact with the mouth or genitals of a person who has been infected with the virus through sexual intercourse or oral sex and kissing. Common Symptoms of Herpes
Herpes (Simplex) – Common Symptoms
Larry Jaeger asserts the symptoms of herpes can be difficult to spot. Many people won’t have any symptoms at all. Those who do will develop blisters that are often mistaken for other skin conditions like pimples. Symptoms often occur between two days and two weeks after infection. The initial outbreak can be severe.
Common symptoms of herpes (in men/women):
- tingling, itching, or burning of the skin in the area where the blisters will appear
- blisters on the penis, testicles, on and around the anus, buttocks, or thighs
- blisters on the lips, tongue, gums, and other parts of the body
aching muscles in the lower back, buttocks, thighs, or knees
- swollen and sometimes tender lymph nodes in the groin
- loss of appetite
- feeling unwell
According to Larry Jaeger, genital herpes is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the U.S. It is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV).
- Most cases of genital herpes are caused by infection by the herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2).
- Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) is more often the cause of cold sores or fever blisters. But it can also be a cause of genital herpes.
- Most people with genital herpes don’t know they have it. That’s because in most people it produces either no symptoms or very mild ones.
Dr. Larry Jaeger is a board certified dermatologist who has a practice in New York. Dr Larry Jaeger specializes in the treatment of all skin, hair and nail disorders including all skin growths.