Common symptoms for both kind of herpes (oral and genital) include blisters, painful sores, and a burning sensation while urinating. The severity of these symptoms may range from mild to severe.
Typically, herpes sores appear in a range of sizes and last for up to a week. The stages of an outbreak usually involve pus-filled blisters, later covered by a layer of crust, and finally end with an area of red skin.
Although a physical exam might suffice to diagnose herpes, often a test is also required for verification.
The following often get mistaken for herpes as they show similar symptoms.
Although the exact cause of canker sores—or aphthous ulcer—is still unknown, the appearance of these sores does not indicate a herpes infection. Canker sores appear as small, white-colored sores on the tongue, inside the cheeks, and lips. These sores can be triggered because of brushing too hard, injury to the mouth, or dental work.
The main difference between herpes cold sores and canker sores is that the former occur outside the mouth while the latter occur inside it. Canker sores are also not contagious and are more common in women than in men.
Contact dermatitis is a kind of skin condition which is characterized by red, itchy, and scaly skin rashes. The location of contact dermatitis symptoms is similar to that of herpes. This is why many confuse these rashes forming in the mouth or genital area with herpes.
The key difference between the two is that dermatitis can occur on any part of the body, not just the mouth or genital area.
Acne is a common skin condition in the U.S. and causes a range of blemishes including cysts, papules, and pustules (pimples). It is sometimes confused with herpes because of the appearance of the pimples.
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possible to not experience any symptoms of oral and genital herpes at all. However, this doesn’t mean that the virus is not active in the infected person or that it will not be transmitted to another individual.
Herpes is an incurable STI and one that remains in your body for life. We recommend you receive alternative treatment to alleviate herpes symptoms. The Underground Cure provides natural supplements to relieve pain from herpes sores and reduce the healing time.
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