For those who do experience symptoms, they are generally present as blisters on the genitals, and sores around the mouth. Here are more syptoms. (more…)
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QUESTION: Please advise if the feline herpes virus can be treated successfully. From what I understand, it’s a chronic condition and it spreads easily. In your opinion, should shelters euthanize cats because of this problem?
It was a rather warm and sunny morning yestserday. The restaurant where I had my breakfast was cold and full of people and the air was simply not circulating enough. (more…)
Painful blisters and sores are caused by the virus group more commonly known as herpes. Herpes simplex is the variant of this virus that is reponsible for the growth of cold sores around the area of the mouth. It also causes genital herpes. Chicken pox and shingles are caused by the variant known as herpes zoster. Pretty crazy huh?
But what is really out there that is possible for herpes treatments?? WE don’t really no.
Having herpes means having a chronic condition which, for someone that has herpes, will have the condition for a long time even if many people do not have any symptoms despite the fact that they carry the virus. A lot of people that carry the HSV will have recurring genital herpes. Over time, outbreaks of genital herpes will initally have them more often although over time, these outbreaks will happen less often and with less severity. Herpes can be treated with some herpes treatment medication.
What Is The Herpes Simplex Virus?
This virus is transmitted mostly through sexual contact between a person that carry the herpes simplex virus to someone who does not have it. It is very contagious and what’s worse is that many people don’t even know they already have it while in some people, the outbreaks make it very obvious that the herpes virus is present.
The herpes simplex virus has two known types:
Herpes Simplex Type 1, HSV 1: This virus is not as common as the other type of virus and is usually responsible for cold sores that can be found on the mouth and on the face. It can sometimes cause genital herpes when the genitals come into contact with an infected mouth.
Herpes Simplex Type 2, HSV 2: This is the very common version of herpes simplex. It causes genital herpes that can cause the outbreaks you find in the genitals and rectum and is easily spread when contact occurs with the infected part of the skin.
Remember that the herpes simplex virus is transmitted between partners usually when there is an outbreak or through pores of the skin when no outbreaks are visible. This ease of contamination and difficulty of detecting it’s presence is a major cause that one in 5 American adults have it.
Genital herpes or just plain herpes is the most common type of herpes next to sores and is spread through sexual contact between two people. Signs of genital herpes include blisters or ulcers or sores on and around the genital area in male and female carriers. There is no cure for genital herpes but there are treatments available to reduce the symptoms and prevent the frequent recurence of outbreaks.
Genital herpes, commonly known simply as herpes, is the second most common form of herpes. It is transmitted from one person to another during sexual activity. Genital herpes causes blisters or groups of small ulcers (open sores) on and around the genitals in both men and women. Genital herpes cannot be cured; but, there are medications that can be prescribed to treat outbreaks and minimize the symptoms.
Cats can also get herpes and it helps if you can identify the symptoms of this at an early stage. Main symptoms can include tears, constipation, runny nose, coughing. While these symptoms could be caused by other diseases, it is important to keep in mind that feline herpes is a possibility and while there may be no cure for herpes, your pet may be able to get some relief from it. (more…)