What is happening when you have an outbreak of the herpes virus?
The virus manifests itself during outbreaks and the best way to know how this virus work is to understand what happens during a herpes outbreak. When you are not having an outbreak, the virus just sits dormant within your body that continues to feed off of your cells but does not completely disappear and there is no cure for herpes.
Some people may never exhibit the symptoms even if the virus is in a very active state and might end up passing on the virus to somebody else before they end up getting treatment.
Why is it that some people go for years without an outbreak and other people seem to have them often? Why is it you can have the virus without ever having an outbreak? To understand the answers to these questions, you need to understand what happens to your body during an outbreak.
In the HSV-1 strain, people who suffer from this virus have blisters that appear on the lips and the inside of their mouth which then turn into ulcers. These are usually called cold sores or fever blisters.
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The gums become red and swollen, and the tongue may develop a white coating. Other symptoms may include fever, muscle aches, trouble with eating, a generally ill feeling, irritability and swollen neck glands. These symptoms can last from two to three weeks but with the proper use of herpes treatments, they can be eased.
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After your get the initial infection the virus can lie dormant without causing any symptoms for some time. But the virus can reactivate at a later time, leading to a tingling and numbness around the mouth, then a blister that breaks and forms a crust. The virus tends to activate itself during or just after some type of stress on the body such as a cold, an infection, hormone changes, menstrual periods or even a tooth extraction.