Differences Herpes Genital and Herpes Zoster

Published by: gugun on 4th Apr 2018 | View all blogs by gugun

Perhaps most people are still strange to hear apa itu herpes kelamin (genital herpes) and herpes zoster, then whether the two types of herpes is the same transmission? Then what is the difference between genital herpes and herpes zoster? If you are curious then continue to see this article until thoroughly well.

Understanding Herpes Gender

Genital herpes is one type of sexually transmitted disease, in which genital herpes is generally transmitted from one person to another through sexual activity, such as vaginal, anal, or oral sex with someone already infected.

You should note that almost all cases of genital herpes are caused by infection by the herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2).

While herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) is more often the cause of cold sores or blisters, but did not rule out it can also be a cause of genital herpes.

However, unfortunately most people who have genital herpes do not know they have been infected, and that happens because in most people herpes genital symptoms are so mild that they have accidentally passed on to their sex partners, what are the symptoms of genital herpes?

Sex Genital Herpes Symptoms Need To Be Alert

As has been pointed out above that although a person can still pass through the infection, you may never notice that you have had gejala herpes kelamin.

On the other hand, you may notice symptoms within a few days to several weeks after initial contact, or you may not experience any early symptoms for months or even years after infection.

When symptoms occur as soon as a person is infected, the symptoms may tend to become severe and the symptoms usually begin as minor blisters which eventually break and produce painful wounds

The wound will usually heal in a few weeks, other than that the wound is accompanied by other symptoms such as the presence of flu symptoms such as symptoms of fever and swollen lymph nodes.

And the following below are some other genital herpes symptoms that you need to be aware of, including:

- There are red wounds around the genitals.

- Itching or tingling around the genitals or in the anal area.

- There are small blisters that will break and cause painful wounds and usually occur around the genitals or in the buttocks, thighs, or rectal areas

- It hurts from when urine passes through the wound this is most common in women.

-        Headache

-        Back pain

However, you should note that genital herpes is not the only condition that can produce symptoms as above so to ensure that it is a symptom of genital herpes it requires examination of a specialist venereal disease.

Understanding Herpes Zoster

Herpes zoster is an infection caused by a virus called varicella-zoster, which is the same virus that causes chicken pox.

In most cases after chickenpox infection is over, the virus can live in your nervous system for many years before reactivating as herpes zoster.

This type of viral infection is characterized by a rash on the red skin that can cause pain and burning, other than that shingles usually appear as blisters on one side of the body, usually will appear on the body, neck, or face.

Most cases of herpes zoster heal within two to three weeks. Herpes zoster rarely occurs more than once in the same person, but approximately 1 in 3 people in the United States will have herpes zoster at some point in their life, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Signs and Symptoms of Herpes Zoster Need to Be Alert

The first symptom that usually occurs due to herpes zoster is the onset of a rash that is accompanied by pain and burning. Pain usually occurs on one side of the body rash characteristics include:

-        Red stain

- There are fluid-filled blisters that break easily

- Rash that wraps the spine to the body

- Rash on the face and ears

- Itching on the part of herpes zoster infected

- Some people experience symptoms outside of pain and rash with rashes such as: fever, cold heat, headache, fatigue, muscle weakness

Differences Herpes Gender and Herpes Zoster

- Genital herpes is generally transmitted from one person to another through sexual activity with an infected person.

- While herpes zoster is transmitted by direct contact with the skin of infected patients, while the infection can be transmitted through saliva spray when sneezing or spray of saliva from cough, and may also be transmitted by blood transfusion.

- Generally genital herpes is caused by a virus called herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2).

- While herpes zoster is caused by a virus called varicella-zoster.

- Usually genital herpes lesions occur in the genital area, such as the area of ​​Mr. P, Miss V and anus.

- While herpes zoster wounds generally occur on the skin area of ​​the body, neck, or on the face.

And it's good if you have one of the symptoms of genital herpes as above then immediately seek treatment at the Klinik Utama Gracia which is one of the specialist disease klinik penyakit kelamin in Jakarta and hopefully this article can add to your insight well.

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