A chronic viral infection is genital herpes. The symptoms of this disease, once appeared to be repeated again and again, as the virus causing genital herpes remains in the body forever. During remission it hides in the nerve ganglia, while reducing immunity "is selected from the shelter" and cause inflammation.
Form flow of genital herpes
Form flow of genital herpes, which is caused by herpes simplex viruses
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I and II (HSV I and II) may be different. Very often, the disease is asymptomatic, but this does not exclude the sexual partners of infection (the virus can live on the surface of the mucous membranes), and the appearance of its features at lower immunity.
When the primary HSV infection show signs of primary genital herpes, which then becomes a long chronic relapsing course. Sometimes herpes symptoms are atypical - not characteristic of this disease.
The symptoms of primary genital herpes
In the primary genital herpes isolation of infectious agents can be long - 10 to 20 days. Accordingly, a long stick and symptoms. At first, they grow, and then it decreases, then re-growing.
The incubation period (time from infection until the first signs of the disease) is an average of 5 days (3-7). After that, the first person showing signs of general malaise headache, can increase the temperature, aching body, disturbed sleep
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. Locally in the genital area at first appear swelling, redness, and then copious blisters with clear content. Bubbles rapidly (for two - three days) burst, and the surface of the mucosa is covered with superficial erosions and ulcers that heal duration for two - three weeks.
Women rashes appear on the skin and mucous membranes of the vulva, the vaginal wall, the cervix, sometimes in the perineum and on the walls of the urethra. In men characteristic bubbles occur on the penis, the foreskin on the walls of the urethra and the skin of external genital and perineal.
All this is accompanied by a pain and pruritus at the beginning and then decreases pain and itching persists, and may even increase. Sometimes the process is attached to the viral secondary infection - often bacterial and fungal. This increases inflammation respectively amplify pain and itching. The healing of erosions and ulcers is long, but the scars that are left.
It is necessary to distinguish the primary manifestation of genital herpes during primary infection of the primary manifestations of asymptomatic herpes that occur against a background of reduced immunity. This is very important if the cold sores on the genitals first appeared during pregnancy. If this is the primary infection, there is a real threat of infection of the fetus and the intrauterine infection. This is rarely the pregnancy safely as in the mother's body have not yet appeared antibodies to fight the infectious agent.
If the herpes is infiltrated into the body before pregnancy and the disease is asymptomatic, and during pregnancy it appeared the first symptoms (this contributes to lowered immunity), the threat is almost no fruit. To distinguish one from another state will help the immunological analysis of blood: Blood women infected with herpes for the first time, there will be antibodies to it, or there will be an antibody belonging to the class of immunoglobulin M (IgM). If the disease lasts for a long time in the blood are detected antibodies of class immunoglobulin G (IgG).
Recurrent genital herpes - symptoms
Relapses of the disease is usually associated with a decrease in immunity. The virus is actively stands for no more than five days, so relapses are much shorter duration. Common symptoms of the disease usually does not happen. But locally in the genital area, before the appearance of the rash may occur pain and tingling. It is very important to grasp these signs and start taking antiviral drugs - a rash or start, or their symptoms are minimal.
Relapses of the disease may be rare, frequent, regular, haphazard, with decreasing symptoms. They may provoke various factors - colds, any disease, stress and so forth. The recurrence rate and the degree of their manifestations determines the severity of the disease and its treatment tactics.
Symptoms of atypical genital herpes
Atypical genital herpes often remains unrecognized. It can manifest itself in the form of scratches and cracks in the external genitals, vagina and anus, it is long and hard occurring fungal infections, cystitis, lesions of different nature in the crotch, thighs and buttocks, pain during urination unknown origin, vaginal discharge
or urethra, the attacks of sciatica or sciatica
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Genital herpes requires timely detection and regular treatment.