Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is caused by two types of viruses, HSV-1 and HSV-2. It is typically spread through skin-to-skin contact, including kissing and sexual contact.
Symptoms of herpes include fluid-filled blisters or sores on the mouth or genital area, itching, burning, and tingling at the site of infection. Other symptoms include fever, headache, muscle aches, and swollen lymph nodes.
There is currently no cure for herpes, but antiviral medications can help to reduce symptoms and speed up the healing process. In addition, antiviral medications can also reduce the frequency and severity of outbreaks.
It’s important to practice safe se-s- and avoid close physical contact with an infected person to reduce the risk of transmission. People with herpes should also avoid sharing towels, razors, and other personal items.