Genital Herpes Pictures / Pictures of Genital Herpes
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The First Genital Herpes Outbreak
The first symptoms of genital herpes usually develop within 2-20 days after initial contact, and could continue for up to 2 weeks.
The first herpes infection may be so mild it goes unnoticed or ignored. In other cases, the first herpes symptoms causes visible sores or lesions. Subsequent recurrences of the virus may cause an outbreak of small grape clustered blisters.
The virus will retreats into the nerve endings and lie dormant for an unknown period of time. Even when there are no symptoms of herpes, transmitting the virus is still possible (asymptomatic viral shedding) and extreme care should be taken not to spread the virus to other partners.
The about genital herpes pictures are of assorted stages of the virus
Typical Genital Herpes Symptoms
When the virus gets into the skin, cells of the virus reproduce and starts to multiply, making the skin red and often very sensitive.
Blisters or bumps may appear on the genital area, as seen in the above pictures of genital herpes, the blisters first opening and then healing with the regeneration of new skin tissue.
During the outbreak the infected area may, be painful, burn, itch and tingle
Other symptoms include, fever, swollen glands, flu like symptoms and discharge from the genitals.
Usually, the first herpes outbreak is the most severe, with most outbreaks lasting at least 10-21 days. Usually, a warning sign (prodrome) such as tingling anywhere around the hips, legs or genital area, is experienced by many people in recurring outbreaks.
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