In Greek language Herpes means which can creep or crawl that means it can easily spread. Herpes is a viral infection.
There are different viruses causing varying types of herpes infections. Herpes viruses are able to establish lifelong persistent infections and undergo periodic reactivation.

There are 2 main types of herpes virus infection appear in humans:

  • Herpes Simplex Virus type 1 (HSV-1) or Oral Herpes
  • Herpes Simplex Virus type 2 (HSV-2) or Genital Herpes

Herpes Simplex Virus type 1 (HSV 1) or Oral Herpes :-

It is transmitted primarily through saliva. It is also called as oral herpes. It is mostly seen in the children. Most of The blisters are formed on the lips and around the mouth. Sometimes they appear on face and the tounge. These are common places of HSV 1 however the blisters can appear anywhere on the skin.

It can also cause Genital Herpes.

The patent may develop symptoms as flu like fever, muscle pains etc. And there may be association of infection presented with discharge, pain, and sensitivity to light. All above symptoms if start they can last from 2-3 weeks.


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